Introduction

If the device does not charge and the battery is functional, you may have a broken charging port. This guide will demonstrate the steps needed to replace a broken charging port.

  1. Remove gimbal from base handle by loosening round plate found at the top of the handle.
    • Remove gimbal from base handle by loosening round plate found at the top of the handle.

    This step isn't clear. How is the ring removed? Twist? Pry?

    Jo Dee Lee - Reply

    Same question for me

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    Tried for hours. Seems it’s glued on?

    Jo Dee Lee - Reply

    ok, the top cap is screwed on. I used a double sided tape around it to have a better grip and just twisted it. The cap has thread lock in it.

    Jo Dee Lee - Reply

    You passed this step?

    Guitt97ii -

    U passed this step???

    Guitt97ii -

    No solution for this step?

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  2. Use Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the three screws found on the gimbal stabilizer to detach handle from gimbal.
    • Use Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the three screws found on the gimbal stabilizer to detach handle from gimbal.

    • Carefully detach handle from gimbal and disconnect the cable that connects the two.

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    • Locate the hex screws found at the top base of the handle, and unscrew using the 1.5mm hex screwdriver.

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    • Remove joystick by gently pulling away from handle

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    • Remove the quick release PCBA by locating the connecting wires and release the ribbon cable with tweezers.

    • Use the spudger to pry open and remove the face plate, starting at the back of the handle.

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    • Locate four screws directly on top of handle.

    • Unscrew the silver, bottom two screws, that are closest to the face plate using the 00 screwdriver.

    • Unscrew the black, top two screws, located furthest from the face plate, using the 0 screwdriver.

    • Remove the remaining two screws found on the front of the faceplate.

    • Remove the rest of the face plate shell.

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    • Remove the top left screw on the joystick panel with Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • Lift faceplate holding joystick module.

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    • Remove the bottom right screw on the joystick panel with the #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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    • Hold down the larger of the two ribbon cables, and pull on circuit board with a constant and careful down and out motion.

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    • Remove the two screws from the green charging module and the two screws on the grey plate and remove from handle.

    • Replace charging module.

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Conclusion

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

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Where can I buy a replacement port? Can’t find one with google.

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