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PHantom 3 Pro full failure...

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Mylo, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. Mylo

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    Hey guys and gals. I'm at a bit of a loss right now with my Phantom 3 Professional. I've had maybe 10-15 flights and made a few videos with it. Love the drone, but havn't used it in about 6 months. Long story short, went to start her up last week and couldn't get my phone to get into camera mode on the app. I can't get the app to work at all or recognise the drone. The controller can control the gimbal, i just cant take off. I can't upgrade the drone AT ALL :-$ it's all very frustrating and i basically have a perfect condition P3 Pro sitting here that can't fly! I just got off online support with DJI, and ill post the transcript below. Needless to say it didn't go very well....

    Any ideas here would be more than welcome. Even if anyones had to send theres back to base for a repair?
    ok here goes......

    (i've had to cut some of the log files down to fit under 20000 characters).

    Chat with Sophia

    Thank you for contacting the DJI support!
    How may I help you?
    ????? DJI ??????????????!??Sophia,??????????

    Hello, this is Sophia from Dji support. How can I help you today?

    ?? 13:19
    Hi Mylo
    ?? 13:20
    Hey there
    ?? 13:21
    I have a phantom 3 Professional, had it maybe a year. hasnt been used for 6 months though. Cracked it out last week and no matter what, can't get the phone app to connect to the controller.
    this made me go through the firmware update procedures
    but it always fails
    drone and controller. no matter how i try it
    ive tried multiple sd cards, all the firm ware versions...even the original 1.1.6
    no success so far,
    ?? 13:23
    I should say that as far as i can tell this drone has never been upgraded.
    one sec
    What generallyu happens during the upgrade try, is that i get the four beebs for about 30 seconds and then it goes to fail constant beeb.
    sure
    thank you
    ?? 13:26
    Mylo, so right now you cannot fly the drone or take a photo using the camera, right?
    yeah this is correct. I cant use thr dji go app and i can't fly at all.
    ?? 13:27
    not sure if you want the firmware upgrade log...but it just shows ALOT of fails lol. i tried a few times
    yeah
    if you got that, please send it to me
    ?? 13:29
    Delete history success.

    Upgrading ...
    Result: Failed.
    Reboot the aircraft and try to upgrade the firmware again.

    ========== 2014.01.01 00:00:15 remo-con disconnect======
    Packet: P3X_FW_V01.09.0060.bin
    Upgrading ...

    ========== 2014.01.01 00:00:14 remo-con disconnect======
    Packet: P3X_FW_V01.03.0020.bin
    Upgrading ...

    ========== 2014.01.01 00:00:14 remo-con disconnect======
    Packet: P3X_FW_V01.03.0020.bin
    Upgrading ...
    Result: Failed.
    Reboot the aircraft and try to upgrade the firmware again.

    ========== 2014.01.01 00:00:15 remo-con disconnect======
    Packet: P3X_FW_V01.09.0060.bin
    Upgrading ...
    Result: Failed.
    Reboot the aircraft and try to upgrade the firmware again.

    ========== 2014.01.01 00:00:15 remo-con disconnect======
    Packet: P3X_FW_V01.09.0060.bin
    Result: Failed.
    Reboot the aircraft and try to upgrade the firmware again.

    ========== 2016.08.28 23:16:04 =====================
    Packet: P3X_FW_V01.09.0060.bin
    Result: Failed.
    Reboot the aircraft and try to upgrade the firmware again.

    ========== 2016.08.28 23:18:13 =====================
    Packet: P3X_FW_V01.08.0080.bin
    Result: Failed.
    Reboot the aircraft and try to upgrade the firmware again.

    ========== 2016.08.28 23:19:43 =====================
    Packet: P3X_FW_V01.08.0080.bin
    Result: Failed.
    Reboot the aircraft and try to upgrade the firmware again.

    ========== 2014.01.01 00:00:12 remo-con disconnect======
    Packet: P3X_FW_V01.08.0080.bin
    Result: Failed.
    Reboot the aircraft and try to upgrade the firmware again.

