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Introduction

This set of instructions will guide you through the replacements of the DJI Mavic Pro Upper Shell. You will need to remove the battery first in order to remove the upper shell. Before you begin, you should be aware that the plastic can end up slightly damaged when removing the shell.

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

Conclusion

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

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Well done, good instructions - are the two screws under the tabs shorter than the others from the shell?

Lazaro Hernandez - Reply

Awesome descriptions were perfect except for saying there is 4 acres to be removed under the tabs behind the gimbal. Theirs only 2

shaun.cunningham - Reply

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