Why 09.2014 Xentry XDOS is best for Part D (C3)

The reason why Xentry Diagnostic Openshell version 09.2014 is the best software for MB STAR C3 is that:

anything after Xentry 09.2014 you have to do too many fixes to get it fully working..

For those with Mb Star C3 mux, YOU HAVE TO KNOW:

11.2012 Xentry: best for OFFLINE PROGRAMMING

09.2014 Xentry: the BEST – the most famous and favorite

12.2015 Xentry: advise to use xentry xp/xdos up to 12/2015

05.2016 Xentry: the LAST version working with PartD aka C3

07.2018 Xentry: the NEWEST version but better work with SDconnect C4 or Xentry Connect C5

If there is any chance it will work with C3, the first thing is to play with toolkit.ini

It will be in c:\program files\Mercedes-Benz\SDconnect Toolkit\bin\toolkit.ini or C:\Program Files (x86)\Mercedes-Benz\SDconnect Toolkit\bin\toolkit.ini

There will be a line that says UseComPorts=

Here add the port number you wish to use.

Note that since 2016-01 part D is replace with part Z (bosch vci). so if you want to use C3, you have to use old driver.

In summary, version 09.2014 is the best for your C3!!

Upload images of C3 and XDOS 09.2014 working perfect…

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source: obd2tool.com

IMPORTANT: XDOS 09.2014 download & how to install

09.2014 XDOS download free:

MEGA Folder with Xentry 9.2014+All Extra Stuff.zip

https://mega.nz/#!sPoV0SYQ!YtDyl8kj56j-Z8Nyd6ra7AkwcXyGJ-iIXSZji8767G8

password: xentry92014@bylallasgr/kalatopas

BIG THANKS to all the folks that provide us all the fixes and solutions for all the errors!!! Without them this guide wouldn’t be possible! It’s not necessary to add all the name here. They know who they are!

– Congrats guys and thanks a lot –

Software requirements:

1) Windows XP Service Pack 3

2) Partition manager

3) Virtual drive program

4) Winrar

5) Adobe Acrobat Reader 10

6) Drivers for your laptop

7) Xentry 2xDVDs (modified)

8) SDMedia 1 2014

9) Fixes (bin fix / blacklists/ pic. fix)

10) Key generators

11) Framework 2.0 and 3.5 sp1

12) Active Iso maker

This installation Guide has be done for a 160GB HDD. Information for 120GB are providing.

Installation guide:

Phase 1: (XP fresh installation)

1.  insert bootable XP SP3 CD
2.  enter bios setting and make boot from CD first choice
3.  install win XP with following considerations in order:

*   Delete your partitions if already your HDD is partitioned…
*   create partition in unpartitioned space C : 30GB
*   install win in C: partition after formatting drive in NTFS “”not quick””
*   create two accounts : the first is STAR , the second OWNER ? login to both accounts
*   restart your system
*   login to STAR
*   Install partition manager (Partition Manager -[epm].exe)
*   Create partition as follows (160GB HDD is recommended) :

[Already Exist]-C: 30GB (STAR)

D: 30 GB (RECOVER)

E: 50 GB (WIS)

F: 50 GB (DAS)

Note: letters are extremely important. NTFS is mandatory…use Default allocation size

*   Restart is required to apply partitions by partition manager program…
*   Login to STAR…Open My computer.
*   Install all the drivers of your machine
*   Go to control panel>system>hardware>Device manager to confirm that no device hasn’t installed. If u find a device not known install its’ driver.
*   Restart system as required by some drivers.
*   After that install: Adobe reader [Adobe_Reader_10_0_1.exe]

Virtual clone program [SetupVirtualCloneDrive5450.exe]

Winrar [wrar400.exe]

.NET Framework 2.0 for Windows XP.exe

.NET Framework 3.5 Service pack 1 (Full Package) .exe

NOTE: If you have 120GB HHD then create the following partitions:

C : 30 GB

D: 10 GB

E: 45 GB

F: 35 GB

Phase 2: (Preparation for Xentry installation)

1   Go to Newguide2j folder
2   click WFP switch (stands for Windows File Protection)
3   restart your system as required to apply settings
4   Logging to Star account.
5   Go to Newguide2j folder
6   Click “prepare.bat” batch (follow commands..10 steps will be executed).system will be restarted
7   Login to Star. You will find Star Utilities in your desktop

Phase 3: (DVD1 Xentry installation)