    ========== 2014.01.01 00:00:12 remo-con disconnect======
    Packet: P3X_FW_V01.09.0060.bin
    Result: Failed.
    Reboot the aircraft and try to upgrade the firmware again.

    ========== 2014.01.01 00:00:14 remo-con disconnect======
    Packet: P3X_FW_V01.08.0080.bin
    Result: Failed.
    Reboot the aircraft and try to upgrade the firmware again.

    ========== 2014.01.01 00:00:15 remo-con disconnect======
    Packet: P3X_FW_V01.03.0020.bin
    Result: Failed.
    Reboot the aircraft and try to upgrade the firmware again.

    ========== 2014.01.01 00:00:14 remo-con disconnect======
    Packet: P3X_FW_V01.09.0060.bin
    Result: Failed.
    Reboot the aircraft and try to upgrade the firmware again.

    ========== 2014.01.01 00:00:14 remo-con disconnect======
    Packet: P3X_FW_V01.03.0020.bin
    Result: Failed.
    Reboot the aircraft and try to upgrade the firmware again.

    ========== 2014.01.01 00:00:14 remo-con disconnect======
    Packet: P3X_FW_V01.01.0006.bin
    Result: Corrupted.
    Firmware bin file is corrupted, download it again from the DJI offical website.

    ========== 2014.01.01 00:00:12 remo-con disconnect======
    Packet: P3X_FW_V01.01.0006.bin
    Result: Corrupted.
    Firmware bin file is corrupted, download it again from the DJI offical website.

    ========== 2014.01.01 00:00:14 remo-con disconnect======
    Packet: P3X_FW_V01.01.0008.bin
    Result: Corrupted.
    Firmware bin file is corrupted, download it again from the DJI offical website.

    ========== 2014.01.01 00:00:14 remo-con disconnect======
    Packet: P3X_FW_V01.03.0020.bin
    Upgrading ...
    Result: Failed.
    Reboot the aircraft and try to upgrade the firmware again.

    ========== 2016.10.03 12:32:23 =====================
    Packet: P3X_FW_V01.03.0020.bin
    Result: Failed.
    Reboot the aircraft and try to upgrade the firmware again.

    ========== 2014.01.01 00:00:14 remo-con disconnect======
    Packet: P3X_FW_V01.03.0020.bin
    Result: Failed.
    Reboot the aircraft and try to upgrade the firmware again.
    thank you
    let me check
    no problem
    ?? 13:30
    Please send the hidden LOG file to us by following these steps
    1. Enable Viewing hidden files in your OS. Below are the websites where you can check how to show the hidden files in your PC.
    For The Windows System:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/show-hidden-files#show-hidden-files=windows-7
    For The Mac System:
    Quickly Show/Hide Hidden Files on macOS Sierra, OS X El Capitan & Yosemite | Ian Lunn - Front-end Developer
    2.Enter the root directory of the SD card, then find the hidden folder MISC and enter it. There is LOG folder in it.
    3.The LOG txt file is under the LOG folder.
    please also try to find this hidden log file for us
    ok will do
    ?? 13:31
    thank you
    ?? 13:33
    its large, do you want it all?
    Thank you for contacting the DJI support!
    There are 1 customers in queue. We will connect you with an agent as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!
    How may I help you?
    ????? DJI ??????????????!??Sophia,??????????

    Hello, this is Sophia from Dji support. How can I help you today?

    14:03
    Hi there, sorry i was chatting before but my connection failed
    i haver a phantom 3 that i cant upgrade firmware or connect to
    i was just getting the hidden log file when the internet dropped
    hello Mylo
    hey.
    was i chatting to you before?
    yeah
    i have the log file
    14:04
    ill paste it now yeah?
    yes please
    14:05
    [00014990]Delete history success.

    [00015188]========== 2016.08.28 15:29:52. boot(15) ============
    [00015263]Packet [C:\P3X_FW_V01.09.0060.bin] detected, card sn [0x1b5b5e19].
    [00015336]Packet upgrade start...

