Posts tagged with "mb sd connect c4"

Set up DAS Xentry on MacBook Air VMware

Here is the DIY tutorial on set up Mercedes-Benz MB Star diagnostic DAS Xentry software on MacBook Air. 

 

Note:

We are not responsible for the damage. Many thanks to turbo97se who provided the VMware Images.

 

Many of us have been struggling using trusty old HP laptop to run DAS.  It is super slow because it runs a virtual machine of MB Star SD Connect C4 diagnosis DAS Xentry… it would take 5 minutes or more just to boot the virtual machine! I have tried a couple of times to migrate to a new laptop but the newer ones don’t have serial. I have tried several USB to serial adapters but the only one that works is the FTDI. I then fought with a couple of settings to get it to work. I thought I would do some screenshots and mini-tutorial on how to make this work. I am using a Macbook Air, but some of the instructions apply to windows machines.


1. Install the FTDI driver Latest drivers here: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm
2. Install VMWARE - Mine was VMWARE Fusion
3. Open Virtual Machine file. I recommend copying it to your local drive if you have space. It is about 65GB.
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4. Start the Virtual Machine
5. Plug in the FTDI cable and you will see the screen below:

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6. Select connect to Windows. You may need to install the drivers in Windows. Mine installed automatically without installing drivers on the virtual machine.

7. In the virtual machine select control panel -> system as shown below:

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8. Go to Ports (Com & LPT) and select communications ports and disable all active serial ports.
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9. Select the USB com port. Go to advanced and set the port to port 2.

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Special thanks to turbo97se who provided the VMware Images.

DAS Xentry tested OK and not OK Benz models

In the Mercedes software Xentry / DAS, there are lots of Mercedes-Benz Group models including Mercedes-Benz, Smarts, and MAYBACH,SETRA, COBUS, MITISUBISHUI FUSO. But what models can MB Star diagnosis tools do and cannot do? Read the vehicle list here to get it.

 

What models Xentry / DAS can do?

MB SD Connect C4 can works well on Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, trucks, vans, buses, unimog, super sports cars, and Smart also.

Passenger Cars:

A(176), A(169), A(168), B(246), B(245), CLC(117), C(204) C(203), C(202), 190(201), E(212), E(211), E(210), 124(124), S(222), S(221), S(220), S(140), S(126), E(207), CLK(209), CLK(208), CLS(218), CLS(219), CL(216), CL(215), CL(140), SLK(172), SLK(171), SLK(170), SL(231), SL(230), SL(129), SL(107), SLS(197), M(166), M(164), M(163), G(463), G(461), E(212), E(211), E(210), 124(124), S(222), S(221), S(220), S(140), CLK(209), CLK(208), CLS(218), CLS(219), CL(216), CL(215), CL(140), SLK(172), SL(231), SL(230), SL(129), SL(107), SLS(197), M(166), M(164), M(163), G(460), GL(164), GLK(204), R(251)

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Vans:

MB 100(631), T1, SprinterIII, SprinterII, SprinterI, Sprinter900, Citan, Vito(639), Vito(638), V(638), Viano(639), T2, Vario, Vaneo(414)

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Truck Support List:

Actros963/4, Actros2,3, AtegoIII, AtegoII, AxorII, Eonic, Zetros, Actros, Atego Light, Atego Heavey, HPN M96, Atron, HPN M2000, SKL, FSK, Further model series

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Unimog models:
U20, UGN, UHN

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Bus models:

TRAVEGO, INTOURO, INTEGRO, CITARO, CAPACITY, CITO, TOURISMO, O350/ O403, CONECTO, O404, O405- O408, Minibus, OC500, TOURO, TOURINO, MBC, MULITEGO, O500, O500/ OH, OH, OH368, OF, OF384, LO, O400, FURTHER MODEL SERIES

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Super Sports Cars:
SLR(199)

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Smart models:

Fortwo 450, Fortwo 451, Fortwo 452, Fortwo 454

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What models Xentry / DAS cannot do?

You will also see some MAYBACH,SETRA, COBUS, MITISUBISHUI FUSO models (belonging to Mercedes-Benz Group) in XENTRY/ DAS, but SD connect c4 or star c3 cannot support it.

