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P2 won't start up

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by jaywils, May 1, 2014.

  1. jaywils

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    I have a Phantom 2 which has flown perfectly and never crashed, i.e., no physical damage. Today it would not start up properly (not all green lights) then all lights went out. I restarted it with the same results. I swapped batteries, with the same results. Then I plugged the P2 in to my pc via usb but the NAZA-M-V2 app would not recognize it (no remote control response), even though I heard the USB connect beep, but the gimbal will respond to the angle control on the remote. I restarted the pc and got the same negative results. I have calibrated the P2 before and the firmware is current as of a month ago.

    Also, while it was plugged in to the usb, after a few minutes the props suddenly started spinning as if I had given it the start up command. I shut down the battery to stop it.

    Jay
    Santa Cruz, CA
     
  2. 4wd

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    Perhaps try an exorcism, it seems to have gained consciousness.
     
  3. ElGuano

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    Wow, it arms just sitting there on its own? What was the state of your TX at the time?
     
  4. jaywils

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    Yes, just sitting there. The controller was on but untouched. I remember warnings to remove the props with the P1 when connected, so now I know why. The gimbal control does work but all the NAZA parameter info is just blank.

    I'm going with the exorcism thing...
     
  5. jaywils

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    I talked to DJI Tech Support. They thought it was a major hardware problem, not possession. We'll see about that. Either way, it's covered, but there's a four week turnaround.

    Droneless in Santa Cruz
     
  6. ElGuano

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    Sounds like you're being taken care of? That's good, and glad you identified it and got it resolved In a fairly non-dangerous situation!