Dead Controller ?

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My P3S Controller seems to be toast.

When I charge it, the solid red light stays on. It never goes green to indicate fully charged,

That's after I left it charging all night. Around 12 hours.

When I turn it on, I get 3 solid green LED's and the fourth green LED flashes.

Is it toast ?
 
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These must be different than the p4p controller. I just have one red light on the left, then four white lights. I don’t get a green until it connects to the ac. The red one changes to green once it connects.
 
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Thanks for the reply Starz,

But it looks like it's had it. Is there any way to fit a new battery anyone know ?
 
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Thanks for the reply Starz,

But it looks like it's had it. Is there any way to fit a new battery anyone know ?
As @Starz says, they are removable.

Undo the 4 screws (carefully and don’t loose them) at the back of the controller. Carefully split the controller a little and slide the back of the controller rearward a touch to disengage from the antenna mount.

Open up the 2 halves gently and disconnect the x 3 multi connectors. Turn the lid of the controller over and at the bottom of the lid you will see the rechargeable battery (brown in colour) held in with a metal clip.

I have a spare battery for the controller which I swop in my units every 6 months or so to keep them both right. If I recall I had a nightmare trying to find one but you can get them.

I don’t know (maybe others will) if there is an equivalent battery on the market from the RC world.

Hope this helps, good luck.
 
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My P3S Controller seems to be toast.

When I charge it, the solid red light stays on. It never goes green to indicate fully charged,

That's after I left it charging all night. Around 12 hours.

When I turn it on, I get 3 solid green LED's and the fourth green LED flashes.

Is it toast ?
So it doesn't work with your Phantom?

Rod
 
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Thanks for the replies. I'll hunt around for a new battery.

@Rod,

It probably would work, but it has little to no charge left in it.

UPDATE:

It does work, but the DJI GO App reports controller low battery.
 
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To anyone interested, it turned out to be a faulty USB cable. I'd noticed my little Sony DAB radio was not charging using this same cable. Took a while for the penny to drop ! My P3S Controller is working and charging 100% with a new USB cable. Hope this might help others with similar problem.
 
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Well to add to your post, a charging problem with remotes has also been related to the USB power supply not having enough amperage.

Kind of the same symptom, looks likes charging but never does. ;)

Rod
 
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Well to add to your post, a charging problem with remotes has also been related to the USB power supply not having enough amperage.

Kind of the same symptom, looks likes charging but never does. ;)

Rod
Hi Rod,

Yes, I charge direct from the 240v mains when I can using my phone charger adaptor.

This time though it charged fine from my laptops USB although very slow compared to mains.

It's a shorter USB cable too. Only about 6" long. The faulty cable was a longer cable, around 2ft. Not sure if that makes any difference ?
 

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