Disabled MAYBACH,SETRA, COBUS, MITISUBISHUI FUSO models:

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What models waiting for tests?

The models should be done with MB SD C4 theoretically. But they have not been tested yet by users in fact.

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V2016.05 MB Star diagnostic HDD Win7 Win8

Mercedes Benz MB Star diagnostic software 2016.5 Xentry Das Win 7/Win 8 HDD/SSD for MB SD Connect C4 and MB Star C3 multiplexer have released in mbstartool.com.

 

Latest version: V2016.5

Software language: Chinese, English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian; Russian, Spanish, Swedish& Turkish.
 Note: WIN8 System HDD/SSD does not support HHT-WIN! Software version newer than V2015.12 does not support HHT-WIN!

 

Software includes: (Version: 2016 )
1.D-A-S / Xentry 2016.05: the automatically Diagnosis Assistance System ,Concise interface and straightforward operation with IB M high-quality computer can realize the quick and accurate code reading and the whole car system testing
2.W-I-S net 2016.03: Workshop Information System Supply the whole view of the wiring diagram in a car,component location diagram and maintenance method. What you do is to enter the chassis number, and then you will get the manufacture data, engine configuration and the car model -all in detail.
3.EPC.net 2016.03 : Electronic Parts Catalog
4.ST Finder 2008:Part location finder
5. STARKey : manager the startkeys
6, SDMEDIA 2014
7, PL70
8,Win8

2016.05V MB SD Connect C4 Win7/Win8 500G HDD

2016.05V MB SD C4 Win/Win8 256G SSD

2016.5V MB Star C3 Win7/Win8 500G HDD

2016.05 MB Star C3 Win7/Win8 256G SSD

 SSD VS HDD in terms of running speed
(we test it on our DELL D630 PC)
  4G SSD 4G HDD
boot time about 1min 30 Secs about 4 min
shutdown time about 20 Secs about 50 Secs
time to use Xentry test
one vehicle module
about 2 min 25 Secs about 3Min 27 Secs
Conclusion Xentry in SSD runs much more stable and faster than in SDD, though SSD versions may be more expensive
Products selection 2016.5 SD connect c4 Xentry DAS SDD 2016.5 SD connect c4 Xentry DAS HDD
05.2016 MB STAR C3 XENTRY SDD 05.2016 MB STAR C3 XENTRY HDD
     
FUNCTIONS:
1. 1989~up to now Car, Bus, Truck, Sprint, Smart ;
2. All electric system Diagnostic;(Do not include flash code)
3. Reading trouble code
4. Erasing trouble code
5. Live-data
6. Adaptation
7. Component testing
8. Maintenance
9. Information consultation
10. Component location diagram
11. Wiring diagram

 

Testable system:
ENGINE
AUTO-SPEED
AIRCONDITIONAL SYSTEM
SRS
ABS
ASR
MPL
GM
Bz ORIGINAL ANTI-THEFT
DASX SYSTEM
KEYZESS GO SYSTEM
OBD-II SYSTEM
2016.05V MB Star diagnosis Xentry DAS software display:
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MB Sprinter 95p08 eeprom and HC08 immo pinout

Car problem and symptom:
I have problems with a Mercedes Sprinter W903 2004 year.
I messed around with the Kirnzle tachometer and now suddenly i get start error and can not start the car.
I don’t know if the tachometer plays any role in this problem but i know the we had problems eith the battery few times because it got empty a few times and last tim3 was 15 minutes before this problem accrued. I have star bud does not show anything.

 

Cause:

The problem is battery.

 

Solution 1:

Read eeprom from ECU and HC08 immobox with EEPROM/MCU programer, Orange 5,Xprog or cheap option carprog full ecu programmer.

Here is the eeprom and immo pinout to Xprog m:

You need reading ecu eprom 95p08 and reading immo box HC08, and you need sprinter start error repair v1.3…

(pinout are provided by MH forum Mercedes expert.)

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Solution 2:

Just try to virginise the ECU and program it to the IMMO with MB Star diagnostic(MB SD Connect C4).No need to read the MCU only the eeprom.

or unlock ecu in memory 5P08C3 in address 1D0 04 0F write 00 00 and with Star diagnostic programming.