1   Set time to 05/09/2014 (5th of September 2015)
2   Set power option to Never (Always on)
3   Go to STARTUTILITIES in desktop. Double click to start “star key center”
4   Insert keys for Xentry and WIS and Das with the following considerations:

*   Use keygens provided in sources.
*   BE aware to tick expiry date for the keys and set it forward eg. 01/01/2020
*   keys need information as Hardware id and App id and LAN id….Copy them correctly form the startkey to generate the right key
*   click save
*   if it is correct and saved u will notify that validity appeared after clicking save

Possibly errors: If you get an error for Xentry Diagnosis for saving the key

Example: “LicCheckLicence Xentry Diagnostics

4-Startkey can not be decoded or scheme is not recognized, or appid unknown!”

Solution: Then go to “C:\WINDOWS\ZAK\Starutils” delete the existing “CommonLic.dll” and copy the one from folder “Fixes\FOR-XENTRY-KEY-ERROR\CommonLic_2011-06-19-[For Xentry Key Error Saving]” and paste it in the above folder. After that restart Star Utilities and generate a new key and now the key will be saved without problems. Now Mount DVD1

1   explore mounted dvd1/ STARDIAG
2   click setup.exe
3   Setup will start
4   Choose Language. If you choose different language from you windows language then PC will restart. After that re-launch DVD1 to virtual drive and run again setup.exe
5   Wait and follow instructions ordinary
6   Setup will pop up that no startkey click yes…setup will launch Start Key Center now with new appearance
7   Insert new key using Xentry key generator (Xentry Developer (1).exe) with Appid 253 and NEW hardware id…Save key…

Possibly errors: “star key center (SC0003E)”

Solution: From folder “Fixes\FOR-XENTRY-KEY-ERROR\StartKey Centr” run “StartKey Centr.exe” and now re-ender new generated key from keygen.

8   Exit start key center
9   Setup will continue….

NOTES: ? Setup will need to restart. This is ordinary. After restart launch setup again as previous if not launched automatically

*   Plug computer to power source. If u don’t the setup will be terminated!
*   New login will appear … wait…don’t switch of lap.

10  DVD1 complete successfully and setup will require DVD2 after restart

Phase 4: (DVD2 Xentry installation)

After restart, run from Desktop “Star Utilities” and when it opens, press “Star Key Center” button to check if it’s ok.

Possible Error: “Launch4j This application was configured to use a bundled Java Runtime Environment but the runtime is missing or corrupted”

Solution: From folder “SKC_SETUP” run “SETUP.EXE” and choose to repair the installation. Now Star Key Center should run without problems.

*   mount DVD2
*   Explore DVD2 >STARDIAG
*   Click setup.exe
*   Setup will start
*   Wait?
*   Setup will complete and require YOU to click finish to restart…DON’T CLICK FINISH!!
*   Go to Newguide2j
*   Click after installation.bat patch and wait to be finished
*   Return to Xentry setup and now click Finish. System will restart and hot fixes installation begins.

Now you have XENTRY

Phase 5: (fixes and configurations phase)

*   Navigate to: Control panel > System > Hardware > Device manager > Ports (COM & LPT). Right click on that COM port you have left enabled and select Properties. Go to Port Settings tab and set these values:

Bits per second: 115200

Data bits: 8

Parity: None

Stop bits: 1

Flow Control: None

Then click on Advanced… button and make sure Use FIFO buffers are checked and COM Port Number is set to COM2.

Press OK and close Device manager.

THIS for Part D

*   Apply pic. Fix [Xentry Pics Fix (9.2014).exe]
*   Apply bin fixes [ALL BIN_T_D_D2 09.2014] for your version of MUX.
*   Apply blacklist [Xentry_Blacklist_Fixed_Solutions_2013-2014.exe].
*   From DAS AddONs 9.2014 run mb_add_installer_v1.exe and press install (wait to finish)

Phase 6: SDMedia installation

*   Mount “SDMedia 1-2.2014 FULL.iso” to virtual DVD drive
*   Run “setup.exe” from the main folder and wait the installation to complete
*   ENJOY!!

This guide is provided by lallasgr/kalatopas after a lot of reading and searching in forums

I hope that you will be able to install Xentry 09.2014 without problems

– Good luck to everybody –

SD Connect C4 change Mercedes time and date in cluster

Here is the instruction on how to change MB time/date with 2018.05 SD Connect C4 DAS/Xentry software.

