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Phantom 3 Pro OFDM receiver module plastic connection

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Benzino05, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. Benzino05

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    New to the forum -

    look forward to the 101 curriculum. Have an issue. (I searched for this issue, and showed no results).

    Had a minor crash (if minor is even possible). The only part that broke was the plastic connection on OFDM board (the plastic piece that connects the small wire harness from OFDM to gimbal).

    Possible to solder it back on or do I get to spend almost a 1/3 of what I paid for the entire drone, on a new OFDM receiver module?

    Any other advice?
     
  2. Ken Hanks

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    By the looks of things, soldering would be your cheapest approach. Curious, if the plastic plug is still usable? Maybe send a pic of the damaged plug?
     
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  3. Benzino05

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    [WIKI][/WIKI]
     

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  4. Ken Hanks

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    Looks do able to re-solder. You'll need a steady hand to do it, but its cheaper than sending it in.
     
  5. Benzino05

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    copy that. I've got some experience... not a ton. Any kits/other tip suggestions if I take a run at it?
     
  6. Ken Hanks

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    No real kits, just purchase a 30 watt soldering iron, with a small tip and some small diameter rosin fluxes core solder. A cloths pin or alligator clip to hold your plastic plug in place. I would start at the board (have image drawn on) at the red dots, heat them up and introduces some solder onto each solder pad on board. I would then position the plug onto through board and should be able to reheat each pin to the soldered pads.

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  7. JeffV

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    Any luck resoldering? I crashed my p3p, and have the same issue, but have removed the Solder pads, so i cannot repair easily. I have to route wires to the connector, where my pads have been removed. little more work, and used 30 gauge wire, with a steady hand.
     
  8. Trackman1

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    All of what Ken said. Plus some magnification. Headset or mag glass with light.
    Steady hands.
     
  9. Benzino05

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    I didn't even try it. I just bit the Bullet and wasted a car payment on new oem board


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  10. JaredReabow

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]


    The unit with repair wiring (top unit) is the Phantom 3 pro
    The unit on the bottom is a phantom 3 advanced.
    They are very different