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Help needed, detail on central circuit board component

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by gmrwhite, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. gmrwhite

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    Hi everybody, i need help to discover the type of diode mounted on the phantom 2 central circuit board, near the cam connector.
    here you can see a pic of the full board, and the detail where you can see two diode, a white one e a black one. i need to replace the black one, but i don't know what kind of diode is (as i burned it). if some of you could open its phantom 2 and check which number is printed on the black diode i really appreciate.....there should be a number and a line on the left of right of the diode.
    please any good soul with an already opened phantom (i know that it takes time to open it) could help me? ;)
     

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    I'm pretty sure the diode you seek is in fact, a resistor. If you are careful and precise, you can meter it to get the resistance.
     
  3. gmrwhite

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    Thanks, yes you are probably right, but the problem is that i burned it, so the guy who is helping me can not test it. but on the resistor there are written some value, if i found those value the guy could replace it with the right one... any other idea?
     
  4. OI Photography

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    I'd have serious reservations about anybody who is supposedly able to do component replacement, yet isn't able to test a circuit.

    New board is $60, which is inexpensive for the piece of mind it would give over...your other option.
     
  5. gmrwhite

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    are you saying that it is possible to test a burned resistor? i really don't know anything about this kind of stuff
     
  6. eroomomni

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    Looks like a cap to me. Can you post a magnified photo?
     
  7. goldfishrock

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    Wow.... whatever it is, replacing a surface mount component is some undertaking..... good luck :)

    Wouldn't it be easier to just replace your main board? They aren't expensive.
     
  8. gmrwhite

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    i resolved getting ac from the battery connector directly.... now the rx works again :)
     
  9. josse34

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    Hi!
    I have exactly the same problem (short circuit at the connector of FC200 camera), could you explain to me the resolution?!
    Thanks so much !!!
     
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    For anyone that's interested, the component in question there is an Inductor, 1uH or so.
     
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    This.

    I burned something out and just installed a new board. Easy and cheap like OI said.