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Is it possible to update a P3P with no camera?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by adanac, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. adanac

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    I have a P3P that crashed and lost the camera. It still has the gimbal mount, but no camera.

    I insert an SD card with the bin file into the slot, power up, but it never updates the firmware. The indicator light flashes red/green, then flashing green, then no light, then repeat.
     
  2. alokbhargava

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    FW update looks for CAM board to update its FW. It will not complete it unless it updates it.


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  3. adanac

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    Forgive my ignorance, but what is camboard?
     
  4. msinger

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    It's not possible to update the firmware without the gimbal/camera installed.
     
  5. adanac

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    My gimbal might be installed. It depends on how we define gimbal.
     
  6. msinger

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    This entire part must be installed as-is when a brand new Phantom is opened:

    Gimbal.png
     
  7. adanac

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    Thank you for the clarification. No, I don't have all that. In my crash I lost the camera. Everything above the camera is present but the camera is gone.
     
  8. Reed L

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    You don't need an update anyway, if it doesn't fly after the crash then the problem is elsewhere. It will fly just fine with no camera on any firmware previously installed.