Introduction

In this guide you will remove the glue on the wires, desolder the wires connecting the LED to the control board and remove the LED from the drone.

Image 1/2: Remember to disarm and power down your quadcopter before beginning any disassembly. Image 2/2: Remember to disarm and power down your quadcopter before beginning any disassembly.
  • With the battery facing you, locate the two tabs on the top and bottom of the battery as shown.

  • Remember to disarm and power down your quadcopter before beginning any disassembly.

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Image 1/2: With your other hand, be sure to hold the quadcopter steady to ensure that it stays still. Image 2/2: With your other hand, be sure to hold the quadcopter steady to ensure that it stays still.
  • Press the two tabs with your finger and thumb, and gently slide the battery towards you, out of the quadcopter frame.

  • With your other hand, be sure to hold the quadcopter steady to ensure that it stays still.

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  • Turn the Phantom 3 Advanced upside down.

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Image 1/1: There is one screw per arm, located at the tip of the arm.
  • Remove the four 7mm long 2mm screws with a T-6 screwdriver.

  • There is one screw per arm, located at the tip of the arm.

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Image 1/2: There are two 5mm screws on each arm. Image 2/2: There are two 5mm screws on each arm.
  • Remove the eight 5mm long 2.5mm screws using the T-8 screwdriver.

  • There are two 5mm screws on each arm.

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Image 1/2: There is one screw on each arm located near the landing gear. Image 2/2: There is one screw on each arm located near the landing gear.
  • Remove the four 10mm long deep 3mm screws using the T-8 screwdriver.

  • There is one screw on each arm located near the landing gear.

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Image 1/3: Peel back the silver stickers from the seam in the cover. Image 2/3: Using a spudger, slowly separate the two halves of the plastic shell. Image 3/3: This step requires some force, and the plastic will click loudly as the shell separates.
  • Carefully flip the phantom back over with the motors facing up.

  • Peel back the silver stickers from the seam in the cover.

  • Using a spudger, slowly separate the two halves of the plastic shell.

  • This step requires some force, and the plastic will click loudly as the shell separates.

  • Do not fully remove the cover. There is a wire that needs to be detached from the control board before the cover is completely free.

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Image 1/3: Follow the ribbon cable to the control board and locate the connector that connects the cable to the control board. Image 2/3: Press the tab on the side of the connector and pull up on the cable. Image 3/3: Continue to remove the shell the rest of the way.
  • Slowly remove the upper half of the plastic case about halfway. There is a ribbon cable that's connects the cover and the control board.

  • Follow the ribbon cable to the control board and locate the connector that connects the cable to the control board.

  • Press the tab on the side of the connector and pull up on the cable.

  • Continue to remove the shell the rest of the way.

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Image 1/2: Scrape off the glue with a plastic opening tool. Use a metal opening tool if needed. Image 2/2: The LED wires are smaller than the motor wires.
  • Follow the red,yellow and black wires from the LED to where they connect on the control board.

  • Scrape off the glue with a plastic opening tool. Use a metal opening tool if needed.

  • The LED wires are smaller than the motor wires.

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  • Desolder the red, yellow and black wires that connect the LED to the control board. Check out the link below for more information on desoldering. Desoldering Information

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Image 1/2: Press down on the plastic opening tool and remove the LED. Image 2/2: Press down on the plastic opening tool and remove the LED.
  • Use a plastic opening tool and wedge it under the LED.

  • Press down on the plastic opening tool and remove the LED.

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Conclusion

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

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