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Old 08-26-2008, 06:57 PM
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How do you reboot the MKIV Computer?

I have this intermitent issue where sometime I'll get in the car an drive off and the Nav computer does not boot up. If you go to the "Menu" and select "Navigation" and black screen appear with the words "Please Wait (Or Something), and a back button at the bottom. It normally stays that way for the entire drive cycle mever completely booting up.

I'll need to check what OS version I am running, but I think it is v29 or v30. I know it is not v31 or v32 as I have not updated it for quite some time. Also, the Navigation DVD I am using is a burned copy. But it is quality written with Alchol 120% on a "-R(?) DVD" (Whatever the preferred one is).

So I was wondering if anyone else is suffering from this issues and if they know of a resolution.

is it possible to reboot the nav computer from inside the car while driving? Like, can you press a series of buttons and make the computer reboot like other electronic devices?
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:50 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ZeroG
I have this intermitent issue where sometime I'll get in the car an drive off and the Nav computer does not boot up. If you go to the "Menu" and select "Navigation" and black screen appear with the words "Please Wait (Or Something), and a back button at the bottom. It normally stays that way for the entire drive cycle mever completely booting up.
The nav computer HAS booted. It boots up every time you turn the ignition on, (cold boot: if car had completely shutdown, >1min after closing and locking car last time. Warm boot: if car is turned off and then on again quickly)

> "Please Wait (Or Something),
This means it is trying to read the map disc, and struggling.

The problem is due to one of the following:
1. dirty laser. Clean with a standard commercial wet-type CD laser cleaner

2. Weak laser combined with copied map disc. A copied disc is harder to read than a original new disc. Use an original disc and it will keep goind for a while (a few years, a few months...)

3. Weak laser with a original disc - here the only solution is to replace the nav laser (hard) or entire DVD drive (easy, very DIY)

You cannot reboot when driving. To do so requires the ignition turned off. Please stop the car to do that!
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:34 PM
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The nav computer HAS booted. It boots up every time you turn the ignition on, (cold boot: if car had completely shutdown, >1min after closing and locking car last time. Warm boot: if car is turned off and then on again quickly)

> "Please Wait (Or Something),
This means it is trying to read the map disc, and struggling.

The problem is due to one of the following:
1. dirty laser. Clean with a standard commercial wet-type CD laser cleaner

2. Weak laser combined with copied map disc. A copied disc is harder to read than a original new disc. Use an original disc and it will keep goind for a while (a few years, a few months...)

3. Weak laser with a original disc - here the only solution is to replace the nav laser (hard) or entire DVD drive (easy, very DIY)

You cannot reboot when driving. To do so requires the ignition turned off. Please stop the car to do that!
KiwiJochen,

Thanks for the info. I was kind hoping that there was some way to reboot it at will. I will pick up a laser cleaner this week, and see if that does the job. The car is an '04, and I am sure that it has never been cleaned, so that might be the issue.

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Old 08-29-2008, 08:51 AM
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Hi! You can always try to remove the power cable to the NAV unit...

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