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P3A Gimbal Ribbon Cable Issue
745 1 2016-12-27
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Hi friends,

I encountered a power line a few weeks ago. I have replaced my shell and gimbal yaw arm successfully. Phantom flys great, but one problem lingers.

When I press the shutter button to take a photo, I lose video down links for several seconds while the camera appears to be "thinking". When I switch over to capture video, I lose video connection completely until I switch back to 'photo' mode.

My ribbon cable does have some scratches from the crash and was twisted several times. I'm wondering if there is a chance a break in one of the conductors in the ribbon cable may cause this issue? I was able to format the SD card in the dji go app, but no photos are being saved to the card either. I can set shutter, ISO and have great video while flying, but just when I attempt to capture, I experience this issue.

Could this be a symptom of a ribbon cable issue, or likely the camera/gimbal circuit boards be toast from the crash?

It seems like the camera isn't able to send data to the CPU board in the gimbal assembly, so I think it may just be the ribbon....

Here's screen shot video of what I am experiencing..

I appreciate your thoughts,
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Hi Greg, since the aircraft has been crashed before, I'd suggest you to send it in for further evaluation.
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