Introduction: How to Repare a Fried Turnigy 9x

Few weeks ago I fried my turnigy 9x by reversing the polarity.
How did I do that ? It's simple, I'm using a Li-Po battery pack and I plug it in the wrong side...
Now I will show you how I repaired my transmitter for about 1$ without P&P.

The reparation will depend of the damage on your transmitter.

Let's find all the fried components !

As gigi29290 experienced, components can be damaged without visual damaged (see comments). So if it's not working, try to replace all components described in this instructable.

Step 1: Find the Fried Component(s)

You'll have to disassemble the transmitter.
Then you'll have to find the fried components.
See pictures to see how it looks like.

One the first picture, you can see some reference.
On the second, there is my voltage regulator which is fried.
On the last one, there is an example of burned capacitor.

If your Voltage regulator is fried, go to the next step.
If it's the capacitor, go to the third step.

Step 2: The Voltage Regulator

The reference of this VR is 78L05 SOT-89.
SOT-89 is for SMD.
So if you don't have any 5V regulator, you can buy one here :
If you have another, regulator, check how to mount it.

The 5V output is on the left, the common mass is in the middle and the input on the right.

Now you have to unsolder it from the main board. It's not an easy part, personally, I had put my iron soldering on the three pins (bottom) and push it up with a cutter blade. You can also check the internet to see other method do unsolder SMD components.

Then, you have to solder the new one. Be careful with the temperature of your iron soldering, you don't have to burn or unsolder other components.

Finally, you can try to plug your battery.
If it work, congratulation !
If not try to see the third step to find another burnt component.

Step 3: The Capacitor

For this step, I only see this on internet.
My capacitor was not fried.

The reference is : 16V 22uF (SMD)

You can buy it on
You can also buy/use an electrolytic capacitor with the same spec.

Now you have to unsolder the burned one.

To solder the new one, be careful with the polarity (see image).

You can now try to turn on your transmitter.

If it's don't work you can try to change other components.
Like the other 5V Voltage regulator next to the on/off switch (it's a 78L05 TO-92).
Or the other in the RF module (78M05 TO-220).
You can see this tutorial :

Step 4: Conclusion

Now I hope your transmitter is working !

If you don't want to have this problem again, you can try to adapt the outlet to your battery pack, or try to add a polarity protection like this guy :

I'm sorry for my bad English, and if there is some mistake don't hesitate to tell me !

Enjoy !


GuidoR4 (author)2017-03-04

Hi. in the text you tell to put a 16v 22uf capacitor but in the image the capacitor has 25v labeled on it

RaphaelG20 (author)2016-11-03

Hello, i have the same problem here.. now i changed the capacitor and the regulators, but the display doesn't start.. it's blank! When I turn the radio On with any switch in "On" position I got the "switch error" message on display but when I turn off the switches the radio start but I didn't got images or information on display.
The radio it's working on simulator.
Any ideas?

gigi29290 (author)2013-08-24

I had the same problem: fried due to a polarity inversion.
Only the smd regulator look damaged (piece of the case broken)
- so changed this one: now it looked like working, but servos were not stable.
- so changed the capacitor : bad luck, still the same
- so changed the regulator near the switch: still same bad luck
- so changed the regulator in the RF module : Bingo, now it works perfectly.
Total cost : 15€ for a SMD soldering iron, and 15€ for the parts (ordered in the minimal quantities at Radiospare France: 10 SOT95, 5 TO92, 2 TO220, 2 capacitors) .
Thanks so much for the instructions!

DavidK47 (author)gigi292902015-05-18

I think we are all in the same bonehead club here.
1. Replaced the SMD regulator and the capacitor. The transmitter would not stay powered on for more than 30 seconds. It would perpetually reboot.

2. I then replaced the regulator near the switch. That solved the rebooting issue. But I had the same issue with unstable servos.

3. I then replaced the RF regulator and the transmitter is now functioning perfectly.

What a journey. SnowViet than you for the instructable, as well as gigi29290 for your write up.

jeremi_hazan (author)DavidK472015-10-12

can i know the number regulator of the left one thanks

SnowViet (author)gigi292902013-08-26

You're welcome !

amabiledario (author)SnowViet2015-04-10

Yeaaaa . Thank you thank you. I changed regulator Rf like you said , and , at least from the software , it seems to work . Thanks again.

BrendanP1 (author)2015-06-14

nice writeup. The pictures he mentions that are not his are mine from my write for the same repair up on the openrc forums.

amabiledario (author)2015-04-09

Hello. Even I have repaired . Now you turn . I checked all the tracks . No Rorra . I controllatob references tensions in specific points . Reading from a scheme . It all seems ok . The signal is received by the receiver. M I have a problem with the pitch curves . The display of the radio seem to work well . But by the software of my Naza m v2 can not configure the mode of flight . Even if I edit a curve from 0 to 100 and very little movement in the software . I can not get to the three flight modes . What could be . The form? Some other component ? Can you help me please? Sorry for my English. I Am Italian. Thanks