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P3P gimbal - SD card initializing - Invalid SD card

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by hunch, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. hunch

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    ok this is a first for me after almost fixing 1000 Phantom.
    i ran into something i've never seen before.
    i insert a microSD card in a gimbal from P3P and all i get on the screen is SD Card Initializing
    for about 30 seconds and then followed by Invalid SD card.

    anyone seen this before?

    tried with 10 different cards, same results.

    picture is there, control of the gimbal is there.
    if i can't figure it out i will sell it, someone may want to use it just for viewing, not being able to record to the card.
     
  2. alokbhargava

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    How did you install the FW with bad SD card/ reader?

    Do you see the same issue with stock SD card?
     
  3. hunch

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    i didn't
    this is customers gimbal that i already replaced but was wondering if anyone has ever seen this as in all the gimbals that went
    through my hands i've never seen this issue until now.
     
  4. Ted4797

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    Me either. U must be special. I assume u tried blowing out the slot? Sounds like that might be a good one to send to my friend to fix.
     
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  5. hunch

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    i did yeah Ted, tried several things so not really sure what's going on with it.
    i think i will sell this one as it is in perfect condition and everything works perfect.
    someone who doesn't need to record can use this, i'm sure.
     
  6. Multicoptertec

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    I need the gimbal main board, lol. That card slot may be flaky, they never feel quite right.
     
  7. hunch

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    $100 and it's yours
     
  8. Multicoptertec

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    Is that for the whole assembly, or just the board?
     
  9. Ted4797

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    I would buy it. I take terrible photos anyway. Most of the time I just look around
     
  10. hunch

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    just the board.
    the rest is perfect. i can use the rest, yaw arm, cable,....
     
  11. Multicoptertec

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    A little steep for me, considering I would need to fix the port anyway.
     
  12. hunch

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    how about $200 for the whole thing?
     
  13. Ted4797

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    How about $150 for the whole thing.
     
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    I just ran into the same issue the other day. Still haven't solved it yet.
     
  15. hunch

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    was it working fine and then just out of the blue just stopped or did it happen after/during firmware upgrade?
     
  16. Multicoptertec

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    Out of the blue.

    This is like trying to have a conversation during a live auction.
     
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  19. hunch

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    that's weird. yeah this one did the same thing, just stopped and it won't recognize any of the cards anymore
     
  20. Ted4797

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    Look a rabbit.