How to virginise?

5P08C3 in address 1D0: 04 0F write 00 00 and you have virgine.

 

Solution 3:

Cheapest solution emulator,no more immobox problem
carlabimmo or china clone

( Solution 3 has not been tested yet.)

 

Hope they helps.

http://obd365.blogrip.com/2016/05/11/mercedes-sprinter-w903-immo-battery-error/

JDiag Elite J2534 Tested Great on Mercedes, Toyota, Mazda…

Obd365 engineers have done some tests on some models, including Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Mazda…with JDiag Elite J2534 diagnostic and programming tool.

 

The laptop in the bundle is what the engineer tested on. It is a new one with CPU: Intel 1037U, RAM: 4G, HDD: 500G, 11.6 Inch-screen, and installed software for 36 brands

Here, the engineer tests with WIN7 64Bit operating system.

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This is the JDiag Elite J2534 interface from obdii365.com. All software are pre-installed and tested ok before delivery.

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Jdiag J2534 Elite tested on Mercedes Benz:

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Xentry v2015.12 with Jdiag J2534 runs as well as that with MB SD connect c4, basic functions are tested. No issues.

-test diagnostics

Read & clear faults, and also read live data of ECUs (SRS, ABS, ASR…)–> good

-test programming

Support online programming

 

Conclusion:

Jdiag J2534 + Xentry / DAS perform well like MB SD C4 in terms of diagnostics and programming. But comparesd with SD c4, it also has a few demerits:

not support WIFI and offline programming with 2015.12 software;

vehicle: Mercedes cars before 1998 are not available, and some Win7 Star software- hht win can”t work for S140 Classis diagnosis

StarFinder 2010, part of the circuit diagram can’t display
Jdiag J2534 work for Toyota:

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Exactly the same as the mini vci cable with Techstream v10. Things the engineer did on Toyota:

reset steering angle sensor to get rid of annoying 10 degree off centered wheel;

read AHC pressures to correctly crank TBs;

adjusted headlight off and interior light delays;

turn on “unlock all doors” with one push on remote;

Conclusion:

Jdiag J2534 can do what mini vci can do. Although the Techstream version is kind of old, most Toyota and Lexus models can be done with this.

 

Jdiag Elite J2534 work for Mazda:

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Conclusion:

It seems like the ELS27 FORScan scanner, no problem for diagnostics, like read and clear trouble codes… for 99% of Ford & Mazda models after 2000 and around 92% of models after 1996

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This is test procedure on Mazda 6 with FORScan.

 

Test conclusion:

JDiag Elite J2534 is a good multi-diagnostic tool for compatible with many brands cars all over the world, for update free for life time. But if you want do for one model, we also recommend you to buy specified device at obdii365.com that some diagnostic cables will help save a lot

For more models, obd365 engineers will go on tests and reports here. Please wait for this. If you want to know more, refer to the software list below:

JDiag Quick Start Guide.pdf

JDiag Software Quick Start Guide.pdf

 

JDiag Elite J2534 Software List
Area Brand Diagnostic Programming Version Operating system  
USA GM GDS2 TISWeb 2016.02 Windows 7  
Opel  
SAAB  
ISUZU  
SUZUKI  
Ford Forscan Forscan 2.2.11  
Mazda  
   
Europe BMW ISTA/D ISTA/P ISTA-D 3.54.11

 

ISTA-P 3.58.0.5

Windows 8.1  
BMW mini  
BMW Motorcycle  
Rolls-Royce  
VW ODIS ODIS V3.0.1 Windows 7  
Audi  
Skoda  
Seat  
Lamborgini  
Bently  
Bugatti  
Jaguar SDD SDD V142  
Land Rover  
Volvo VIDA VIDA 2014D  
Mercedes-Benz XENTRY / DAS XENTRY / DAS 2015.09  
Smart  
Maybach  
Setra  
Cobus  
Mitsubishi Fuso  
   
Japan HONDA HDS HDS 3.015.033 Windows 7  
Acura  
Toyota Techstream Techstream V10.003  
Lexus  
Scion  
Subru Select Monitor III/ IV Select Monitor III/ IV 2016  
Nissan Nissan J2534 ECU Tool Consult III plus V52.11  
Infinit  
DATSUN
         

http://blog.obdii365.com/2016/04/20/jdiag-elite-j2534-tested-mercedes-toyota-mazda/

Change MB SD Connect C4 S/N with Xprog-M

Here is a customer solution of the easiest way to change the Mercedes Benz SD Connect C4 diagnostic system serial in the 24C02 eeprom with XPROG-M ecu programmer. It can be removed from the board or read with the chip clip. He just put a random number of his own, and there is a very small chance to get a number that is blacklisted.

