Roll function on gimbal not working

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Pulled my P3S out of its box today and on startup the gimbal did not roll during its startup. Also did not roll during gimbal Calibration. I tried manually adjusting the roll, but it did nothing. I've always been able to get it to level out after a calibration or two, but it seems as if the roll motor isn't doing anything.
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That sucks,
How old, how many flights?
Still get Telemetry and Live video?

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Has it done this before?
"I've always been able to get it to level out after a calibration or two"
I have only calibrated mine twice ever, I think?

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I got it used about 6 weeks ago. I still get video and other info in flight. It's never had this issue before. I ordered a gimbal ribbon for it in hopes that it's an easy/cheap fix. Really sucks too because I just installed my DBS antennae and was Looking forward to having some nice distant flights.
 

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Hum, thought, even if you turn on the Phantom with out the remote on? Meaning the remote is telling it to point down all they time. Just reaching. :rolleyes:

No errors, even on a gimbal cal?

Can you change the settings on the camera?
Pics and vids work?
If so, tape in the good spot, and fly it anyways. :D

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I've seen mine go into FPV mode by itself a couple of times, but not just quit working. Also, starting the drone up while moving it around can confuse the gimbal. Then you just place it on a flat surface and reboot it. Obstructions to the gimbal when powering on can cause some weird behaviors, too.
 
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Sorry to resurrect old threat, just got a used P3S and this is my exact issue and HOPEFULLY the ribbon will fix my tilt... tried the D ring adjustment w/ needle nose pliers and that seemed to temporarily work. Of note also, it looks like the gimbal motor is very... loosely attached to the camera / camera arm? (sorry prob. bad drone anatomy). Is this normal?? It seems as if it doesn't even clamp on, rather it sort of sticks almost magnetically? Seems gimpy. I have the gimbal saver from Killer RC on the way to hopefully solve this, but I need to get this perma tilt thing taken care of first.
 

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