    [00015407]Packet checking...
    [00015481]Done.

    [00015560]Version checking[1]...
    [00015677][03 05][00] v34.2.0.9 -> v34.2.0.9
    [00015797][03 06][00] v2.2.6.8 -> v2.4.20.18 need upgrade.
    [00015877][04 00][00] v1.38.0.0 -> v1.44.0.0 need upgrade.
    [00016038][11 00][00] v1.6.1.0 -> v1.8.0.0 need upgrade.
    [00016167][12 00][00] v1.8.0.0 -> v1.10.0.0 need upgrade.
    [00016291][12 01][00] v1.8.0.0 -> v1.10.0.0 need upgrade.
    [00016411][12 02][00] v1.8.0.0 -> v1.10.0.0 need upgrade.
    [00016538][12 03][00] v1.8.0.0 -> v1.10.0.0 need upgrade.
    [00029109][15 00][00] device not detected.
    [00029225][17 00][00] v1.1.1.6 -> v1.1.1.7 need upgrade.
    [00029386][17 01][00] v1.0.2.5 -> v1.0.2.7 need upgrade.
    [00029483][19 00][00] v1.0.8.96 -> v1.0.8.96
    [00029557][01 00][00] v1.15.3056 -> v1.30.5036 need upgrade
    [00029636][01 01][00] v1.15.3056 -> v1.30.5036 need upgrade
    [00042210][08 00][00] device not detected.
    [00042300][09 00][00] v1.7.0.3 -> v3.0.0.10 need upgrade.
    [00042371]Done.

    [00044446]Waiting for user confirm...
    [00054519]Timeout, start upgrade automatically.

    [00054668]Firmware upgrading[1]...
    [00068447][01 00] Firmware upgrade start...
    [00068521][01 00] Firmware upgrade finish failed (step = 2, err = 0xff).
    [00098595]Packet upgrade failed at firmware upgrade.



    [00014511]========== remo-con disconnect. boot(15) ============
    [00014584]Packet [C:\P3X_FW_V01.09.0060.bin] detected, card sn [0x1b5b5e19].
    [00014664]Packet upgrade start...

    [00014740]Packet checking...
    [00014813]Done.

    [00014888]Version checking[1]...
    [00014990][03 05][00] v34.2.0.9 -> v34.2.0.9
    [00015090][03 06][00] v2.2.6.8 -> v2.4.20.18 need upgrade.
    [00015170][04 00][00] v1.38.0.0 -> v1.44.0.0 need upgrade.
    [00015316][11 00][00] v1.6.1.0 -> v1.8.0.0 need upgrade.
    [00015444][12 00][00] v1.8.0.0 -> v1.10.0.0 need upgrade.
    [00015655][12 01][00] v1.8.0.0 -> v1.10.0.0 need upgrade.
    [00015785][12 02][00] v1.8.0.0 -> v1.10.0.0 need upgrade.
    [00015905][12 03][00] v1.8.0.0 -> v1.10.0.0 need upgrade.
    [00028484][15 00][00] device not detected.
    [00028602][17 00][00] v1.1.1.6 -> v1.1.1.7 need upgrade.
    [00028771][17 01][00] v1.0.2.5 -> v1.0.2.7 need upgrade.
    [00028857][19 00][00] v1.0.8.96 -> v1.0.8.96
    [00028931][01 00][00] v1.15.3056 -> v1.30.5036 need upgrade
    [00029005][01 01][00] v1.15.3056 -> v1.30.5036 need upgrade
    [00041576][08 00][00] device not detected.
    [00041675][09 00][00] v1.7.0.3 -> v3.0.0.10 need upgrade.
    [00041747]Done.

    [00043820]Waiting for user confirm...
    [00053894]Timeout, start upgrade automatically.

