Introduction

Is a motor on your drone spinning but not causing the propeller to spin? Replacing the pinion gear as shown in this guide may help.

Find door on the underside of drone. Open the door.
  • Find door on the underside of drone. Open the door.

Carefully pull out battery, pulling out wires first. Carefully pull out battery, pulling out wires first.
  • Carefully pull out battery, pulling out wires first.

Disconnect the connecter.
  • Disconnect the connecter.

  • When reconnecting, remember to match up the black wire with the black wire and the red with red.

Use the heavy duty spudger tool to pry off metal caps by pushing the spudger up into the cap. Use the heavy duty spudger tool to pry off metal caps by pushing the spudger up into the cap.
  • Use the heavy duty spudger tool to pry off metal caps by pushing the spudger up into the cap.

Twist the white spindle sleeve counter clockwise to align locking pin inside with the opening.
  • Twist the white spindle sleeve counter clockwise to align locking pin inside with the opening.

Use tweezers to remove locking pin.
  • Use tweezers to remove locking pin.

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Pull off white spindle sleeve.
  • Pull off white spindle sleeve.

  • Take note of which side of the spindle sleeve is the top.

Pull off propeller. Pull off propeller.
  • Pull off propeller.

Remove Blade Guards by unscrewing two 13 millimeter screws using Philips #0. Pull out the guards. Repeat the steps for the other three corners. Remove Blade Guards by unscrewing two 13 millimeter screws using Philips #0. Pull out the guards. Repeat the steps for the other three corners. Remove Blade Guards by unscrewing two 13 millimeter screws using Philips #0. Pull out the guards. Repeat the steps for the other three corners.
  • Remove Blade Guards by unscrewing two 13 millimeter screws using Philips #0. Pull out the guards. Repeat the steps for the other three corners.

Unscrew two 9 mm screws located inside the legs. Repeat the same procedure for the other three legs Unscrew two 9 mm screws located inside the legs. Repeat the same procedure for the other three legs
  • Unscrew two 9 mm screws located inside the legs. Repeat the same procedure for the other three legs

Unplug the camera wire. Press the hold release button and slide out the camera module away from the button. Press the hold release button and slide out the camera module away from the button.
  • Unplug the camera wire.

  • Press the hold release button and slide out the camera module away from the button.

Remove the motor protection cover by unscrewing two 9 mm screws using Philips #0. When the screws are off, use your fingers to pull the motor protection cover off. Repeat the procedure for the other three arms. Remove the motor protection cover by unscrewing two 9 mm screws using Philips #0. When the screws are off, use your fingers to pull the motor protection cover off. Repeat the procedure for the other three arms.
  • Remove the motor protection cover by unscrewing two 9 mm screws using Philips #0. When the screws are off, use your fingers to pull the motor protection cover off. Repeat the procedure for the other three arms.

Unclip the motor cable from the shells housing using two pry tools. Repeat the same procedure for the other three arms. Unclip the motor cable from the shells housing using two pry tools. Repeat the same procedure for the other three arms. Unclip the motor cable from the shells housing using two pry tools. Repeat the same procedure for the other three arms.
  • Unclip the motor cable from the shells housing using two pry tools. Repeat the same procedure for the other three arms.

Remove 3 9mm screws around the motor housing. Repeat the steps for the three other arms.
  • Remove 3 9mm screws around the motor housing. Repeat the steps for the three other arms.

Remove four 9 mm screws located where the legs originally are placed. (Use a thin head screwdriver) Remove four 9 mm screws located where the legs originally are placed. (Use a thin head screwdriver)
  • Remove four 9 mm screws located where the legs originally are placed. (Use a thin head screwdriver)

Cut the yellow strips using a scalpel. Pry open the casing using pry tools working gently around the corners. Cut the yellow strips using a scalpel. Pry open the casing using pry tools working gently around the corners. Cut the yellow strips using a scalpel. Pry open the casing using pry tools working gently around the corners.
  • Cut the yellow strips using a scalpel. Pry open the casing using pry tools working gently around the corners.

Remove the motor assembly from the bottom shell.
  • Remove the motor assembly from the bottom shell.

Slide the pinion gear off of the motor assembly. Slide the pinion gear off of the motor assembly.
  • Slide the pinion gear off of the motor assembly.

Conclusion

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

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