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Gimbal is lifeless after firmware update - HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'Firmware' started by benbNZ, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. benbNZ

    Mar 17, 2014
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    I upgraded the firmware for my Zenmuse Gimbal to v1.8 and followed all the steps in RC Assistant and Phantom 2 Assistant.

    My PT2 assistant now shows no firmware installed (despite saying it had installed correctly) and now my gimbal is limp and unresponsive.

    The upgrade fails every time I try and install it.

    I am in NZ and have just shipped my PT2 out at huge expense.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  2. UFOwithaGoPro

    Apr 1, 2013
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    Redo the firmware update, updating your remote control first and calibrate with the RC software, then do the aircraft firmware update and calibrate with the Phantom software.

    this has been discussed on multiple threads on phantompilots
  3. benbNZ

    Mar 17, 2014
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    Thanks for your reply, I appreciate it.

    So when doing the firmware reinstall do I have both my controller and aircraft plugged in and powered on?

    I tried the steps you mentioned but it doesn't seem to work... It still shows that I have no firmware installed for my gimbal and it is still just hanging there doing nothing.

    Also, should I update the receiver in the Phantom 2 software or from within the RC Assistant (I can't see an option to upgrade the receiver in the RC assistant)

    Thanks again!
  4. TiberiumKANE

    May 7, 2014
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    Daniel Huang (DJI)
    May 09 15:04

    Dear Sir,

    Please kindly send it in for service.
    The gimbal IMU is missing.

    However, there's a back door way for your problem and I'm not sure if you could pull it off.

    1.As attached, try to wire it up(using a cable or conductor) that two point
    2.Power on your phantom and you might find the light in the gimbal turn red
    3.Connect your phantom with assistant software and there would be a gimbal IMU in the Upgrade tab
    4.Remove the wire and update that IMU
    5.Power Cycle
    If you try, please let me know if it works.

    Best Regards.

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