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Old 09-29-2006, 03:54 AM
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Firmware CD ejects

Hi All, I have been trying to update my Nav. I have followed the instructions from the forum but it's a no go....

My problem is the CD which has the V27 updates just ejects over and over.

What am I doing wrong?
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Old 09-30-2006, 11:23 PM
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Hi All, I have been trying to update my Nav. I have followed the instructions from the forum but it's a no go....

My problem is the CD which has the V27 updates just ejects over and over.

What am I doing wrong?
It may not be you - it could either be the media you used to burn the V27 disc, or that it was not burned at a slow speed (preferably 1x). Is this for a MKIII or a MKIV? MKIIIs are especially sensitive to burn speed & media.
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:25 AM
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I had similar issues with the V28 update I did today, I just downloaded the ISO version and burnt with Nero. It worked on the first try.
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:39 AM
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It may not be you - it could either be the media you used to burn the V27 disc, or that it was not burned at a slow speed (preferably 1x). Is this for a MKIII or a MKIV? MKIIIs are especially sensitive to burn speed & media.
As the man said..... Use Alcohol 120% to burn the MDF & MDS files at the slowest speed possible (8x in my case). It will eventually work. Use top quality CD-R's such as Sony or Maxell. Of course, you may possibly have a corrupted downloaded file, so I'd suggest you re-download then re-try. I make my living selling these disks....
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:58 AM
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I would also suggest to anybody who has V27 or V27.1 installed that they forget about the V28 update. There are a couple of fixes on it which supposedly cure hardware problems such as SatNav flaps that don't open, etc. Unless you have such a problem, the risk of killing your SatNav & a £1200.00+ replacement cost is quite simply not worth mucking around on your PC trying to burn a good V28 CD.... Take it from me. V28 has no SatNav software mapping improvements over V27/27.1!!! - Don't play unless you've got loads of money to pay BMW to fix a dead computer.
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Old 10-02-2006, 07:15 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I have a MkIV Nav. Slowest speed is 8x tried Nero 6.6, Alcohol 120, Image burn the CD-R's I used were high quality.
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:13 AM
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Worked finally.... Seems the burner in my home PC was the problem.

At work I have a Dell PC which burnt the image using Alcohol 120% no problems.

At home I have a HP writer 400c which won't use Alcohol 120% to burn the image, hence I made a few coasters!! Good thing too... I need them the put my beer on.

I think the lesson learnt is, if you can browse the contents of the CD after you have imaged it then it is OK. In my case after it burnt the image(home PC) the CD appeared to be empty but, clearly you could see it had been written to.

The update worked a treat.
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:33 AM
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Worked finally.... Seems the burner in my home PC was the problem.

At work I have a Dell PC which burnt the image using Alcohol 120% no problems.

At home I have a HP writer 400c which won't use Alcohol 120% to burn the image, hence I made a few coasters!! Good thing too... I need them the put my beer on.

I think the lesson learnt is, if you can browse the contents of the CD after you have imaged it then it is OK. In my case after it burnt the image(home PC) the CD appeared to be empty but, clearly you could see it had been written to.

The update worked a treat.
Well done Wally! Just keep hold of your previous OS CD (if you have one) for a while yet until you are happy that your Satnav is OK & reliable. Should you have any problems you can easily revert to your previous software then re-upgrade to V28. When you graduate to copying a DVD Map ISO image, use Nero 7 at the slowest possible speed on DVD+R.
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