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Introduction

This guide is for removing the DJI Mavic Pro Front Vision. To get to the front vision, you will need to remove the battery, upper shell, and gimbal first. In order to remove the gimbal in step 8, you will need to scrape some plastic adhesive off your device. Tweezers and three different sized screwdrivers are required for this guide.

  1. Grab  both sides of the battery. Pinch  the releasing buttons on both sides of the battery. Lift the battery up and out.
    • Grab both sides of the battery.

    • Pinch the releasing buttons on both sides of the battery.

    • Lift the battery up and out.

  2. Remove the six  5mm  1.5 Hex screws by turning the screwdriver counterclockwise.
    • Remove the six 5mm 1.5 Hex screws by turning the screwdriver counterclockwise.

  3. Flip the drone over so that the gimbal is facing up.
    • Flip the drone over so that the gimbal is facing up.

    • Remove the two 4mm 1.5 Hex screws near the gimbal case by turning the screwdriver counterclockwise.

    • Remove the two 5mm 1.5 Hex screws near the gimbal case by turning the screwdriver counterclockwise.

    the author forgot to mention to remove also the two screws right next to the gimbal. in this picture, they are already removed. without removing these, you cannot open the drone!!

    Joris Ott - Reply

    also, the screws above in the red circles are not the same as the ones in step 2 and 5! They are shorter! I don’t know how long but not 5mm!

    Joris Ott - Reply

    Yes, please add those screws - almost broke the top case ;-(

    xyz40 - Reply

    Screws thinner too.

    Lee Day - Reply

  4. Remove the two small panel pieces near the gimbal case with the tweezers.
    • Remove the two small panel pieces near the gimbal case with the tweezers.

    BEWARE! The two screws under the covers are not mentioned in step four to be removed, but they show that they have been removed in step five.

    Patrick Madden - Reply

    Step five should read- Remove the SIX 5mm 1.5 Hex screws that are under the panel pieces by turning the screwdriver counterclockwise.

    Patrick Madden - Reply

  5. Remove the six 5mm 1.5 Hex screws that are under the panel pieces by turning the screwdriver counterclockwise.
    • Remove the six 5mm 1.5 Hex screws that are under the panel pieces by turning the screwdriver counterclockwise.

    You need to remove the 2 screws (as the picture shows) that are adjacent to each side of the gimbal (below the screws circled in the picture. This also connect to the top shell and could cause an issue!

    ellfa1 - Reply

    What he said!! ^^^

    shaun.cunningham - Reply

  6. Flip the drone back over so the upper shell is facing up.
    • Flip the drone back over so the upper shell is facing up.

    • Pry off the upper shell with a nylon spudger.

    • Be careful when prying with the spudger because you could damage the upper shell's plastic tabs.

    using pry tool is not necessary - once all top shell screws are removed you should be able to take the top shell off with your hand.

    KopaZ Maymay - Reply

    Sorry “KopaZ Maymay”, aber der Plastiköffner ist “sowas von erforderlich”, weil man sonst leider die beiden Plastiknasen in der Front riskiert.

    Orbiter - Reply

    Zudem fehlt hier die Angabe der genauen Lage von beiden vorderen Nasen:

    Sie befinden sich von der Mitte aus gemessen jeweils 9mm nach links und rechts. Der obere Gehäuseteil wird von zwei 5mm breiten Bügeln gehalten, die unter die horizontal nach innen zeigenden Nasen vom unteren Gehäuseteil greifen.

    Orbiter - Reply

    Sorry “KopaZ Maymay”, but the plastic opener is “so necessary” because otherwise you unfortunately risk the two plastic noses in the front.

    In addition, the exact position of both front noses is missing in the description:

    They are measured 9mm from the center to the left and right. The upper part of the housing is held by two 5mm wide brackets that grip under the noses pointing horizontally inwards from the lower part of the housing.

    Orbiter - Reply

    Hi, is it a simple replacement. Ie you do not have to reprogram? Thanks

    farkin joker - Reply

  7. Remove the white connector at the back of the flight controller board by gently pulling at the base.
    • Remove the white connector at the back of the flight controller board by gently pulling at the base.

    Hello there, can anyone tell me, please, what type of connector is this? I ruined mine and i like to fixit.

    Ene Alexandru - Reply

  8. Remove the one 5mm JIS #0 screw from the small micro controller board at the front of the DJI Mavic Pro by turning counterclockwise.
    • Remove the one 5mm JIS #0 screw from the small micro controller board at the front of the DJI Mavic Pro by turning counterclockwise.

    Die Schritte 8 + 9 sind überflüssig, weil alle weiteren Teile problemlos auch ohne diese Demontage einwandfrei erreichbar sind.

