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Old 09-30-2009, 05:44 AM
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Hi ccfj1,

I got the disc through, thanks for that. very kind of you.
Unfortunately it hasn't worked.
I followed the instructions religiously, and have tried a number of times, grr.....

The drive is reading the disc, i can hear it spinning up etc... but when i turn the ignition to the first turn, the screen instantly displays the Blue screen date...

I guess my only option is to either get this unit replaced, or send it off for repair somewhere..

Although.....

I heard something about unplugging the unit for ten minutes and then reconnecting and trying to flash the drive again, is this worth me trying? or should i just face that i have broken this unit?..... I have disconnected the battery for five minutes, which didn't work, just reset all the clocks and tripometer.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:11 AM
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Hi ccfj1,

I got the disc through, thanks for that. very kind of you.
You're welcome.

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Unfortunately it hasn't worked.
bugga

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I followed the instructions religiously, and have tried a number of times, grr.....

The drive is reading the disc, i can hear it spinning up etc... but when i turn the ignition to the first turn, the screen instantly displays the Blue screen date...
Sounds like the drive is toast then mate.

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I guess my only option is to either get this unit replaced, or send it off for repair somewhere..
I'd say.

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Although.....

I heard something about unplugging the unit for ten minutes and then reconnecting and trying to flash the drive again, is this worth me trying? or should i just face that i have broken this unit?..... I have disconnected the battery for five minutes, which didn't work, just reset all the clocks and tripometer.
No, I don't think this will work, the rom is corrupted and as such no amount for unplugging will fix it, the rom requires a reload.
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:44 PM
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John how do you reload the ROM mate?
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Take a good Mk4, unsolder ROM, copy with ROM reader

Take bad Mk4, unsolder ROM, program with ROM writer

Resolder ROMs in both Mk4s
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:51 PM
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lol, Jochen beat me to it Stan,

The only other ways are good OS via cd, or rom reload on the bench with the mk4 connected to a PC/diagnostic unit.
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Old 10-09-2009, 12:43 AM
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Or sent to VDO repair in Wetzlar Germany
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:15 PM
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Posted mate.
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:00 AM
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Anyone got the details of VDO, in case my laser doesnt fix my issue?
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Old 10-20-2009, 05:00 AM
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Mk IV sat-nav same problems

Guys

I appreciate this is a fairly old post but after searching for an answer to my current problem I seem to of stumbled upon the answer. Mine is a similar problem to the blue screen in the pictures, however after a short while the sat-nav unit re-boots and ever thing seem ok for a while. Then it decides to just keep freezing and resetting itself. I've up graded from v31 to v32 and then back again but nothing seem to work. do I assume I also need to buy a new Mk IV sat-nav unit.

Thanks in advance
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