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HELP!!LED status indicator problem

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Breezy, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Breezy

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    Hey guys, I have been flying my phantom non stop quite a bit and recently i noticed my dji phantom led indicator stopped flashing. I am unable to figure out why, now I can't see if I am getting signal from satellites, battery life, etc. Can anyone point me in the direction on where to start tracking this problem? Any suggestions are much appreciated.
     
  2. amrflyingdude

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    If you don't mind opening it up and peeking inside that would be in my opinion your best choice, see if the LED is still plugged in to the board or akin good contact, if this doesn't fix it and you have a volt meter then see if there is electricity being feed in to the led, if this tests ok then you need to replace the led.

    Hope this helps
     
  3. Breezy

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    I opened up the dji and don't see any obvious broken connections. Just to be sure, can someone point me in the right direction on where to look specifically for the LED contact point? I have a voltmeter handy, just want to be sure I'm poking in the right area.
     

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  4. OI Photography

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    It's in the far right of your picture there, the little board that the grey USB cable plugs in to, somewhat protected by the grey foam pad. It looks like it's plugged in to the NAZA ok, but you'll need to check the USB connection as well as the spot the 3-wire lead from the NAZA is soldered to the LED board. Either of those connections can be affected by too many bumps from the battery.
     
  5. amrflyingdude

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    Also unplug the led from the NAZA and plug it back in, Turn on and check for voltage activity, if current is going through you know is the led.
     
  6. ElGuano

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    That foam cover on the LED circuit board looks way more beat up than anything I've ever seen. Just wondering if you're stuffing your batteries in a certain way that hits it? It would be rare, but this may be a case of physical trauma to the circuit board...might want to pick up a $10 LED V2 module to see if your original LED is busted.
     
  7. rampage42

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    You need to check the wires on the LED board. They are to short and can and do break.
    Once you get the LED board out, look carefully and you will see a broken wire.
    Scrape the white silicone back and re-solder.
    Easy fix.