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Old 06-19-2009, 05:31 PM
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New nav laser - WOW!!!!

Well, got tired of my MK4 nav system going to sleep with 'please wait a moment' or even 'cannot navigate to this destination' even though it was still speaking to me.

I have read KiwiJochen extolling the virtues of a new laser so i took the plunge & replaced mine (£10) & WOW, the difference in speed is amazing & no more errors. Didn't realise just how much it must have been struggling.

Did recall reading somewhere about the colour of the plastic surround (original was black & new was white) but couldn't remember the significance. Something to do with CD & DVD?

Anyone any ideas about this?
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:53 PM
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Where did you read that?
I'm interested to do that was it hard to do and where did you bought the new laser?
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Old 06-20-2009, 10:20 AM
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Information on were to buy the laser would be nice Think the white plastic ones only read DVD's and the black ones read DVD's and CD's
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Old 06-20-2009, 04:56 PM
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Where did you read that?
I'm interested to do that was it hard to do and where did you bought the new laser?

Great write up from Didi here,

http://www.xoutpost.com/electronics/...-nav-unit.html

The whole job took one hour & was quite easy if you're handy with a soldering iron. The instructions from Didi are spot on.

I searched around for a supplier in the UK but couldn't find one that actually had a laser in stock so I bought from the US Liberty Electronics store.

eBay UK Shop - Liberty Electronics: Electronic Components, Cable, Led

Take note about the cover colour though!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-20-2009, 05:01 PM
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Information on were to buy the laser would be nice Think the white plastic ones only read DVD's and the black ones read DVD's and CD's
My experience would support that

You really want a black cover one to be able to read Nav OS update CDs as well as the map DVDs. I don't suppose there will be any more updates from BMW but if ccfi releases any more of his fantastic modded OS's, I'm going to want them!
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:41 PM
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Mounted a new one today myself, and i got shocked to.

It entered the menus like never before.
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