Equipment:

I have bought Star Diagnose multiplexer with DAS/Xentry software on www.obd2tool.com

I think it’s cheaper than other places.

Follow the steps:
1. Install and activate the software. Software is pre-installed and activated if you get the MB SD Connect C4 multiplexer and Dell D630 laptopbundle package.
2. Connect MB SD C4 system with vehicle via OBD port
3. Run DAS software
4. Come to the main Control units group menu->F3
5. Select Information and communication option->F3
6. Select IC Instrument Cluster->F3
7. Select Diagnosis to plant specifications->F3

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8.Select Control unit adaptations->F3

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9.Select Control unit adaptations (Variant coding)->F3

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10.Select Variantkodierung ->F3

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11.Select Datumsanzeige Grundbildebene and turn date on “ein”

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12.Select Menu 24 option and activate key dependency to “aktivieren” to active the status.
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13.Reboot the cluster. The whole procedure is complete.

Just follow the steps above,you will have a wonderful experience with MB SD Connect Compact 4.

SD Connect C4 DCDI_eErrorCode=204 (204)

To solve MB SD Connect C4 Error Code 204, just put fresh 6 battery and do a csd firmware update. This is a common problem with cheap SD C4.

In detail…

The error message: DCDI_eErrorCode=204 (204)

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Solved … was the 6 x AA battery into the SD connect

This is the how-to’s of…

Please prepare the following tools:

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①— SD connect C4 multiplexer which need to input the batteries.

②— 6 units Ni-MH Rechargeable batteries, Size: AA, Voltage: 1.2V, Capacity: above 1700mA.

③— 1 unit 108M WIFI Card.

④— Plum screwdriver, Specification: T-20

Take out the rubber:

2.1 Use the T20 Plum screwdriver to take out the screws as below.

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2.2 Take out the rubber as below.

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①— Batteries Space.

②— WIFI Card Space.

③— SD Card Space.

Insert the Rechargeable batteries.

3.1 Use the T20 Plum screwdriver to take out the screws of Batteries Space fixation as below.

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3.2 Take out the fixation of Batteries Space. Pay attention to the Battery polarity marked in the Batteries Space.

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3.3 Insert the batteries. Note the Battery polarity.
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3.4 Button on the Fixation of Batteries Space after inputting the Rechargeable batteries.
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3.5 Use the T20 Plum screwdriver to fix the screws of Batteries Space fixation as below. Inserting the batteries is finished.

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Installing WIFI Card.

4.1 Inserting the WIFI Card into the WIFI Card Space. Please make the correct direction.

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4.2 Push it to make it totally connected.

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4.3 Cover the rubber and fix the screws to finish all the work.

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Note 1:

Go to the info section within DAS Xentry— search SDconnect and you will find what all the SDconnect symbols defined!!

Note 2:

pls check these picture,  you can choose self-diagnosis your Mercedes Star Diagnostic SD connect c4

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DTS-Monaco and Vediamo, which better

DTS-monaco and Vediamo are added to MB Star C4 software since 12-2017.
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but what is DTS-monaco and what is Vediamo? And what\s the difference?

Look here:

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What is DTS-monaco:

DTS Monaco is universal Engineering Tester for Diagnostic and Control Functions of Vehicle

ECUs. The name Monaco is derived from Modular Analyzer for Vehicle Communication.

DTS Monaco comprehensively covers all tasks in the areas of engineering, testing and

preparation of manufacturing tests:

*   diagnostics
*   analysis
*   OBD
*   flash programming
*   measuring
*   parameterizing
*   residual bus simulation
*   OTX

MB SD C4 DTS Monaco is based on standards such as ODX, OTX and UDS

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What is Vediamo:

Vediamo Software is used by the plant engineers to develop diagnosis and engineering software, which is now used by Xentry and DAS, is based on the Mercedes Benz super engineering version developed and delivered to the general customer service dealers’ use.

The use of MB super engineering version has no limitation in diagnosis / modification / programming function are open which cannot be through the VEDOC (the original application code changes with flow) can be free to increase or decrease the SA code, modify the objective, for example: the increase of vehicles equipped with SA500 electric folding mirrors, commonly known as the Xentry and DAS development mode: open data project version in 2010 after the release, increase the number of functional limitations. So we will meet the vehicle version is too new to be into the control unit in use, or are unable to do any special modifications to the control unit.

