DJI Battery No Lights Issue: Possible Causes And Fixes

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Is your DJI battery not showing lights? What does this mean and how can you get to the bottom of this? Drone batteries can get pretty expensive, so it is important that you are aware of the possible causes and fixes for this problem.

In most cases, when your DJI battery is not showing any lights, the problem has to do with the charging of the battery. The best way to check if this is the issue is to check the charger or the DJI battery app. However, there are other possible causes such as low temperature or a damaged charger. You can take care of these problems by charging with original chargers at room temperature. 

Are you curious to learn more about why you may not be able to see lights on your DJI battery? Read this article for more information on the battery and possible issues it can come across! 

From hibernation mode to firmware and scary red lights – here is what you need to know. 

What Causes No Lights On Your DJI Drone Battery

Are you struggling because your DJI drone battery is not showing any lights, even when you charge it or place it inside the drone? Does it not start charging even though its plugged in?

This may be cause for worry because there is always a fear that the battery may be dead. However, there are other issues that can be the reason behind this phenomenon. Here is a look at some common issues behind this. 

Whether you have a dji phantom, mavic or mini series DJI drone – here is everything you need to know if you find your battery not charging.

DJI battery no lights - reasons

Incomplete Charging Cycle

An uncompleted charging cycle can lead to multiple issues with your DJI Phantom or mavic drone battery, such as the battery not charging or not providing the expected flight time. Ensure that the battery is fully charged before use. A red light indicates an incomplete charging process; try reconnecting it to charge for a few more minutes.

Bent Or Broken Charging Port

A bent or broken charging port could be the reason your DJI Phantom battery isn’t functioning. Attempt to straighten the bent port, or replace it if broken. An improperly positioned port prevents a connection with the charger, thus preventing battery charging.

Low Temperature

Low temperature could be a potential cause for no lights on your DJI Phantom battery. Batteries generally perform worse in cold conditions. If it’s winter or you’re in a particularly cold area, this could explain the absence of lights. Try charging the battery indoors where it’s warmer and see if there’s any change.

Minimum Temperature0 °C
Ideal Temperature25 °C
Maximum Temperature40 °C

What temperature to charge your DJI battery

Damage To The Charger

Using a damaged charger could also be the reason your DJI Mavic battery isn’t functioning correctly. Try using a different charger and see if it helps. Additionally, inspect the charging port on your battery to ensure there’s no damage.

Damage To Outlet

A damaged outlet could also cause problems with your DJI Phantom battery. Try connecting it to a different outlet to see if the lights turn on. If the outlet isn’t functioning correctly, there might be no power supply reaching the DJI battery, preventing it from lighting up. 

Bad Battery

In some cases, a bad battery is the sole reason the lights aren’t turning on. If you’ve tried all the above troubleshooting steps and nothing works, it might be time to invest in a new battery. Replacing a battery can be expensive, but it may be the only way to use your DJI drone again.

For a better experience with your DJI Phantom or Mavic 2 drone, ensure the battery is charged correctly and protected from damage.

Keep the battery firmware updated, and avoid hibernation mode or unsafe charging.

Monitor the battery’s temperature and volts per cell, and be mindful of the LED lights’ indications. By following these tips and troubleshooting steps, you can fix the issue and enjoy your DJI drone to the fullest.

How To Fix No Lights On Your DJI Battery (phantom, mavic and more)

There are many different ways that the DJI battery can be affected by the ability to not have any lights. Now that you know some of the possible causes of no lights on your DJI battery, let’s take a look at how to fix it. Here are the best ways that you can check the status of your battery and resolve issues with no lights on the battery. 

Check The Battery Status On DJI App

One of the first things you should do if you’re having this issue is to check the battery status on the DJI App. To do this, simply open up the app and go to the “Battery” section. Here, you’ll be able to see the current status of your battery and whether or not it’s fully charged. 

The app shows all of the battery cells and how charged they are. You will be able to see if it is actually charged or not with an accurate reading of the level of each of the cells. If the app says that your battery is fully charged but the lights still aren’t coming on, move on to the next troubleshooting step.

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Charge Your Battery Fully

As we mentioned before, one of the most common reasons for no lights on your DJI battery is an incomplete charging cycle. If your battery isn’t fully charged, that could be why the lights aren’t coming on. 

The best way to take care of this problem is to carry out a few charging cycles to make sure that isn’t the problem.

To fix this, simply charge your battery until the light turns green. This means that the charging process is complete and you should be good to go. 

Then, check the status of the battery on the app. When you know it is charged, let the battery charge dissipate until it needs to be charged again. Repeat the charging cycle a couple of times to see if the battery is working correctly now. 

Try A Different Charger

If you’re using a damaged charger, that could also be causing problems with your DJI battery. Try using a different charger and see if that helps. Always make sure to use the official charger that came with the DJI battery. Using third-party chargers is not a good idea as they can slowly damage the battery over time. 

Clean The Charging Port

Sometimes, dirt or debris can build up in the charging port and cause problems. To clean the charging port, simply use a can of compressed air to blow out any dirt or debris. 

You can also use a cotton swab to clean out the port if needed. Never use any liquid or water near the charging port. Any water that enters the port can damage the sensitive wiring inside the battery. 

Restart Your Drone

In some cases, restarting your drone can help fix this issue. To do this, simply power off your drone and remove the battery. Wait for a few minutes before powering on your drone again and inserting the battery. 

This will sometimes clear any errors and help get your drone working properly again.

It is a good way to see if the issue is with the battery itself or with the drone that it is working with. In most cases, restarting a drone can also get rid of software glitches that can cause issues and may lead to the issue of not seeing lights on your DJI battery.

Replace The Battery

If you’ve tried all of the above troubleshooting steps and nothing seems to be working, it may be time to invest in a new battery. The replaced battery may be costly, but it will be worth the cost if you can fly the drone again. 

Conclusion – fix a DJI drone battery

That’s all there is to it! These are some of the most common reasons why your DJI battery might not be working properly.

If you’re still having problems, we recommend contacting DJI customer support for further assistance. They’ll be able to help you figure out what’s wrong and get your drone up and running again in no time.

The Author

Dr Andrew Stapleton is a Drone pilot, Writer and YouTuber with a PhD in science. His drone footage has been featured on TV (ABC Documentary) and he has written and/or produced videos for Science Alert, COSMOS magazine, and Australia's Science Channel among others. He has been a drone pilot for many years and has flown many types of drones.