DJI Mavic Mini was the first cute little buddy of the DJI’s Mavic Mini series and the drone community loves Mavic Mini because of the mini design, amazing features, and capabilities. Also, there are some common DJI Mavic Mini problems, many DJI Mini users have faced.
So in this article, we are going to talk about common DJI Mavic Mini problems, that many DJI Mavic mini users have faced and how you can fix them.
Common DJI Mavic Mini Problems.
Here is the list of common DJI Mavic Mini problems. Click on your issue to jump to that part of the article.
- Problem 1: DJI Mavic Mini not taking off.
- Problem 2: DJI Mavic Mini not turning on/ not charging.
- Problem 3: DJI Mavic Mini not connecting to the remote controller.
- Problem 4: DJI Mavic Mini is not stable.
- Problem 5: DJI Mavic Mini “No GPS Signal 30007/30008” error.
- Problem 6: DJI Mavic Mini keeps disconnecting.
- Problem 7: DJI Mavic Mini not connecting to the DJI Fly app.
- Problem 8: DJI Mavic Mini remote controller keeps beeping.
Problem 1: DJI Mavic Mini not taking off.
Most of the time, DJI Mavic Mini is not taking off because of propeller installment mistakes. When installing propellers to the Mavic Mini there is a pattern to install them. If you install them arbitrarily, the aircraft would unable to get the upward force to take off or it would flip to the side.
Read the complete article: DJI Mavic Mini Won’t Take off/Unable To Take off (Why, How to Fix)
Solution 1: Check whether the propellers are installed in the correct pattern.
- When you inspect Mavic Mini’s propellers, you would see there are two types of propellers.
- One propeller set has two lines.
- And the other propeller set has a single line.
- Now inspect your Mavic Mini’s arm. You’ll see two diagonal Mavic Mini arms have a mark on the arm and other diagonal arms don’t.
- Install double-lined propellers to the motors on the arms with the mark.
- Install single-lined propellers to the motors on the arms with no marks.
- The final propeller installment should as shown below.
Solution 2: Check the Mavic Mini is on Noflyzone.
If you’re trying to take off the Mavic Mini inside a Noflyzone, you won’t be able to take off the aircraft without unlocking the zone.
How to check whether you are in a Noflyzone.
- Connect the phone to the internet.
- Open the DJI Fly app and enter the camera view. Then tap on the little map icon in the bottom left corner.
- Tap on it again and you would see the detailed map.
- Now you would see colored circles and boxes in some places. If you are in a red, yellow, or blue area, you won’t be able to take off the drone casually.
- You can see more details by clicking on the area.
- If you are in a Restricted zone (red area), a densely populated area (dark red) area or, Regulatory restricted zone (light blue area) you can’t take off or fly the drone in the area.
- If you are in the Altitude zone (grey area), Warning zone (orange area), or green area, you can take off the drone without any extra work.
- If you are in the Authorization zone (dark blue area), or Enhanced warning zone (brown area), you have to unlock the zone before taking off the Mavic Mini.
How to unlock unlockable Noflyzones.
If you are in an Authorization zone (dark blue area), or Enhanced warning zone you can unlock those areas and fly or take off the drone inside the area.
- Before that make sure you are logged in to the DJI account that is connected to the Mavic Mini.
- Tap on the zone. Then tap on “Yes”.
- Then tick boxes asking whether you are bearing the responsibility to fly in the zone.
- Then hit Confirm.
- The area would be unlocked and now you can take off and fly the drone inside the area.
Problem 2: DJI Mavic Mini not turning on/ not charging.
Usually, DJI Mavic Mini won’t turn on or charge because of its battery issues. If your Mavic Mini battery has gone into hibernation or it is bricked, it won’t charge or power on the aircraft as before.
Read the full article: DJI Mavic Mini/Mini 2 Battery Not Charging And Working
Solution 1: Wake the battery from hibernation.
If you left or stored the battery, it might have gone into hibernation mode.
- Connect the Mavic Mini battery to the charger and give it a few hours to wake from hibernation if it has gone into hibernation mode.
Solution 2: Clear PF flags from the battery management system.
For this step you need,
- CP2112 interface adapter.
- Dupont line cables connecting cables (Male-Female).
- DJI Battery Repair software.
- Windows PC.