For example: W204/2122012 instrument to modify the area family configuration, or open other resource advantage function. Diagnosis / Mercedes super engineering version of the code with code / modification / programming database using the Xentry database, so the Mercedes Benz super engineering version is determined with the Xentry version, as long as the database is new and can be used in new models.

What’s the difference of DTS-monaco and Vediamo:

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Vediamo M Mode Variant Coding W212 7G

Some important tips of Mercedes Benz W212 7G M Mode Variant Coding using Vediamo.

Purpose:

W212 7G M Mode Variant Coding

You need:

Vediamo running with Sd connect C4

SCN coding database

Variant code:

Y2KY

BetaMar

I want to have M-mode in W212 E500 4matic 2010 model 212.090 SA801 – YOM 10/1, at the moment my variant code is Y2KX, does anyone help me to know the right code for M-mode ?

StarRacer

That’s interesting. I’ve got nearly the same car (W212 from 2009) and I’m also looking for the manual mode. My variant code is Y2KY.

Someone recommended to try three codings before and after the current one but I’m a bit hesitant with this.
The coding contains several properties of the car including 4Matic or RWD. In contrast to the RWD ones, the MB Star have a torque limitation to protect the gearbox etc. when starting with full throttle. Therefore, a genuine 4Matic variant code would be preferable.

I think in the 7G coding collection there was no W212 E500 with M-mode. The next “match” could be an S500 4Matic (221.086). From the thread mentioned its variant code is YE25. Not sure if this one has M-mode, though.

BetaMar

I want to confirm that in 212.090 with MY2010 SA801 M-mode work very well

with Y2KZ ?? Imidietly after coding there was error showed in KI display “presafe function is unavaiable” but after ignition off/on everything works!

For 212.090 MY2009 SA800 correct coding is Y2AR

StarRacer

SUCCESS! Now with working M-mode! Y2KZ also works for me. Same error as above after first start which went away with the 2nd start.

Test drive was successful. One drawback, however: The gear switching times in M are not better than in C or S. Some years ago, I read from an S211 (E500 M273 with 7g) which was given M-mode and the owner claimed significantly faster gear switching. He did it the official way: Changing VeDoc and MB Star C4 online SCN coding. Maybe there’s more to it than just the VGS variant coding.

Good luck
Related posts:

How to use Xentry DAS on AVDI passthru

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What is the AVDI recognized by Xentry?

Xentry Passthru is different from from regular Xentry openshell. Xentry passthru does not use SDconnect toolkit. When you launch the program it will give you a dropdown where you can choose which J2534 device (can be found at http://www.obd2tool.com/) you want to use.

How to use Xentry Passthru?

If you got the Xentry Passthru installed, there is a tool which will do the dirty work for you.

Normally it is not linked or doesnt have desktop shortcut but resides (at least in my installation)
under

C:\Program Files (x86)\Mercedes-Benz\xentry\bin\SelectPTDevice

IF you have installed your passthru (would that be AVDI or anything else) with correct drivers, registry entries etc it will just present you with list of options and you select your VCI from dropdown list.

Heard good things about fvdi abrites commander J2534 compatibility (real thing, don’t know about clones) so it shouldn’t be a big deal. Recently i have tried to use BOSCH KTS560 as passthru and it works perfectly okay.

For curiosity, i did also test the 20-euro MiniVCI that gets normally bundled with Toyota techstream packages. to my surprise it also works albeit slow and sometimes freezes the application. This one can be actually made to work even with old DAS like 2009, 2012….it’s just matter of proper settings in cal.ini and slave.ini

For DAS/Xentry users:

Old thread – but do not run the SetPassThruDAS.exe, as it was written for DAS/Xentry for Windows XP, and not Openshell or star diagnose Xentry Passthru. All you need to do is install a fresh OS (Windows 7 Enterprise x86 or x64 SP1) ideally on a physical laptop, connect the AVDI device to the USB port and run the SetupInterface_yourserialnumber_PASSTHRU_xxxxxxx.exe and Next through the setup process. If you have a current version of the Passthru software, you will see a grayed out option for installing drivers for DAS that you cannot select, but do not be concerned about that. It will detect the AVDI, and install the appropriate J2534 dll files in the Windows\System32 directory. Then continue installing your Passthru software provided on the Blu-ray from Daimler. It will take a while to install, and once it verifies your hardware ID and installs your StartKey, launch Xentry Passthru from the icon it creates, and it will prompt you first thing as to what interface you want to use. You will see Abritus72 AVDI PT (your serial number here) in the drop down box. Select that device, and that is all their is to it. Xentry should automatically communicate with the vehicle.

