Phantom 3 4k - Another Gimbal Error thread

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Greetings!

Long time lurker and newly registered user that has now cast off the mantle of the lurker and comes seeking the wisdom of the PhantomPilots hivemind.

So...my P34K had a somewhat hard landing and I managed to break the gimbal..darn...Well, when I say break I don't mean physically but...internally?

What is interesting is that the camera still works.

There is a green light shining steadily, but the gimbal won't budge. Dead as a doornail.




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I noticed a teeeny tiny little crack in the flat cable, not sure if it happend now or before the "crash".

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The controller displays gimbal Pitch Error and Gimbal Roll error.


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No arms are bent or broken.

I draw the conclusion that there is either a fault in the flat cable or in one or more of the circuit boards of the gimbal.

Now I'm wondering if there is anything else I can in order to pinpoint what can be the cause of the issue?

As for resolving my error, Is it worth ordering a new flat cable (40dollar-ish) that maybe can solve my problem it or should I just bite the bullet and go for a new gimbal + camera combo that has a higher chance of resolving my issue?
 

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It's hard to see the damage in your photo above, but you'll definitely need to replace the flat gimbal cable if it's cracked.
 

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