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Please Help!!! ESC Status Error - Replaced everything!!
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brandX006
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I won a police auction for a used Phantom 3 Pro, as is, without a controller and missing a motor.  I went ahead and ordered a new motor to replace the missing motor.  I have a Phantom 4 controller that I connected to the Phantom 3 Pro.  Everything seems to connect fine...I upgraded the firmware...there is a image from the camera on my phone...but as soon as I attempt to activate the rotors I get am immediate ESC status error.  So after some research I decided to purchase a new mainboard on ebay for $169.  The mainboard came in and the the board looked as if it were brand new.  The solder points for the motors appeared as though nothing had ever been soldered there before.  I installed the new board and soldered all 26 wires in place.  I turn the P3P on, it warms up, I have the green GPS Ready bar at the top...I try to do the auto take-off and the same ESC status error pops up....was getting really frustrated at this point.  I ordered 4 new motors....I then desoldered the 12 motor wires and soldered in 4 new motors.  Same ********** ESC status error message.  I'm pretty sure that is everything that can be replaced in the drone.  The rest of the stuff I can unplug and the drone should activate.....so I am at a loss as to what could be happening here.  I made sure I ordered the correct board and motors so that is not the issue.....could it be the fact that I am using a Phantom 4 controller?  Anyone have any ideas?  A friend is bringing over her Phantom 3 Pro later this week and I am going to try and use her controller to rule that out but if anyone already knows the answer please tell me.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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2017-8-24
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It is not recommended to use a Phantom 4 controller with Phantom 3 Adv drone. To ensure the safety and performance, we'd recommend you to send it in for evaluation and get it repaired by engineers.
2017-8-24
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DJI Diana Posted at 2017-8-24 18:39
It is not recommended to use a Phantom 4 controller with Phantom 3 Adv drone. To ensure the safety and performance, we'd recommend you to send it in for evaluation and get it repaired by engineers.

It's a Phantom 3 Pro.....is the Phantom 4 controller compatible?  could it somehow be causing the ESC Status Error?

Thanks
2017-8-24
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brandX006 Posted at 2017-8-24 19:45
It's a Phantom 3 Pro.....is the Phantom 4 controller compatible?  could it somehow be causing the ESC Status Error?

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Sorry, it is not compatible with the Phantom 3 pro as well. For the ESC status Error, I still recommend you send it in for evaluation and get it repaired by engineers.
2017-8-24
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brandX006
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Seriously???  DJI engineers is the only people with the answer to this problem??  I know there are a lot of smart people on these forums and can probably tell me exactly what the problem is without even thinking about it....If you know the solution, please tell me.
2017-8-25
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I thought there were really talented people on these forums.  Surely I'm not the only person that has had an ESC status error before.  All the motors and the mainboard have been replaced.  I am just using a Phantom 4 controller (which seems to work perfectly until I try to start the motors).  As soon as I try to start the motors or try to auto take off I get an ESC status error message.  
2017-8-28
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brandX006
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I wish someone here knows if using a P4 controller with a P3P will cause an ESC status error when trying to start up the motors......anybody???????
2017-9-2
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I have tried to post a problem but I can't: Yesterday I flew my P3 advanced after a few weeks and it was fine, after doing so I downloaded the latetess firmware for the controller and now I cannot connect to the Phantom and the controller beeps. I do a calibration and it stops but will not connect to the bird. Also, I cannot change the height and distance restriction.
2017-9-4
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Probably won't help you, but I do know this much.  When you start replacing boards and such, some require calibration to the drone. DJI will not even let an authorized dealer who
does repairs have the equipment to do this.
2017-9-4
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brandX006 Posted at 2017-8-24 19:45
It's a Phantom 3 Pro.....is the Phantom 4 controller compatible?  could it somehow be causing the ESC Status Error?

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ESC error is usually the result of a bad IMU board. Ultimately, a tech always has to look at these issues to resolve.
2017-9-14
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When you replace certain boards, they must be calibrated to the drone itself.  DJI does not allow the equipment necessary for this to leave their hands.   

Sorry for duplicate post
2017-9-14
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Hi
I changed my phantom 3 professional drone mother board.i replaced with new board bought from AliExpress.after  installation gps is ready go fly with auto takeoff and same esc error happened. I restarted many times.esc error.... I'm sure that I buyed phantom 3 professional 2312A board whivh compactable with 2312A motors.please help me to get out these issue
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10-5 15:04
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solentlife
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The P3A / Pro are known to have ESC errors on some and DJI actually created a FW get around for this ...

Latest FW is 1.11.20 but for those with ESC errors .... DJI will on request supply FW 1.11.30
10-7 05:42
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djiuser_eVYXRv4tOQfQ Posted at 10-5 15:04
Hi
I changed my phantom 3 professional drone mother board.i replaced with new board bought from AliExpress.after  installation gps is ready go fly with auto takeoff and same esc error happened. I restarted many times.esc error.... I'm sure that I buyed phantom 3 professional 2312A board whivh compactable with 2312A motors.please help me to get out these issue

Geez that board looks a mess, i'd check it over, make sure you didn't miss-place some solder, also check the continuity of your motor connections(if you can).
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brandX006 Posted at 2017-9-2 18:41
I wish someone here knows if using a P4 controller with a P3P will cause an ESC status error when trying to start up the motors......anybody???????

When you soldered the motor wires to the main board, did you carefully scrape the enamel off the motor wires first? Many people are not aware the wire is enamel covered.
10-7 13:05
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