Professional Gimbal Fan Noise

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Had my P3P recased few weeks back in NY at the DJI certified repair shop. Took a god awful long time and I don't want to send it back, but i got it back 1-2 weeks ago and haven't had a chance until today to start it up and put it in the sky again.

I flew it but didn't notice any issues. When i brought it up to my room to update the firmware tonight I heard a loud noise - after further investigation it's the gimbal fan... I thought it was catching on the little metal guard but i slightly bent it up with a screw driver and still same buzzing/vibrating noise. Noise only starts when the fan starts, and it stops if i stop the fan for a split second with my finger. I'm thinking it's just the bearing in there...

Should I try to get it replaced?

Should i try to find the part and buy it and solder the wires to the new one? The current wires seem to go inside the camera/gimbal and I'm a little weary of tearing into that.

Or should i just ignore it, fly it and keep an eye on it if it ever stops spinning or the gimbal gets too hot?


Sounds exactly like this video @ 30 seconds

Here is what i believe to be the correct replacement fan


Thank you in advance!
 
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You should stop fiddling around with it in case you damage something. If it stops spinning (i doubt it will) replace it then.
 
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You can't replace the fan by yourself without voiding warranty it goes welded to the gimbal mainboard!

It definitely sounds bad! I would try to have it fixed by DJI! If it stops or slows down during firmware upgrade/fly you will end up with a fried gimbal mainboard!
 
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You can't replace the fan by yourself without voiding warranty it goes welded to the gimbal mainboard!

It definitely sounds bad! I would try to have it fixed by DJI! If it stops or slows down during firmware upgrade/fly you will end up with a fried gimbal mainboard!

Do you mean soldered to the board inside the gimbal? Two screws hold it on and if I get the new fan I could just use the old wires and solder them up with the new ones.

I bought the drone second hand a while back, I don't think I have any warranty to worry about.
 
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Do you mean soldered to the board inside the gimbal? Two screws hold it on and if I get the new fan I could just use the old wires and solder them up with the new ones.

I bought the drone second hand a while back, I don't think I have any warranty to worry about.
Yes, it's soldered to the board! If warranty is not an issue then I would prefer to solder the new one directly to te board but that's just me, I've experience soldering!

If you're choosing to solder it to the existing cables then I recommend to use thermo shrink wrap! It needs to be well done! As I've said before! The life of your gimbal/camera depends on that little fan!
 

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