Hi everyone, I bought 2 drones recently, both DJI phantom 2 vision pluses. One is great but the other one needed some work, the camera was not attached and the ribbon cable damaged.
I have replaced the cable and attached the camera but when turning on, the camera goes crazy, and all the parts get very warm after a few seconds.
I have watched loads of Youtube videos about this and followed various possible cures but no success. It also does not show an image on the phone app but I think this usually only happens once the camera has settled.
If you have no feed to the phone from the drone.
It could be suffering the age old fault of the “Dreaded Black Screen of Death” !! where by the Wifi Module has fried or the ROM chip has become corrupt.
This was a common fault after DJI updated the firmware and Fucked up more drones that you can shake a stick at !!.
If you solve your Gimbal shake problem ,then my bet is (if you have not got camera feed) that the Wifi Module is corrupt.
Nope!, if you can get the gimbal to stop shaking ,there is a potential fix for the black screen syndrome.
I had to do mine, involves a bit of work, but, can be done.
I’ll see if I can find the fix info for you.
I have managed to sort out the gimbal shake but still have no live video
As you might hear in the video, I glued the “spindle” onto casing as it was spinning freely so the gimbal could not find the right level hence the mad shaking. Although I have glued it not quite level, hopefully I can re-set it later.
If my rusty old memory is right, you have to be able to “ping” the wifi boards from a PC, to ascertain if the 2 boards inside the wifi module are working, if the top board pings OK ,and not the bottom board, then it may be recoverable.
need to boot up my main machine, where all the files are, back in a few mins.