P4P Gimbal motor overload error and won't work now

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I flew the Phantom 4 Pro in fairly strong wind yesterday and after 20 minutes or so the camera view went sideways and 'Gimbal motor overload' error appeared. I landed and the camera went back to center and the gimbal seemed to respond to my inputs. I powered down and when powered up again today the gimbal makes a buzzing/grinding sound and the camera does a dance and then goes limp. There hasn't been any crash or other incident. Is there something I can do to attempt to determine the exact problem or should I send it in to DJI?? Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
 

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Did you try the gimble auto calibration, first thing to try. Might have damaged the cpu motor board, not expensive. The expert here is @Droneted you may want to PM him.
 
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Hi Capt KO, yes the auto calibration completes to 100% normally but no change. The status screen in DJI GO 4 shows gimbal status normal. But something must have burned out, I could smell a faint burning by the pitch motor on one side of the camera.
This is a learning experience - I flew in fairly strong wind and perpendicular to it at times for too long.
Thanks for your help!
 

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you may have burned the pitch motor. They are fairly cheap. The pitch motor gets burned a lot . This can be caused by forgetting to remove the gimbal guard too many times. I would try that first.
 
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Thanks for the suggestion Droneted. So far I haven't forgotten to remove the gimbal guard but I was flying in somewhat strong wind. I opened a care refresh case with DJI and hopefully I'll be back in operation soon!
 
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Yes I received the new P4P from DJI and sent back the broken gimbal drone. been working so far…thanks for your help
 
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I'm curious, the P4P has been out for some time, did you get it replaced under warranty or did you have to pay for the replacement? Reason I'm asking I bought my 4P4+ back in 2017, obviously out of warranty. I'm now getting the gimbal overload problem, tried re calibrating, didn't help. From reading the forums, sounds like it's a common problem, not sure what parts to buy. For shooting still photos, seems to ignore the giggling but for video, can't have that. I don't know if any actual crashes, but when landing, has flipped over, could have caused the problem. Jim
 

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I'm curious, the P4P has been out for some time, did you get it replaced under warranty or did you have to pay for the replacement? Reason I'm asking I bought my 4P4+ back in 2017, obviously out of warranty. I'm now getting the gimbal overload problem, tried re calibrating, didn't help. From reading the forums, sounds like it's a common problem, not sure what parts to buy. For shooting still photos, seems to ignore the giggling but for video, can't have that. I don't know if any actual crashes, but when landing, has flipped over, could have caused the problem. Jim
If you had a few hard landings the yaw Hall sensors may have been damaged. I have a YouTube video on how to replace the yaw motor. It is not a direct swap.
If you don't want to try it yourself I am in Clermont Florida and would be glad to help
 

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