 

After the serial change, the MB SD C4 multiplexer has to be programmed to delivery condition and then initialized again. After that the new serial becomes valid.

 

Note: we are not responsible for your damage.

 

Here is the operation procedure.

Sorry for the bad screen resolution.

Connect the xprog-m adapters to the MB SD Connect C4 PCB here

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Then write it

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http://www.mbstartool.com/wholesale/mb-sd-connect-c4-with-ssd-plus-dell-d630-laptop-4gb.html

 

MB SD C4 2016.03 Solid drive SSD package released

Mercedes Benz MB Star diagnostic software XENTRY / DAS for MB Star C3 or MB SD connect C4 always get nice reputation in terms of diagnostics and programming functions. But these days, more and more people began to complaint about its terrible running, especially for the running speed. And here, obdii365.com offers the MB SD C4 diagnostic system with software SSD (solid drive) version.which will work like a charm to help you get rid of your disappointment.

 

First, HDD vs SSD

This will help learn that why to run XENTRY /DAS with SSD; that is, the benefit of star software.

Item PP02 PP03
Stands for 2016 Xentry DAS in Hard Disk Drive (HDD) 2016 Xentry DAS in Solid State Drive (SSD)
Speed HDD has higher latency, longer read/write times, and supports fewer IOPs (input output operations per second) compared to SSD. SSD has lower latency, faster read/writes, and supports more IOPs (input output operations per second) compared to HDD.
Heat, Electricity, Noise Hard disk drives use more electricity to rotate the platters, generating heat and noise. Since no such rotation is needed in solid state drives, they use less power and do not generate heat or noise.
Defragmentation The performance of HDD drives worsens due to fragmentation; therefore, they need to be periodically defragmented. SSD drive performance is not impacted by fragmentation. So defragmentation is not necessary.
Components HDD contains moving parts – a motor-driven spindle that holds one or more flat circular disks (called platters) coated with a thin layer of magnetic material. Read-and-write heads are positioned on top of the disks; all this is encased in a metal cas SSD has no moving parts; it is essentially a memory chip. It is interconnected, integrated circuits (ICs) with an interface connector. There are three basic components – controller, cache and capacitor.
Weight HDDs are heavier than SSD drives. SSD drives are lighter than HDD drives because they do not have the rotating disks, spindle and motor.
Dealing with vibration The moving parts of HDDs make them susceptible to crashes and damage due to vibration. SSD drives can withstand vibration up to 2000Hz, which is much more than HDD.

 

Then, Xentry SSD vs. Xentry HDD (Dell D630)

Engineers at obd365 test the two types of SDConnect C4 software on Dell D630 laptop. And here, data talks.

            SSD VS Common HDD in terms of running speed
(we test it on our DELL D630 PC)
  4G SSD 4G HDD 1G SSD 1G HDD
boot time about 1min 30 Secs about 4 min about 3 Min 15 Secs about 5 Min
shutdown time about 20 Secs about 50 Secs about 22 Secs about 2 min
time to use Xentry test
one vehicle module
about 2 min 25 Secs about 3Min 27 Secs about 4 Min 28 Secs about 5 min 7 Secs

 

Our engineer has tested the 2016.3 SD connect c4 SSD on Dell D630 laptop,running fast.

Model: B245

Purpose: do a quick test on all control unit

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http://blog.obdii365.com/2016/03/29/mb-sd-c4-ssd-runs-faster-then-hdd/

2016.03 MB SD C4 DAS Win8 activation via WIFI

Mercedes Benz MB SD Connect Compact C4 2016.03V DAS Xentry Win8 hard drive (HDD) and solid drive (SSD) is available in mbstartool.com.  Here are video guides to MB Star diagnostic DAS Xentry activation and setup on Win8 via WIFI/without WIFI.

