Re-building after a crash, I realized my 3dR GPS LEA6 V1.1 is
short-cutting power on my APM 2.0 board.
I am no electronics wiz, but
when GPS is disconnected - APM powers up OK
when GPS is connected - APM is "dead"
so I can assume GPS is the reason.
Same story when powering from USB or the LiPo.
This is the heart of my Octo - What do I do now?
Do 3DR still stock carry this GPS model? - I couldn't find it
Check GPS connector for bent pins. Shorting the power when cable is installed?
Mark - You are a Genius!
It took peeking into the connector with a magnifying glass to
see that the 1st pin from the right got bent towards its neighbor pin.
OK - Now what? this is really tiny stuff and it seems the connector is a goner.
Anyone know the (molex?) part # - maybe a new connector can be soldered in place?
Carefully straiten the pin with OO tweeters, You get one bend or replace connector.
tried the tweezers thing, but I am getting
too blind at my advanced age - will have to
replace the darn connector.