I am having problems with my new APM2.
After waiting for a month I finally received my new AMP2 board April 9th. I have managed to hook it up and install the firmware and do the initial setup. The problem is that when I try to boot up with the battery it fails to start. Just sits there with a Blinking 3DFIX and a green power LED. I have power coming in on #1 of the output rail.
If I hook up the computer first the unit boots then attach the battery and remove the USB cord it stays running. I am able to arm and disarm the motors. When I power down and retry it with the battery nothing.
If I pull the sd card it will boot. I have tried to erase the SD card through the console but the same problem after the erase.
This board came to me assembled and tested. Why should it have a problem like this if it was tested first. Unless the testing was only done with the USB cord attached.
Known bug of the firmware!!! Hit the resest button after plugging in the battery with the board dead level so it will initialise. covered in several similiar threads but search doesn't work well so you may not have seen it. It's NOT a hardware issue.Covered in this thread http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/apm2-starting-problem?commentId=7...
Yea I tried that but the same thing I get a beep from the motors, C and B blink but no boot. If I retry without the SD cart everything works as well as the reset button. I do give it a couple of min. to try to boot.
Is the sd card used at this point to store any of my parameters?
I plan to go through the SD erasing procedure again today from some of the other topics this seems to work sometimes.