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Short Circuit

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Help' started by Tstanfordjr, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. Tstanfordjr

    May 26, 2014
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    I was trying to check voltage on the video and power wires hanging out of the Phantom 2
    The 4 wires that do not have a connector on them and I accidently touched the + and - together
    I smelled something burnt So I opened the bird up and where the wires plug in the board I saw 2 diodes or something and one was fried
    First will this keep me from flying or is it just a video thing not affecting flying
    Next what will this effect as far as the IOSD when I get one And when I get a Gopro will it keep me from hooking p the video?
    What will it cost me to replace the main board?
  2. OI Photography

    Sep 23, 2013
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    Clarksville, TN
    If it burnt out at the points I think you're referring to, you'll still be able to fly but won't have video or power output on that FPV cable...so no using iOSD either.

    Replacing the mainboard requires a bit of soldering where the battery and ESC's connect, but if you're fine with that the part is only $59 at most DJI dealers.
  3. J.James

    Apr 21, 2014
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    Upstate NY
    I basically did the same thing when I was working on the phantom on the counter and I had it on and moved it causing that cable end to touch a tool and it fried that same spot on the board and one of the pins that solder down to the board on connecter for the wire. I was able to put a tiny dot of solder on the burnt pin. but wasn't sure how to go about fixing the diode or resister that burned up. still never have figured out for sure what exactly it was. BUT I noticed what ever it is there was also an exact match on the other side of the board were there is a connector that says fan. So it figured that being there is no fan being used that the fan connector wont mind if i stole the component from there and put it were the burned one was. It must of worked cause I have video and wifi and every thing seems to work.
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