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Standard Trying to repair after crash. Wiring to camera question

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Henry D, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. Henry D

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    Hello all. I searched the forum and couldn't find my answer. I'm in great need of help. My friend and I bought a P3S together. First flight was great. I had researched everything. I'm precautious, so it went great. So the next day we were going to take it out again. I had to work so my buddy came to get it to go solo. About an hour later I get "THE" call. He had clipped a tree limb and crashed. The camera or gimbal did not break, just the damper and the wiring ribbon and there is a black and grey wire hanging out that I have no idea what they are or where they go to. This is what I need help with. I ordered what I thought was all the wiring and replacement parts from DJI, but I don't know what to do with the black and grey wires. I've already taken the top shell off of it and was able to replace the ribbon to the camera. The gimbal and camera "appear" to be ok. The wiring ribbon was completely ripped and the mysterious grey and black wires.. they don't appear ripped. If they were attached to something they were pulled out :(

    Unfortunately, I wasn't there when the crash happened. He brought to me in two pieces. drone + gimbal. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance!
     
  2. Henry D

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    may have found my answer already..
     
  3. bobmyers

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    Got some pictures??
     
  4. Henry D

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    This is what you need.. The wires plug in here..

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    Thanks. I figured it out lastnight after finding this exact photo. Thank you. The wires had pull directly out of the posts but the connectors were undamaged. I was able to re-attach the wires to the post. I took it out for a test flight. First 10 minutes or so was good then I started dropping video signal. I think one or both wires maybe came lose from the wind. I was skeptical if they would stay. I think I will try the antenna mod in the other thread as well.
     
  7. Henry D

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    I can't find the link for the external antenna mod. I'd like to purchase one. Can someone point me in the right direct. (newb here)
     
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    Search DBS Mod on the Forum-- all the information that you could possibly want to know is there.
     
  9. Henry D

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    I would be content with getting my stock antennas back attached without having to replace the wires or open that shell again. That was a pain. Ok thanks.
     
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    Hello where can I purchase those 2 black wires with the connectors on both ends. Thanks.
     
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    Crashed mine and need these wires also. Anyone know where to get them?
     
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    It is possible the reason you are dropping signal is because these are not just wires , they are shielded cables so to speak. There is a very small (thin) wire running down the middle that is the actual hook up. These cables are very cheap on Amazon , just bought a couple myself for a P3S I just bought from a guy who crashed it. I think when he saw what the repair cost would be he decided to sell and start over. But if you do the work yourself it's not so bad. I have seen a set of these antennas with cable attached for about 20 bucks on the net . Good luck , hope you get it going !