    [00054043]Firmware upgrading[1]...
    [00067666][01 00] Firmware upgrade start...
    [00067742][01 00] Firmware upgrade finish failed (step = 2, err = 0xff).
    [00014511]========== remo-con disconnect. boot(15) ============
    [00014585]Packet [C:\P3X_FW_V01.03.0020.bin] detected, card sn [0x1b5b5e19].
    [00014660]Packet upgrade start...

    [00014751]Packet checking...
    [00014825]Done.

    [00014898]Version checking[1]...
    [00015015][03 05][00] v34.2.0.9 -> v34.2.0.9
    [00015115][03 06][00] v2.2.6.8 -> v2.2.6.19 need upgrade.
    [00015195][04 00][00] v1.38.0.0 -> v1.40.0.0 need upgrade.
    [00015281][09 00][00] v1.7.0.3 -> v1.7.0.3
    [00015415][11 00][00] v1.6.1.0 -> v1.7.0.0 need upgrade.
    [00015530][12 00][00] v1.8.0.0 -> v1.8.0.0
    [00015654][12 01][00] v1.8.0.0 -> v1.8.0.0
    [00015764][12 02][00] v1.8.0.0 -> v1.8.0.0
    [00015890][12 03][00] v1.8.0.0 -> v1.8.0.0
    [00028464][15 00][00] device not detected.
    [00028581][17 00][00] v1.1.1.6 -> v1.1.1.7 need upgrade.
    [00028745][17 01][00] v1.0.2.5 -> v1.0.2.7 need upgrade.
    [00028841][19 00][00] v1.0.8.96 -> v1.0.8.96
    [00028910][01 00][00] v1.15.3056 -> v1.23.3419 need upgrade
    [00028984][01 01][00] v1.15.3056 -> v1.23.3419 need upgrade
    [00041558][08 00][00] device not detected.
    [00041630]Done.

    [00043812]Waiting for user confirm...
    [00053885]Timeout, start upgrade automatically.

    [00054030]Firmware upgrading[1]...
    [00067761][01 00] Firmware upgrade start...
    [00067829][01 00] Firmware upgrade finish failed (step = 2, err = 0xff).
    [00014746]========== remo-con disconnect. boot(15) ============
    [00014827]Packet [C:\P3X_FW_V01.03.0020.bin] detected, card sn [0xb0ce47f9].
    [00014908]Packet upgrade start...

    [00014995]Packet checking...
    [00015077]Done.

    [00014414]Packet [C:\P3X_FW_V01.03.0020.bin] resumed, card sn [0xb0ce47f9].
    [00014500]Packet vlink 01.03.0020 <-> 01.01.0009.
    [00014613]Version checking[2]...
    [00014747][03 05][00] v34.2.0.9 -> v34.2.0.9
    [00014884][03 06][00] v2.2.6.8 -> v2.2.6.19 need upgrade.
    [00014971][04 00][00] v1.38.0.0 -> v1.40.0.0 need upgrade.
    [00015068][09 00][00] v1.7.0.3 -> v1.7.0.3
    [00015228][11 00][00] v1.6.1.0 -> v1.7.0.0 need upgrade.
    [00015413][12 00][00] v1.8.0.0 -> v1.8.0.0
    [00015537][12 01][00] v1.8.0.0 -> v1.8.0.0
    [00015672][12 02][00] v1.8.0.0 -> v1.8.0.0
    [00015792][12 03][00] v1.8.0.0 -> v1.8.0.0
    [00028368][15 00][00] device not detected.
    [00028492][17 00][00] v1.1.1.6 -> v1.1.1.7 need upgrade.
    [00028652][17 01][00] v1.0.2.5 -> v1.0.2.7 need upgrade.
    [00028756][19 00][00] v1.0.8.96 -> v1.0.8.96
    [00028835][01 00][05] v1.23.3419 -> v1.23.3419
    [00028912][01 01][00] v1.15.3056 -> v1.23.3419 need upgrade
    [00041488][08 00][00] device not detected.
    [00041573]Done.

