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Professional Help with SD card issue/firmware

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Serenity, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. Serenity

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    Hi there flyers, first post, I have a possibly very dumb question driving me crazy.

    Want to update my firmware, I think I understand the whole process but can't get past "copy the .bin file to your SD card." The card will not accept or read the bin file, a 'no go' symbol comes up and it won't transfer.

    I am on Mac, have flown and used the SD card many times. I formatted the SD card in my quad, downloaded the firmware zip file from DJI, open that and see the .bin file.

    But when I try to copy or drag the .bin file onto the formatted SD card (in fat32), it won't accept it so I can't even get started.

    I've read and watched videos of people casually dragging the .bin file onto the SD card, but it just won't do it and I don't know why at all.

    Thanks for any help, seems like something real simple I'm missing.
     
  2. Serenity

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    And apologies if its been covered, I searched many threads about firmware updates and couldn't find the issue i'm having, seems it's the easiest step in the process. :)
     
  3. Meta4

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    Look for a small sliding lock on the side of the SD card adapter.
    It might be in the locked position?
     
  4. Serenity

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    Just checked, adapter is not in the locked position.

    It's very odd, same memory card I've used many times. I'm stumped.
     
  5. Serenity

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    I got it, as I thought was something very simple.

    I have a multi-card type reader, there is a slot for uploading only and a slot for transferring files apparently, I had no idea.

    Cool forum, happy flying.