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Standard New P3S, broke the tx right off

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by VaCountryPilot, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. VaCountryPilot

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    New p3s owner. Disappointed to learn it would not work with my iPhone 5... But it would with my iPad Air. Ordered the dji clamp. It did not fit, needed a hole in the tx to mount it.

    I read the forum and opened the case so I would not drill into anything. In the process the black wire from the antenna came loose, or broke at the end farthest from the antenna. Thought I found where it came off and slid the end on with tweezers.

    Nope. I run out of reception at 100 yd or so.

    Is this fixable? Can't believe cracking open the tx box has killed my p3s with only 3 flights. I can't find any diagrams or pics of an open p3s tx to help. How screwed am I?
     
  2. VaCountryPilot

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    Upon closer inspection, I see that the end of the coax wire pulled out of the coax jack at the circuit board. I removed glue and the jack from the board, and tried refitting the coax line into the connector. Man they are small!

    Will dji send a replacement? I can't figure out why splitting the tx case would have interfered with that wire at all?.
     
  3. msinger

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    You could ask, but I doubt DJI is going to cover it since you dissembled it. Perhaps it's defective though.