    14:13
    you get that ok?
    14:15
    nope
    or you can send it to 2881080005@qq.com
    oh really? hmmm. ok, ill email the file now then
    14:17
    ok, sent it
    great
    let me check
    Dear customer, the chat will close soon if we don't receive a response from you.
    14:23
    any luck?
    this is the last two attempts...
    [00015031]========== remo-con disconnect. boot(15) ============
    [00015112]Packet [C:\P3X_FW_V01.03.0020.bin] detected, card sn [0x43bab457].
    [00015193]Packet upgrade start...

    [00015277]Packet checking...
    [00015355]Packet vlink 01.03.0020 <-> 01.01.0009.
    [00015467]Done.

    [00015545]Version checking[1]...
    [00015674][03 05][00] v34.2.0.9 -> v34.2.0.9
    [00015817][03 06][00] v2.4.20.18 -> v2.2.6.19
    [00015906][04 00][00] v1.44.0.0 -> v1.40.0.0
    [00016009][09 00][00] v3.0.0.10 -> v1.7.0.3
    [00016175][11 00][00] v1.7.0.0 -> v1.7.0.0
    [00016305][12 00][00] v1.10.0.0 -> v1.8.0.0
    [00016455][12 01][00] v1.10.0.0 -> v1.8.0.0
    [00016618][12 02][00] v1.10.0.0 -> v1.8.0.0
    [00016751][12 03][00] v1.10.0.0 -> v1.8.0.0
    [00029330][15 00][00] device not detected.
    [00029464][17 00][00] v1.1.1.7 -> v1.1.1.7
    [00029645][17 01][00] v1.0.2.7 -> v1.0.2.7
    [00029750][19 00][00] v1.0.8.96 -> v1.0.8.96
    [00029827][01 00][00] v1.30.5036 -> v1.23.3419
    [00029911][01 01][00] v1.30.5036 -> v1.23.3419
    [00042490][08 00][00] device not detected.
    [00042569]Packet upgrade failed at version checking.



    [00014424]========== remo-con disconnect. boot(15) ============
    [00014507]Packet [C:\P3X_FW_V01.03.0020.bin] detected, card sn [0xb0ce47f9].
    [00014590]Packet upgrade start...

    [00014678]Packet checking...
    [00014760]Packet vlink 01.03.0020 <-> 01.01.0009.
    [00014874]Done.

    [00014963]Version checking[1]...
    [00015096][03 05][00] v34.2.0.9 -> v34.2.0.9
    [00015241][03 06][00] v2.4.20.18 -> v2.2.6.19
    [00015344][04 00][00] v1.44.0.0 -> v1.40.0.0
    [00015457][09 00][00] v3.0.0.10 -> v1.7.0.3
    [00015637][11 00][00] v1.7.0.0 -> v1.7.0.0
    [00015775][12 00][00] v1.10.0.0 -> v1.8.0.0
    [00015910][12 01][00] v1.10.0.0 -> v1.8.0.0
    [00016070][12 02][00] v1.10.0.0 -> v1.8.0.0
    [00016230][12 03][00] v1.10.0.0 -> v1.8.0.0
    [00028933][15 00][00] device not detected.
    [00029066][17 00][00] v1.1.1.7 -> v1.1.1.7
    [00029246][17 01][00] v1.0.2.7 -> v1.0.2.7
    [00029352][19 00][00] v1.0.8.96 -> v1.0.8.96
    [00029433][01 00][00] v1.30.5036 -> v1.23.3419
    [00029516][01 01][00] v1.30.5036 -> v1.23.3419
    [00042097][08 00][00] device not detected.
    [00042185]Packet upgrade failed at version checking.
    14:25
    got it
    one again, i want to check with you, Mylo
    did anything happen to the drone?
    14:27
    no, nothing. ive flown maybe 10-20 times total. never crashed. never opened it up
    ok
    then let's try to check what firmware the drone is using now
    Please turn on the remote, the drone and connect the phone or pad to the remote, go to the camera page on the app, then on the top right corner, do you see a "3dots" or a "3lines" icon?
    14:30
    hmm?
    14:31
    i cant type into the window for some reason... i have to copy and paste
    ill try that now with the controller.
    thank you
    14:33
    so thats my main problem.. i cant get to the camera page. it doesnt even recognise my phone or drone at all
    it just sits at the how to connect window...
    oh, got it
    have you tried to use another phone or tablet?
    the gimbal on the drone responds to the remote however. but i cant take off or start it up
    14:35
    and my drone always has the flashing red led on the gimbal, and solid red and flashing yellow lights on the craft
    i see
    also you tried to link remote?
    yeah i have 3 different phones here now. an iphone 6 plus. a samsung note 7 and a samsung j1. all do the same.
    14:36
    can you tell me how to link the remote please?
    sure
    Phantom 3 Link the Remote Controller and the aircraft

