Gimbal hanging after starting the P4P

Joined
Jun 9, 2017
Messages
75
Reaction score
26
Age
49
Hi everyone,

The gimbal of 2.5 years old drone just started to play dead (see video here: Video 25-01-2020, 21 16 19.mov ). I read a lot about it online and tried to fix it, but I am checking if anyone could help before I send it to repair.

Here is everything I did to try to fix the issue:
- calibrated the gimbal several times; the gimbal does not move as it used to during the calibration, but app says calibration was successful;
- installed a order firmware;
- installed an even older firmware;
- set settings to factory/original settings;
- removed SD card while doing all of the above (some people think it is related to it)
- reinstalled the latest firmware.

Nothing helped.

Can anyone help?

Thank you very much, Rodrigo
 

ianzone

**P4**
Premium Pilot
Joined
May 22, 2016
Messages
5,930
Reaction score
3,526
Age
50
Location
EARTH.NZ
What does imu calibration do,I say this cause cam moves during this process ,it might be worth a try if not already
 
Joined
Jun 9, 2017
Messages
75
Reaction score
26
Age
49
What does imu calibration do,I say this cause cam moves during this process ,it might be worth a try if not already
I did it twice right now (I have to move the drone to different positions) and gimbal did not move. Are you sure it moves? Gimbal calibration yes...
 
  • Like
Reactions: ianzone

ianzone

**P4**
Premium Pilot
Joined
May 22, 2016
Messages
5,930
Reaction score
3,526
Age
50
Location
EARTH.NZ
I did it twice right now (I have to move the drone to different positions) and gimbal did not move. Are you sure it moves? Gimbal calibration yes...
Yip gimble and cam move when imu in progress, any power light on gimble,,ribbon cable might need to be detached and clip back in
 
Joined
Jun 9, 2017
Messages
75
Reaction score
26
Age
49
Weird is that the gimbal moves when the drone starts. Did you watch it in the link? It seems not to be a mechanical issue :-(
 
Joined
Jun 9, 2017
Messages
75
Reaction score
26
Age
49
Does it do anything like this?
Check the link in my post... not like that, but the final position is similar. My gimbal goes up and down when the drone starts, but a the end it hangs down, kind of dead, instead of straight like yours in the middle of your clip.
 
Joined
Jun 9, 2017
Messages
75
Reaction score
26
Age
49
Hi everyone. I almost got a new drone after checking the price to repair in Switzerland.

I decided to send it to the Netherlands and the shipping cost me less than USD 40, and DJI will fix not only the gimbal, but all these structural issues on the pics. The whole thing will cost EUR 200, including shipping back to Switzerland!

I am very happy with the service and price for the repairs.
 

Attachments

dronesky

Premium Pilot
Joined
Feb 4, 2017
Messages
536
Reaction score
352
Location
Indiana
Hi everyone. I almost got a new drone after checking the price to repair in Switzerland.

I decided to send it to the Netherlands and the shipping cost me less than USD 40, and DJI will fix not only the gimbal, but all these structural issues on the pics. The whole thing will cost EUR 200, including shipping back to Switzerland!

I am very happy with the service and price for the repairs.
Did you find out what was wrong with it
 

New Threads

Members online

Forum statistics

Threads
137,397
Messages
1,420,173
Members
99,791
Latest member
usVince