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Old 02-14-2009, 02:13 PM
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MkIII blank screen after dead battery change

I know this has been covered, and I have read countless threads on Nav losing OS because of changing the battery. I also know that since I have a MKIII nav, that any version beyond v23 is all identical as far as use in my MKIII. But I have been unsuccessful in getting the nav to boot off of any of my created CDs. I think it could be the initial cheap CDs I used, so I bought some Sony ones, maybe I'll buy some Memorex ones today. But 1 thing I noticed is that I have seen 3 different file types that get written to the CD, depending on where I down loaded the os software from. 1st download (v27) has as its main file "bmw v27.mdf", 2nd download (v23) was a cloned CD image and its main file is "BMW_v23_update_darci.ccd", and the 3rd download (v31) has its main file as "v31_OEM.bin". I have always used winrar to extract the files and alcohol120 to burn them on to various CDs.

I have followed the steps of putting key in position #1, I wait 5 minutes (since my screen is blank I can't see when the nav has booted) and then I insert the burned CD into the nav unit in trunk. I never have seen anything come up on my screen other than some white junk flashes that come up regardless if I have a CD inserted in the unit, only LED that comes on on the nav unit is the eject LED, never the "power" LED.

I am desperately trying to NOT buy a new nav unit, also my radio only stays on for 2min40sec then cuts out, which I was told MIGHT be that the bmw iBus senses a problem with a device on the bus and therefore shuts the bus traffic down, hence the radio cuts out.

I bet all this sounds familiar. My last download, was extracted but when I went to burn it using alcohol120, it wouldn't burn, so I will try to download another version and burn it to a new CD. Any pointers, like where is the BEST download version to get the OS from. Second, how do I know the difference between Mode 2 and Mode 1 and what is the harm if by chance one of the OS CDs I burned and tried was a Mode 1 and I am in US.

Thats enough questions for now.
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:36 PM
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I know this has been covered, and I have read countless threads on Nav losing OS because of changing the battery. I also know that since I have a MKIII nav, that any version beyond v23 is all identical as far as use in my MKIII. But I have been unsuccessful in getting the nav to boot off of any of my created CDs. I think it could be the initial cheap CDs I used, so I bought some Sony ones, maybe I'll buy some Memorex ones today. But 1 thing I noticed is that I have seen 3 different file types that get written to the CD, depending on where I down loaded the os software from. 1st download (v27) has as its main file "bmw v27.mdf", 2nd download (v23) was a cloned CD image and its main file is "BMW_v23_update_darci.ccd", and the 3rd download (v31) has its main file as "v31_OEM.bin". I have always used winrar to extract the files and alcohol120 to burn them on to various CDs.

I have followed the steps of putting key in position #1, I wait 5 minutes (since my screen is blank I can't see when the nav has booted) and then I insert the burned CD into the nav unit in trunk. I never have seen anything come up on my screen other than some white junk flashes that come up regardless if I have a CD inserted in the unit, only LED that comes on on the nav unit is the eject LED, never the "power" LED.

I am desperately trying to NOT buy a new nav unit, also my radio only stays on for 2min40sec then cuts out, which I was told MIGHT be that the bmw iBus senses a problem with a device on the bus and therefore shuts the bus traffic down, hence the radio cuts out.

I bet all this sounds familiar. My last download, was extracted but when I went to burn it using alcohol120, it wouldn't burn, so I will try to download another version and burn it to a new CD. Any pointers, like where is the BEST download version to get the OS from. Second, how do I know the difference between Mode 2 and Mode 1 and what is the harm if by chance one of the OS CDs I burned and tried was a Mode 1 and I am in US.

Thats enough questions for now.
Try this ONE and use ImgBurn to burn (You have to see mode2/form1 when burning)

Software was forced to SW 3-1/64 (don't need downgrade)
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Old 02-14-2009, 03:02 PM
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I know this has been covered, and I have read countless threads on Nav losing OS because of changing the battery. I also know that since I have a MKIII nav, that any version beyond v23 is all identical as far as use in my MKIII. But I have been unsuccessful in getting the nav to boot off of any of my created CDs. I think it could be the initial cheap CDs I used, so I bought some Sony ones, maybe I'll buy some Memorex ones today. But 1 thing I noticed is that I have seen 3 different file types that get written to the CD, depending on where I down loaded the os software from.
You're burning wrong

The BIN, IMG and ISO files etc are not files that you burn to the CD.

These files are Cd images.
You need to create a CD from the image using an image writer, such as www.imgburn.com

Do NOT just copy the files directly to the CD. That won't work.
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Old 02-16-2009, 02:02 PM
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Ok I used the linky for the nav os provided by Angelynch above and the imgburn sw suggested by KiwiJochen as well. I like the interface for the imgburn better than the alcohol120.

I believe a properly created a nav os CD using the winrar to extract and imgburn to burn the CD (I used the 2X speed in this case).

I put my key in position 1, walked away for about 5 minutes (display monitor is OFF, as I had it turned off before I took the key out the last time I had the vehicle on), so in addition to the blank screen in general, I also have the display off. After waiting 5 minutes, I assumed the nav is booted up to whatever state a nav system can that has a wiped OS, and then I put the newly created BMW NAV OS CD into the MkIII ( I did NOT have a map CD in throughout any of these initial 5 minutes), and I walked away. I can hear the nav unit trying to read, but it sounds like it is in bursts of 3 or 4 attempts, then the unit goes quiet for a minute or so, then I hear 3 or 4 "reading bursts" again come from the nav unit, and this continues on for as long as I decide to just stand there and observe. Nothing ever comes up on the display (but again display is off) and hours later (started this over night) I eject the CD (never ejected on its own) and still nothing on the display and radio still cuts out around 2 minutes 40 seconds after ignition is turned back on next time. So I am not sure if the "reading bursts" are normal or if the CD is still not correct or if I am doing something slightly wrong in the procedure.

Also before I did anything, I ejected the nav unit from the housing and unpluged the antenna and the 2 connectors on the back of unit. I did this with the battery completely connected, not sure if ejected the unit or disconnecting it with power still applied matters, but I believe i read somewhere, where it was suggested to disconnect the nav unit for a couple of minutes (although I did it for an entire weedend as I was out of town), before you start the uploading of new OS process.

Any suggestions... my apologies for the long email, but I want to give all the details as maybe one of them matter. Thanks for all the help / suggestions so far.
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:59 PM
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Sounds like nav has died.
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:19 AM
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I was hoping you would say, try a different a brand of CDs.
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:24 AM
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Disconnection fro a couple of minutes could not help...... Try to disconnect for 15-20 minutes

But this is not good that navi returnes disk
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