    This option is under MODE_RC Settings_Linking RC
    14:40
    ok, well i cant get to the camera mode on my app, so i cant do that. i tried pressing the link button anyway on the craft. no change
    sorry, i forgot it
    14:41
    Mylo, it worked well before, right?
    yeah, i have youtube videos of it flying.
    do you think i have a faulty drone?
    14:43
    device not detected seems to co-incide with other forum members when the drone fails. ?
    What’s the SN on the drone?
    14:44
    seems we will need to get engineers to test it
    ok, where is that located on the craft?
    14:46
    P77DCF04013530
    1 sec
    14:47
    Actually the one there has a 6 in it. the one just below it has the 7

    P76DCF04013530
    thank you
    14:48
    got it now,than you
    where did you buy it?
    I bought it online through your store im pretty sure.
    14:50
    i see
    would you mind to send it to us and let our engineers to test it?
    14:52
    I can, but can you tell me what the repair process costs? shipping will be very expensive from australia.
    is it under warranty still?
    seems it's out of 1 year warranty
    not sure about the exact cost
    sorry
    cause we will need to test it first then will know
    14:55
    ok, well shipping was about $200AU from memory last time i had an issue with my Phantom 2. Parts will be a bit too. I can just buy another one here for $700...The reason why i turned it on was because i was getting ready to sell it and buy a mavic....but i probably wont be doing that now. this doesnt give me much confidence in dji sorry.
    14:57
    sorry for the trouble
    thanks for your help, i'm probably going to post this communication on the forums and see if i can get any further help.
    14:59
    that's ok
    really sorry that it's out of the warranty
    15:00
    yeah me too. thats $2000 i wont get back :-/
    thanks.
     
  2. yarra

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    What state are you in OZ ?
     
  3. Mylo

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    Hey there, im in st Andrews, VIC.
     
  4. yarra

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    EE Hobbies are the DJI authorised repairers.They are in Oakleigh
     
  5. Mylo

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    You think just bite the bullet and get them to diagnose? I can drop off there during work this week. Might give them a call tomorrow then.
     
  6. Avery Hutton

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    Mylo please post your findings when you figure this out. I recently purchased a P3P that was working before it was packed up 4 months ago. Now nothing. Exact same issue. Drone connects to rc but rc won't connect to app. I think it's possibly a app issue as well. Hope someone finds a solution.


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots
     
  7. Mylo

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    I feel your frustration! And I sure will. Going to ring the service centre today.
     
  8. Mocho

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    Obviously u need to get into the app first. There are a lot of threads here on how people have accomplished this.
    Have a look at this thread for some ideas SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 EDGE RESTARTS
    Does the CSC command start the motors?
     
  9. Mylo

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    Hey there, I havn't has time to go and run it over to the service center yet. That will be my priority next week. The CSC command does not start the rotors at all anymore, i do however have gimbal control still. probably a different section of the hardware used for this, but yeah no prop function at all currently. I had a read of the forum, but yeah, thuis doesnt connect to the app in iOS on my iPhone 6 plus or my Note 7 (yeah. still have my Note 7, hasn't burnt yet), have also tried on a iPhone 5s, and Chinese Android Mi Phone. No Love.