- Download and install the DJI battery killer software to the PC.
- Take the CP2112 interface adapter and inspect its pins. You would see seven input pins named VCC, GND, SDA, SCL, WAK, INT, and RST. From them, we just need to use three pins which are GND, SDA, and SCL.
- Take three Dupont line cables and connect their female sides to GND, SDA, and SCL.
- Then connect their Male ports to the correct pins of the battery. DJI Mavic Mini battery GND, SDA, and SCL pins are shown below.
- Then connect the CP2112 adapter to the PC using a USB cable.
- Open the DJI battery killer software on your PC.
- Then click on “Connect”.
- Then click on “Read Info”.
- Then click on “Unseal” and “Unseal 2”.
- After that click on “Clear PF” and “Clear PF2”. Now the PF flags would be clear and the battery would start blinking and the issue is fixed.
- Click “Exit” and close the application. Unplug the battery and charge it fully and enjoy it.
Problem 3: DJI Mavic Mini not connecting to the remote controller.
In most cases, DJI Mavic Mini won’t connect to the remote controller because of firmware issues. Also if your Mavic Mini aircraft and remote controller are not paired, the Mavic Pro remote controller won’t be able to connect to the aircraft.
Solution 1: Make sure both aircraft and remote controller are on the same firmware.
- Download and install the DJI Assistant 2 application to the PC.
- Open DJI Assistant 2 application.
- Log in to the DJI account that is connected to the Mavic Mini.
- Then connect the Mavic Mini to the PC using the USB cable.
- Turn on the Mavic Mini. Then click on the Mavic Mini box pop on the DJI Assistant 2 application.
- Once you enter the Firmware Update tab, you will find all the previous and latest firmware for the Mavic Mini.
- Click on the “Upgrade” or “Refresh” button in front of the latest firmware. Or if you decide to downgrade the firmware click “Downgrade” on the recent firmware.
- Then click on “Start Update”.
- Wait until the firmware is completely downloaded and installed.
- Once the aircraft is updated, unplug from the PC and restart it.
- Next power on the remote controller and connect it to the PC.
- Select “Mavic Mini remote controller”.
- Then click on the update/downgrade/refresh button in front of the firmware that the aircraft updated to.
- Then click “Start Update”.
- Wait until the firmware is completely downloaded and installed.
- Once the remote controller is updated, unplug it from the PC and restart it.
Solution 2: Link the RC to Mavic Mini aircraft.
- Connect the mobile device with the remote controller.
- Power on the remote controller and the aircraft.
- Open the DJI Fly app and tap “Connect Aircraft”.
- Then tap camera view at the right top corner.
- Tap three dots at the top right corner and tap on “Control”.
- Scroll down and tap “Connect to Aircraft”. Then the remote controller would start beeping.
- Then press the Mavic Mini aircraft power button and hold it for 4 seconds and release it once you heard the beep.
- Once the RC stops beeping and the aircraft and remote controller LEDs stop blinking in sequence, the linking is successful.
Problem 4: DJI Mavic Mini is not stable.
Usually, DJI Mavic Mini would keep drifting and flying unstably when its IMU needs calibration or the propellers are damaged. Also if your Mavic Mini aircraft is not connected to at least 8 satellites, you could experience some unstable flight.
Solution 1: Check propellers.
Inspect Mavic Mini propellers by running them through your fingers.
- If you feel cracks or bents on some propellers replace the existing propeller set with a new Mavic Mini propeller set.
Solution 2: Calibrate the Mavic Mini IMU.
- Place the DJI Mavic Mini on a flat surface.
- Power on the aircraft while its arms closed in.
- Open the DJI Fly app and connect to the aircraft.
- Click on the three dots at the top right corner and open the menu bar.
- Then click on “Safety” and scroll down until you found the ”IMU normal” under the “Sensors” section. Then click on the “Calibrate” button. And hit start.
- Once the above steps are done, the IMU calibration process would start. You need to place the drone in different poses to calibrate IMU.
- Start with the Mavic Mini on its belly and wait until the IMU is calibrated in that pose.
- Next, move the aircraft onto its right side and wait until the IMU is calibrated in that position.
- Then change the Mavic Mini over to the left side and wait until the IMU is calibrated in that position.
- Then Stand the Mavic Mini on its back ends and wait until the IMU is calibrated in that position.
