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.

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

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Remove joystick by gently pulling away from handle
  • 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. Use the spudger to pry open and remove the face plate, starting at the back of the handle.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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