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Part From P3 4K Controller to P3P Controller

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Paul A Byers, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. Paul A Byers

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    This question is for you techs out there. I installed DBS mod on my P3P controller and broke the ribbon cable on the gimbal control. I found a broken P3 4K controller 40 bucks on ebay. Guy says it was never opened. I want to rob the gimbal control knob and ribbon cable from it to fix mine. Will it work?

    Thanks!

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  2. jiminyfixit

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    Paul,
    I was looking at that controller also. The only difference I could see was the lack of a USB port. Check at the bottom of the back of the controller and see what model it is. The P3P and A are GL300A or GL300B. I'm not sure if the one you purchased has a different frequency than the GL300's, but I can't believe DJI would go to the trouble of putting different buttons and wheels in the different models. It would not be cost effective and you know DJI. :}
     
  3. Paul A Byers

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    Thanks for the reply, the only thing I need it for is the gimbal control wheel and the ribbon cable. It is a GL358WB. For 40 bucks I couldn't pass it up. These controllers are expensive. If I open it up and it doesn't look like the ribbon cable is the same I will just put it back up on ebay. Hard to get parts for the insides of these things.

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  4. rdandy5875

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    Having had both, but neither cracked open, I'm skeptical if they will be the same.

    The P3S controller was like a cheap toy (please no offense), whereas the P3A/P controller is much heavier and everything seems higher quality.

    I hope it works out for you, though. GL.
     
  5. jiminyfixit

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    Watch eBay in the next couple of days, as I will be parting out a GL300A that I can't get to connect to anything, other than being able to charge the battery.
     
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  6. Paul A Byers

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    Will do! Thanks for the heads up.
     
  7. Paul A Byers

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    Will GL300A be somewhere in the title so I will know how to search for it?
     
  8. jiminyfixit

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    I can add that designator in the description box. I was thinking of listing the parts; Used DJI Phantom 3 controller parts, thumbwheel..........etc for other components. I want to test the circuit boards and the ribbon cable before I list. I'm going to test them in one of my perfect working TX's. Boy I hope I don't mess up and ruin a good TX in the process. I do this testing cameras, but have had no experience with the TX's.
     
  9. Paul A Byers

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    Did you ever list the parts on ebay? I am looking for them. What is your ebay user name? I want to make sure I do not miss what you put up.

    Thanks!
     
  10. jiminyfixit

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    I listed them yesterday and the thumbwheels are still available, however, the ribbon cable didn't last 4min. I had no idea it would sell so fast. I wish I had more. The items are listed under "used dji phantom 3 controller" (drone cameras). All my items are under "jiminyfixit".
     
  11. Paul A Byers

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    The large ribbon cable is the one that went fast? I would have taken that one, but I also need the camera control wheel with the ribbon cable attached to it. The wheel that makes the camera look forwards and down. Do you have that one?
     
  12. rdandy5875

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    Why you didn't just sell it directly to the OP I have no idea. :thumbdown You could have even saved the 10% feebay commission.
     
  13. jiminyfixit

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    rdandy,

    I didn't realize Phantom Pilots has a "sellers police". If I told Paul what I wanted for it, I would possibly have other pilots jump in and wonder why I excluded them from my offering. I have been a member as long as I have been selling DJI items on eBay and have yet to list in the classifieds, because most of the pilots use eBay anyhow. EBay's 10% is just part of doing business and they have built a very thoughtful solution to helping business-minded folks thru the process. BTW, what is the "OP"?
     
  14. rdandy5875

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    Op is original poster.

    I hear ya, those have to come around for sale rarely, though. He reached out, you responded , but he's still down. Neither one of us have helped any I guess. Hopefully he will find one.
     
  15. jiminyfixit

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    The thumbwheel is still available.:}