MB Star C3 092015 Xentry cannot work on W204

Mb Star C3 Star diagnostic system failed to work on Mercedes W204? Here is the customer solution. You are at your risk!

Problem:

I have DELL D630 with Xentry 09/2015 and MB Star C3 multiplexer. I have connected many cars (W202, W203, W210, W211, W245, etc) and there is no problem with connection – everything is working like a charm. Some days ago, I have bought W204 C280 from 2007. After I choose model, engine and transmission, and I go to diagnostic I see this:

“The diagnosis application is being started…”

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and few seconds later this:

“Initialization of the multiplexer has failed”

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My Mux is not compatible with W204? I searched few hours without success.

Customer solution:
W204 and X204 is the last Mercedes models which working without some special modifications.
You can try:

First try in toolkit.ini delete line skipcomports=all and set line usecomport=2 then you will see in SDconnect toolkit PartD on display after mux connection.

First save your original file for sure.

Try look into C:\Userdata\Config\Xentry\driver – slave.ini and set there com port which you have used for PartD.

Report:

There was no change because I didn’t restarted system. After restart work perfect.

Your solution work perfectly! Probem solved. Everything is working like a charm.

Obd2tool.com solution:

If you need to deal with newer Mercedes models, better go for MB SD Connect Compact 4 or Mercedes BENZ C5 diagnostic system.

Why MB Star C3 Xentry cannot work on W205 recent Mercedes

User puzzles:

I have installed Xentry 9.2014 in Benz star c3 multiplexer. It works well so far. Now, I need to make diagnosis on mercedes w205 year 12/2014 but It can not communicate with the car. C3 don’t work in all recent cars in xentry but in DAS is ok.

Experienced users’ suggestion:

C3 has many limitation regarding latest vehicles in Xentry.
It can’t diagnose it e.g w205, w212, w222, w906, smart 453 etc.

its glory is already passed unless you deal only with vehicles in DAS.
you have to change to MB SD Connect C4.
C4’s support also officially has been stop since 12-2015.

It is no different even you change folder.
it is different protocol with recent vehicles.

For your w205 (nice car) you can use one of this :
1.sd connect c4
2.MB SD Connect Compact 5

Both good at all new Mercedes Benz models,W222, W221, W212, W203, 211,W 204,W207, W212, GL166, B 246, CLS 218, SLK172 and Smart405, 451, 452, 454

Besides the MB Star diagnosis software c3 and c4 own, sdconnect c4/c5 added three more software: SD Media, Xentry and Smart TAN Code.
SD Media: Video and PDF lessons;
Xentry: New software released by Benz Company after 04/2009 by diagnosis new cars. Xentry software for diagnosing W 204,W207 and W212 which C3 and C4 does not support;
Smart TAN Code: Opened special function in DAS program with Smart cars 405/ 451/452/ 454.Besides, it also opened more special functions, such as engineer mode, remove limitations,etc, which Star C3 and Star C4 do not have.

I have successfully communicated wit my w205 AMG using a MB Star diagnosis SD Connect C4 connect all controllers accessed

Why should you buy SD connect C5/C4 with laptop

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Here list reasons why you should buy a Mercedes diagnostic tool with a laptop together:SD connect Mercedes C5

—With the Dell D630’s dedicated serial port, there was no issue for me…. it was plug and play… I just loaded the HDD from the Seller into my Dell and all I needed to do was activate WIS/EPC and XENTRY/DAS with “activation keys”… I only use the Dell for mb star sd c4 purposes…

—Bought an older Dell D630 laptop with a serial port and plan on buying MB SD Star C4 directly installed in a Dell D630 hard drive. No Virtual Machine issues.

Mercedes Star C3 Diagnostic Tools / C4 actually specifies the computer or tablet used in the SDS environment… The T30 is rather slow but will get the job done.

—If your ever in the market for a faster SDS laptop, the Dell 630 with at least 2Ghz and the speed improvement especially when using Xentry is like night and day.

—the HDD that is pre-loaded with the software for sd connect c4 by the Seller, is inserted into the DELL D630… The DELL D630 is the fastest laptop with the RS232 feature.

—Need to connect directly into a RS232 port without using an interface – this is why I went for the complete system with laptop.

—The software Xentry/ DAS is a bit slow on an old IBM so that it is worth paying a bit extra and getting a Dell D630.

—There is a very specific set of COM ports you must use for it to work. For example you need DAS to be looking at COMx within the VM session, then VMware needs to redirect that to COMx which is a ‘physical’ serial port on your machine.

—It’s probably because it has a real com port. Most laptops these days have just a USB port and things don’t always work right if you’re using a USB to RS-232 converter. You wouldn’t want to brick a component during an update if you’re using USB. The other option would be to get a C4 system, but then they cost more. I think there are a couple other systems out there like IBM that also have real com ports.

—The PART D mux(Benz star c3) is a serial ported mux—that’s the reason for the Dell and IBM older laptops.

—The PART W mux(SD connect C4) is and Ethernet/wifi connected system and that is the reason for use on other laptops—the issue is the operating system currently DAS Xentry only runs on XP.

—Plug and play!! It is more convenient for users because the software for C3/SD C4 diagnostic tool will be pre-installed before delivery.

Mb Star C3 Pro Description and Functions

Mb Star C3 Pro Description:
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Mb Star C3 Pro Functions:
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Customers’ feedback about mb star c3

MB Star C3 Diagnostic Tool For 12V BENZ Cars,its newest status now is 2015.07,and you can also use the 2015.09 hard disk software.Support 12V Benz car models after Year 2000. obd2tool.com shares one customers’ feedback about mb star c3.

I tried to connect to E500 today. The computer says there is a fault in the cable ie Not connecting to the cars CPU. The LED light is on the Diplexer so it is getting power from the car but DAS will not find the car. The connection status says offline – red bar on connection status. I assume this is correct. Do I have to select direct cable assess to the car in the setting? i have it working now . Com port was incorrectly setup to com1 should be com2.

hi, brothers, I have bought one the mb star c3 from obd2tool several months ago, and now it works perfect for my 2001, 1998, and 2006 cars including reading out and erasing trouble code, reading the real-time data of sensor and actuator; coding and programming. You can have a try.

Do not worry about that the “china” clones are much cheaper and the quality of products are not as well as the original. Some of my friend from the Mercedes Benz club all purchased best quality C3 from the same shop. We did not find any problem with C3. We think it to be a wonderful replica. My friends and i also spent a ton of time researching for the best source to get a good replica and found few distributors on the forums. After discussion, we decided to buy C3 Star from mb star shop for it is more professional for Mercedes Benz, compared with other comprehensive websites. mbstarshop is specialized for benz vehcles. Go to have a look and you will trust me.
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