Left Stick is Sticky

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  1. Claydough

    Claydough New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Just picked up a Mavic Pro from the Apple Store yesterday (they got 1) and was setting everything up and noticed that the left stick was not auto centering every time. I thought this was related to the calibration issues I saw on the forums before, but that was software and this is a hardware issue.

    The left stick seems much "stiffer" than the right. When I push it a little to the right it sticks in place. Here is a video demonstrating it:


    I guess this one is going back!

    --Claydough
     
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    Hi claydough,

    Not the way you would want to see it, but have you wiggled the stick around for a while to loosen it up before going into a return ordeal.
    Could be it needs some wear.
     
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    Claydough New Member

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    Hi Crusader...ya, I really whipped it around quite a bit to see if it would loosen up a bit, but no go. I'll try it a bit more, but short of taking this thing apart (which I won't do) to see what is hindering it, I'm not sure what to do.
     
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    Claydough, I understand not taking it apart...but if it were me, I would have to at least take a peek inside to ensure no extraneous washer, or screw, or wiring bundle was binding up the works. ;)
     
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    I only see 2 screws and the case didn't budge once those were out. Any advice on disassembly?
     
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    Anthony Well-Known Member

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    Yes DO NOT DO IT ...

    I know this is painful but contact dji and return it for a new replacement . ...
     
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    If only I had one in hand, I could advise...
     
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    I would manipulate the sticks as much as I could without taking it apart.

    Did you try pressing INWARD and pulling OUTWARD pretty hard while going through the range of motion? That might free it up. If not definitely get a replacement. Sucks but you don't want the stick doing that inadvertently.
     
  10. Claydough

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    Well, I took it back to the Apple Store for a refund since I have another on order which I should get next week (plan was to sell it) and they got 1 more in stock today. So I swapped it out and this one is perfect. You could tell a big difference in the two controllers side by side.
     
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    Excellent news.....

    Sent from my SM-G925F using MavicPilots mobile app
     
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