- Then turn the drone upside down and wait until the calibration process goes to 100%.
Problem 5: DJI Mavic Mini “No GPS Signal 30007/30008” error.
DJI Mavic Mini No GPS signal error 30007/30008 is often caused by a faulty GPS module of the aircraft. Users were able to fix the Mavic Mini No GPS signal error after replacing the existing GPS module of the Mavic Mini with a new Mavic Mini GPS module bought online.
Read the complete article: DJI Mavic Mini/Mini 2 No GPS Signal Error – 30007/30008
Solution: Replace the Mavic Mini GPS module.
Buy the DJI Mavic Mini GPS module – Genuine DJI Mavic Mini GPS and IMU Module
- Take the battery out of the Mavic Mini.
- Unscrew Mavic Mini and remove its top cover.
- Unscrew the GPS module from the Mavic Mini board.
- Disconnect the ribbon from the GPS module.
- Connect the ribbon to the new GPS module.
- Screw the new GPS module and set the GPS module to Mavic Mini. Make sure the GPS module is connected to the ribbon well.
- Then reassemble the Mavic Mini and set up the drone.
- Now you can turn on the Mavic Mini and check whether the error is gone. After installing the module to the Mavic Mini you should calibrate the IMU of the drone.
Problem 6: DJI Mavic Mini keeps disconnecting.
Most of the time, DJI Mavic Mini keeps disconnecting from the remote controller because of low battery power, faulty Wifi settings, and environmental interferences.
Solution: Set up Wifi settings to minimize interference.
- Then open the DJI Fly app and enter the camera view.
- Tap on the three dots at the right top corner and tap on “Transmission”.
- Then choose “Dual-band” as the frequency option.
- Choose “Auto” as the Channel mode. Therefore once the drone gets interference in the current frequency range, it would move to the frequency range with the lowest interference. So
- Then set up the Downlink Bandwidth to 20MHz.
Problem 7: DJI Mavic Mini not connecting to the DJI Fly app.
Some DJI Mavic Mini users often struggle with connecting the DJI Fly app to the aircraft. In most cases, this is caused by the faulty DJI Fly app versions that are installed on the phone. Usually, Android users face this issue because most of the time DJI Fly app on Playstore is outdated and glitched. So once you install the app from that kind of outdated or glitchy DJI Fly app to the phone, you could experience this kind of issue.
Solution: Download and install the DJI Fly app from the DJI downloads center.
- First, uninstall the currently installed DJI Fly app version from the device. Then restart the mobile device to clear app data and cache data.
- Visit the DJI Downloads center using your mobile device.
- Click on the DJI Fly app to enter the app’s download page.
If you are an IOS user,
- Tap on the IOS icon and the app would be open in Appstore. Tap on the “GET” button and install the app.
If you are an Android user,
- Tap on the Android icon and the apk file would be downloaded to the mobiles downloads directory. Once it is downloaded visit your downloads directory and click on the downloaded file. Then follow the simple steps prompted by the device and install the app.
Problem 8: DJI Mavic Mini remote controller keeps beeping.
Often DJI Mavic Mini users find the Mini’s remote controllers find the remote controller keeps beeping continuously when the remote controller requires calibration.
Read the complete article: DJI Mavic Mini Remote Controller Beeping
Solution: Calibrate the remote controller.
- Connect the remote controller to the phone using the USB cable of the remote controller.
- Power on the remote controller.
- Open the DJI Fly app on the phone.
- Turn on the aircraft and connect the DJI Fly app to the Mavic Mini.
- Tap “Go fly” and enter the camera view.
- Then turn off the Mavic Mini aircraft.
- Then tap on the three dots at the top right corner and open the menu.
- Select the “Control” option and scroll down on the list and hit “RC Calibration”.
- Then hit “Start”. Now the controller would stop beeping temporarily.
- Push each remote controller’s sticks to each direction 100% one by one and calibrate joysticks.
- First push left stick left 100%.
- Push the left stick up 100%.
- Push left stick right 100%.
- Push the left stick down 100%.
- Push the right stick left 100%.
- Push the right stick up 100%.
- Push the right stick right 100%.
- Push the right stick down 100%.
- Then turn the gimbal wheel to both sides.
- Calibration would be successful.