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"Image Transmission Signal Weak” error in DJI App No Video

Discussion in 'Standard' started by sunbird, May 11, 2018.

  1. sunbird

    Mar 14, 2018
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    I am starting this new thread since there are a lot of people with this same error but nobody has found a fix as of May 2018. I am hoping we can put our heads together and find a solution. I have posted on a couple other threads but starting a new on here specifically for this exact error. I have a P3 Standard but it could apply to others as well.

    My Bird: Phantom 3 Standard / stock
    The Problem: NO Live Video feed
    The Error in the DJI App: "Image Transmission Signal Weak
    Scenario in my case.
    • Everything else works 100% all the way to Ready to Fly, except i have no live video feed and get the error message above.
    • Camera moves, records images save to the SD card. Everything....but no live video feed.
    • Motors start up
    • It does not drop after a certain distance as i see others have posted, this happens as soon as i start up before taking off. Black cam out of the gate.

    Things i have done/tried with the same result:
    • Calibrations IMU, Gimbal done.
    • Relink the controller
    • Tried a different controller
    • Change to a different camera head ( in case it was the board behind the camera).
    • Relink the WiFi downlink
    • Swap out the Black patch antenna since i think that controls video.
    • Brand new SD card. Tried with and without it.
    • Swapped out main gimbal board.
    • Put whole cam/gimbal in different bird that i know works.
    What is left now with all that ruled out? Not the bird, firmware or the controller since i put in a totally different bird with exact same result. Has to be somewhere within the cam itself. Ribbon cable ? Not sure what circuit boards if any control the live video feed.

    Any advice or things to try that i have missed would be really appreciated. I would like to get this fixed by this weekend so i can fly .

    Thank you
    #1 sunbird, May 11, 2018
    Last edited: May 12, 2018
  2. sunbird

    Mar 14, 2018
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    FIXED IT!!! Update...sort of answered my own question after i ruled out all the variables. It was teh stupid ribbon cable. I changed it, and PERFECT video. Anyone else having this error, if you have ruled out everything above and still no video...change the ribbon cable FIXED it for me.
  3. RodPad

    May 20, 2015
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    Pacific,NorthWet, 97031
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