DJI is the first brand that pops up in our minds when we talk about drones. The company keeps on bringing new products with even more features and improvements, DJI Mini 3 Pro is the latest from the DJI’s Mini Drones lineup, which was released in May. The drone offers a plethora of features including 4K video recording at 60 frames per second, and 34 minutes maximum fly time (slightly better than DJI Mini 2). The drone has a 1/1.3-inch CMOS camera sensor with an f/107 aperture and can take images of up to 48-megapixel.
Although DJI’s drones have been outstanding over the year in terms of performance and software experience, some users are not as happy as they are facing charging issues with the DJI Mini 3 Pro controller. Thankfully, there are several workarounds that have helped many users in fixing their DJI Mini 3 Pro controller not charging issue. Hopefully, one of them will work for you too.
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A user on DJI forum wrote, “last week I got my Mini 3 Pro including the DJI RC (the one with the integrated display). Before the first flight I fully charged the drone and RC batteries using the same 30W USB power adapter. Everything worked fine I made my first couple of flight.
To charge I the drone batteries I use the 3 bay adapter from the FlyMore combo. I was able to re-charge the drone batteries multiple times without any problem.
Not the RC battery is down to 50% (only 2 LEDs are on) and thus I wanted to re-charge the RC as well. I connected it with the same 30W adapter as before. The next morning I was suprised to see, that the RC did not charge at all.” – source
Another user on the MavicPilots forum wrote, “Just received my 3 Pro a couple of days ago and found that the RC will not charge completely. The indicator goes to 3 dots and stays there.” – source
How to Fix DJI Mini 3 Pro Controller Not Charging Issue
Solution 1: Restart DJI Mini 3 Pro Controller
There could be a minor system glitch or a bug which could be the reason why your DJI Mini 3 Pro controller is not charging. A simple fix for this is restarting the device. Use the power button to restart the DJI Mini 3 Pro and check if the problem is fixed.
Solution 2: Firmware Update
New firmware updates include fixes for previously known issues, therefore you should try updating the firmware of the DJI controller. Not just when the device is having a problem, you should always keep the aircraft and remote controller updated.
Here’s how to update the firmware of the remote controller using DJI Assistant 2:
- Launch DJI Assistant 2 on your computer.
- Log in with your DJI account.
- Turn on the remote controller and connect it to the computer via the USB Type-C port.
- Select the remote controller.
- Check for firmware updates.
- Select the firmware version.
- The firmware will start downloading. The device will automatically install the new firmware.
Solution 3: Use Buttons to Fix the Problem
This method was discovered by a user KlooGee who was facing a charging issue with his DJI controller. According to him, the device starts charging after connecting the controller to a charger with a good cable while holding the power button down for 15 seconds and the custom button underneath.
Solution 4: Use a Different USB Cable
A USB cable can fail at any time. Even if the cable does not show any sign of damage from the outside, you should try charging your DJI controller with a different USB cable to verify the USB cable. Make sure you are using a good quality cable.
Solution 5: Reset the Controller
Resetting the controller can fix the problem as it nearly makes the device completely new from the inside. All your data on the controller device will be lost. With that message in mind, let’s see how to reset the DJI controller:
- Turn on the screen of the controller.
- Swipe down to open the options menu.
- Tap on the settings icon at the top-right corner.
- Go to System > Reset options.
- Select Erase all data (factory reset).
- Click Erase all data.
Solution 6: Contact DJI Customer Support
In many cases, users were not able to fix the charging problem on their end. They got the device replaced after contacting DJI customer support. After you’ve tried all the solutions the controller device does not charge, we recommend you to contact the brand support.
In this blog post, we briefly discussed the charging problem on DJI Mini 3 Pro and its solutions too. Were you able to fix the problem with your DJI controller? Which solution did the job for you? Share your thoughts in the comments below.