2018. 03 MB SD Connect C4 C5 Xentry Start Key Activation

Here is the steps to teach you how to activate XENTRY:

Step 1: Double Check the icon name “starkey Center ” which on the computer desktop.
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Record the computer’s Hardware ID
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Step2: Double Check the folder”TOOLS” which on the computer desktop.
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Run xentry developer V1.10

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Step3:
As shown below: Enter the computer’s Hardware ID, Stat Date, Expiration Date. Calculate the license string.
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Step4:Copy licenseto Start keys and save

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Step5: Run xentry, as follows
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We can carry out some C4 C5 SD repairs.
Remote installations available (if you supply the correct HDD size and install the correct Windows OS).
Teamviewer remote support available.

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SDconnect C4 connection problem- Das fault (1.1) -1.501.9878

SD Connect C4 fails to connect and comes up with the error message:

Das fault (1.1) -1.501.9878

The mux is connecting, with diagnosis computer both by lan cable or wifi ( passed and respond to all self tests), no lcd problems or blocked (!) . The fault comes when das try to initialize the mux green led blinks about 10 sec,and this fault comes no matter is from das standalone or launched from xentry.

Software & install:

xentry 12.2015 , das bin, blacklist fixed etc on a dell d630 appid 253 and ……

Solutions:

You must change IP address in windows.172.29.127.119:

Go into “Control Panel”, “Network Connection”, “Local Network Connection”> right click > properties > choose this one with TCP/IP, select this, chose properties, choose manually ip, and put this ip “172.29.127.119”, mask 255.255.0.0 (as you will get when type ip), rest of field, leave blank.

if it does not work

Try one more time make update of these 2 package.

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2017.12 MB SD Connect C4 C5 Xentry Start Key Activation

2017.12 MB SD Connect C4 C5 Xentry Start Key Activation

Here is the steps to teach you how to activate 2017.12 XENTRY:

Step 1: Double Check the icon name ” ConfigAssist” which on the computer desktop.

Step2: Select ” SDconnect”
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Step3: Select ” Configure”.
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Step 4: Select the icon as picture.
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Step5:
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Step 6 and 7 :
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Step 8 , 9 and 10.

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Step 11: Successful to Activation MB SD Connect C4 C5 MB Star Diagnostic Tools
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(Solved)SD connect interface is Saying “please put in batteries”

Problem:

Hello MB star
I just recieved My tablet and it looks and work Very good .
But The sd connect interface is Saying “please put in batteries”
What type of batteries is it ?

Solution:

This problem same to :

MB Star C4 mux display: Favor inserir baterias(Please insert batteries)

Here you go :

1.Please prepare the following tools:

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①— SDconnect multiplexer which need to input the batteries。

②— 6 units Ni-MH Rechargeable batteries,Size:AA, Voltage:1.2V, Capacity:above 1700mA。

③— 1 unit 108M WIFI Card。

④— Plum screwdriver,Specification:T-20

2.Take out the rubber:

2.1 Use the T20 Plum screwdriver to take out the screws as below.
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2.2 Take out the rubber as below.
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①— Batteries Space.

②— WIFI Card Space.

③— SD Card Space.

3.Insert the Rechargeable batteries.

3.1 Use the T20 Plum screwdriver to take out the screws of Batteries Space fixation as below.
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3.2 Take out the fixation of Batteries Space. Pay attention to the Battery polarity marked in the Batteries Space.
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3.3 Insert the batteries. Note the Battery polarity.
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3.4 Button on the Fixation of Batteries Space after inputting the Rechargeable batteries.
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3.5 Use the T20 Plum screwdriver to fix the screws of Batteries Space fixation as below. Inserting the batteries is finished.

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4.Installing WIFI Card.

4.1 Inserting the WIFI Card into the WIFI Card Space. Please make the correct direction.
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4.2 Push it to make it totally connected.
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4.3 Cover the rubber and fix the screws to finish all the work.

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Note 1:

Go to the info section within DAS Xentry— search SDconnect and you will find what all the SDconnect symbols defined!!
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Note 2:

pls check these picture, you can choose self-diagnosis your MB STAR ScannerSD connect c4

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