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Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by Wvphantompilot, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. Wvphantompilot

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    My P3S controller isn't working anymore it won't link to the drone. Considering buying a new controller and starting fresh. Anyone ever tried this. I've included a picture of the RC failure error.

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  2. lmayes69

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    have you tried relinking it? that fixed my issue
     
  3. Wvphantompilot

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    Tried multiple times and multiple different locations still won't pair.


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  4. jonahex2099

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    I bought a spare from DJi for my 4K. Just contact them. Got it in three days. Mainly so I could mod one with an itelite antenna mod and keep one stock.
     
  5. Wvphantompilot

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    The remote I have I did the DBS mod and now it won't link. So just contact dji and buy a new standard controller from them?


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  6. jonahex2099

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    That's what I did. I just did it before I mod my original. Call me a nervous person but I don't want to not be able to fly. :)

    Did you go back in and check all your work? Verify you don't have a cable crossed (i.e. 2.4 plugged into 5.8 plug?). I do that sort of thing myself when doing stuff like this.
     
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  7. Wvphantompilot

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    I haven't checked it in a few days. I upgraded to a P3P but it would be nice to have a spare phantom laying around.


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  9. jonahex2099

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    Also triple check the external cables for the mod. On mine they are pinned differently on each end so if you put them on backwards (which I did) then it can cause issues.
     
  10. Wvphantompilot

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    That's actually the first thing I checked I wired it up so that everything corresponds to each side.


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  11. jonahex2099

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    Ok. Had to ask because I didn't notice they were different at each end first pass.
     
  12. Wvphantompilot

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    It's no problem. That did happen to me several times but I did manage to rewire it a few days later to where everything matched.

    I went ahead and ordered a new controller for my phantom and gonna use it as a spare or for other things. Just hope it links up. I'd rather it be a controller problem than a quad problem.


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  13. jonahex2099

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    Yeah - like I said - I preemptively picked up a spare controller for that very reason. I would honestly crack it open and take a magnifying glass to the control line connectors, etc, and see if maybe it's something super simple.

    I tested mine out last night and had a successful round about the back yard - didn't go too high or too far - but it works great.

    [​IMG]mod 1 (3) by Tim Robinson, on Flickr