    Orbiter - Reply

    what does this small board do? can i buy one as the 4 wires have come off mine

    Kev Bailey - Reply

  9. Pull the cord and micro controller board away from the front of the DJI Mavic Pro using tweezers.
    • Pull the cord and micro controller board away from the front of the DJI Mavic Pro using tweezers.

    Die Schritte 8 + 9 sind überflüssig, weil alle weiteren Teile problemlos auch ohne diese Demontage einwandfrei erreichbar sind.

    Orbiter - Reply

  10. Expose the two small ZIF connectors near the front of the board by removing the plastic coverings. Then, remove the two ZIF connectors under the coverings using a nylon spudger.
    • Expose the two small ZIF connectors near the front of the board by removing the plastic coverings.

    • Then, remove the two ZIF connectors under the coverings using a nylon spudger.

    these plastic coverings were not present on my Mavic Pro. It’s a refurbished model so maybe it previously had a gimbal/camera replacement

    bonjoukhadar - Reply

    I made a mistake - be careful that you remove the connectors closest to the front side of the drone which have a compound seal over the connector. The compound can be scratched away. I mistakenly thought it was the pair closer to the rear that has no compound covering them.

    bonjoukhadar -

  11. Remove two 6mm JIS #00 screws from the plastic board cover at the front of the DJI Mavic Pro.
    • Remove two 6mm JIS #00 screws from the plastic board cover at the front of the DJI Mavic Pro.

  12. Flip the DJI Mavic Pro over. Gently press the latch for the Gimbal cover.
    • Flip the DJI Mavic Pro over.

    • Gently press the latch for the Gimbal cover.

    • Pull the cover off.

  13. Flip the DJI Mavic Pro back  over, with its top side facing up. Remove the two ZIF connectors located behind the plastic covers by using a nylon spudger.
    • Flip the DJI Mavic Pro back over, with its top side facing up.

    • Remove the two ZIF connectors located behind the plastic covers by using a nylon spudger.

    the two screws pictured here, between the top set of connectors and the bottom set of connectors appears in place here. But in the following step the screws are removed. Why were the screws removed? Was this to replace the gimbal circuit board?

    bonjoukhadar - Reply

    oops, these are removed in Step 11

    bonjoukhadar -

  14. Gently remove the power cable connector located to the left, behind the gimbal board, by pulling up on the white base.
    • Gently remove the power cable connector located to the left, behind the gimbal board, by pulling up on the white base.

  15. Scrape away the plastic adhesive covering the two 5mm JIS #000 screws connected to the gimbal board.
    • Scrape away the plastic adhesive covering the two 5mm JIS #000 screws connected to the gimbal board.

    • Remove the two 5mm JIS #000 screws from the gimbal board by turning the screwdriver counterclockwise.

    Don’t think these two screws need to be removed. They are attaching the controller board to the bottom of the mounting plate. But do need to remove the plastic covering to free up the connectors.

    Lee Day - Reply

    Was ist das für eine Klebemasse, mit denen die Schrauben respektive Connectoren befestigt werden sollten?

    Kennt jemand ein Fabrik und/oder Bezugsquelle?

    Ulf Artursson - Reply

  16. Remove the two 7mm JIS #00 screws at the very front of the DJI Mavic Pro by turning the screwdriver counterclockwise.
    • Remove the two 7mm JIS #00 screws at the very front of the DJI Mavic Pro by turning the screwdriver counterclockwise.

    • Careful when removing these screws the camera or whatever remains of your camera assembly may drop

  17. Flip the DJI Mavic Pro over, with the camera facing you. Gently pull the gimbal/camera assembly up and out.
    • Flip the DJI Mavic Pro over, with the camera facing you.

    • Gently pull the gimbal/camera assembly up and out.

    There's a little plastic piece on mine that is broken off behind and the platform of the camera that looks like it almost helps secure it down any idea what that would be called? Does the front camera sensor piece support the gimble and camera in any way physically?

    Bonnie Ramsey - Reply

    Beim “Heraushebeln” des Gimbal-Trägers zwar vorsichtig sein, aber ohne “sanfte Gewalt” geht es nicht immer, denn die vorderen ZIF-Kabel kleben unter Umständen noch ein wenig fest. Aber: Vorsicht!

    Orbiter - Reply

    Be careful when “levering out” the gimbal carrier, but it is not always possible without “gentle force”, because the front ZIF cables may still stick a little. But: Be careful!

    Orbiter - Reply

  18. Remove the two 6mm JIS #0 screws by turning counterclockwise.
    • Remove the two 6mm JIS #0 screws by turning counterclockwise.

  19. Remove the front vision piece by pulling  the piece up and away from the drone body.
    • Remove the front vision piece by pulling the piece up and away from the drone body.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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What error codes did you get before having to replace this front cameras?

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