 

How to activate and set up Mercedes Benz MB SD Connect C4 2016.03 DAS Xentry EPC on Windows 8 via WIFI wireless connection?

https://youtu.be/hw0hyHbMd3g

How to activate MB SD C4 2016.03 DAS Xentry without WIFI

https://youtu.be/1tulfRL-Wqc

How to install Star diagnostic SDConnect C4 2016.03 HDD on VMware workstation? Please check Video column in web page.

 

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MB Star diagnostic software includes:
1.D-A-S / Xentry 2016.3 : the automatically Diagnosis Assistance System ,Concise interface and straightforward operation with IB M high-quality computer can realize the quick and accurate code reading and the whole car system testing
2.W-I-S net 2015.09: Workshop Information System Supply the whole view of the wiring diagram in a car,component location diagram and maintenance method. What you do is to enter the chassis number, and then you will get the manufacture data, engine configuration and the car model -all in detail.
3.EPC.net 2015.09: Electronic Parts Catalog
4.ST Finder 2008:Part location finder
5. STARUTILITIES : the movement management system and self-test
6, SDMEDIA 2014
7, PL70
 
blog.mbstartool.com

MB Star insert batteries and initialization failed

Mercedes Benz MB SD Connect Compact 4 MB Star diagnostic system “Please insert batteries” and

“Initialization of diagnosis multiplexer failed” solution are provided.

Problem:

One of the Mercedes MB SD Connect C4 user has the problem when using the star C4 diagnostic system.
Error 1: Please insert batteries.

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Error 2: Initialization of diagnosis multiplexer failed
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Possible reason:
He has not got the MB SD C4 connected with Dell D630 laptop to build communication.
Solution:

Check the SD Connect C4 icon on the bottom of the toolbar, power on the SDConnect and connect the diagnostic scanner with computer, if the #21 device displays in “x” status,it indicates the C4 multiplexer is not well connected or well configured,how to tell:

1.Open laptop Local Network Connection->SD C4 WLAN,disconnect then connect to check if network connection has changed. If the network remains unchanged,change another laptop and do the same setting.

2.If network status did not change on any laptops,then change a new LAN cable.If still no changes,you have to send back your SD C4 main unit for repair.

http://blog.obd365.com/2016/03/17/mb-sd-c4-please-insert-batteries-and-initialization-failed/

Activate MB Star 2016.03 DAS Xentry on Win8

Mercedes Benz MB Star diagnostic MB SD Connect C4 2016.03 DAS Xentry comes with 500GB Win7 HDD and Win8 HDD. Here is the instruction on MB Star DAS, Xentry,EPC Windows 8 activation.

 

Software version: V2016.03
Operating system: Win 7 64-bit/Win 8 (No Windows XP!!!)
Multi-languages: Chinese; English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish & Turkish.
MB SD C4 Win8 HDD format optional: Dell D630/External

 

2016.03 MB SD C4 software including:
1.D-A-S / Xentry 2016.03
2.W-I-S net 2015.09
3.EPC.net 2015.09 : Electronic Parts Catalog
4.ST Finder 2008:Part location finder
5. STARKey : manager the startkeys
6, SDMEDIA 2014
7, PL70

 

How to activate 2016.03 MB Star SD C4 DAS/Xentry on Win8?
Send to us this
Hardware ID XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX
LAN-ID XXXXXXXXXXXX
HW-ID XXXXXXXXXXX APPID XXX
XENTRY
Open StartKeyCenter software on desktop
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COPY HW-ID:XXXXXXXXXXXX & APP-ID:XXX r
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Obd365.com engieer will send you back the Startkey. Paste the Startkey and activate Xentry.
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Run Xentry
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Run the software “Get Hardware ID ” , copy the generated hardware ID to our dealer for the license.reg file.
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Run file”license.re
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Open EPC&WIS.net
Login with User : admin password: 12345
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Click “Server” ->“Edit the access authorization ”
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Send us the Lan-ID , We will give you a new startkey. Paste the new startkey
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Run EPC.net
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