Gimbal motor overloaded

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  1. JTT

    JTT New Member

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    DJI Mavic Pro.

    Had a crash with a tree today, small drop from 10 feet. Everything looked fine but gimbal was dead after. Camera is working fine and i can take pictures and record video.

    Under Overall status on the DJI app it posts two messages:

    1 - Gimbal motor overloaded. Check weather gimbal clamp is removed.

    2 - Gimbal is restarting. Check that gimbal rotates smoothly if restart fails again.

    Gimbal rotates freely, and i can not see any damage to the gimbal, wires or anything else. I have tried to reinstall the firmware by using the DI assistant 2 and plugging the drone in to the computer with the USB, sucessfull update, but gimbal is still dead...

    Anyone....?
     
  2. erkme73

    erkme73 Well-Known Member

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    Make sure that the floating plate the gimbal is attached to hasn't hopped outside of the air frame. There have been several after-crash posts by people who said a hard knock can cause the black plate (sits horizontally and is attached to air frame with rubber bands) can drop low enough to get stuck on the lip of the air frame. If that happens, the camera may bind. Then again, if the gimbal isn't moving at all, that's probably not it.
     
  3. JTT

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    Thanks. Already checked that, and it sits in the right place.
     
  4. erkme73

    erkme73 Well-Known Member

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    Bummer. Well, hopefully more knowledgeable/experienced operators will chime in. Terrible feeling, I know. Chin up though.
     
  5. Ty Weithman

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    I have the same problem. small crash with a tree..... mavic recovered. Now the gimbal is dead. I have tried just about everything but can not get the gimbal to even move.
     
  6. Andrew F

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    Well, I'm not sure there really are any "small tree crashes." If you drop your Mavic from 3 feet up it's a pretty hard fall. 10 feet? Easily could have jarred something loose. I'd recalibrate everything before moving on.
     
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    Did you have the plastic bubble on covering the gimbal ?
     
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