Piws tester 2 VCI Selfcheck Error Hard Disk Data Lost

Some of ALLSCANNER VCX-PLUG users with Porsche Piwis Tester (power-on password is porsche2018) share their feedback on VCI selfcheck error or hard disk data lost. Here the engineer give you the solution step by step as follows:

Tip 1, actually Piws tester 2 selfcheck function is not working, do not click [Settings] – [VCI Configuration], otherwise you will get error.

Tip 2, Piws hard disk is not compatible with other computer, but only CF30 packed with Piws tester 2. Do not take out of the hard disk from the CF30 laptop and install it on other computers, otherwise the data maybe get lost and hard to recover.

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The engineer advises piws users follow his instructions step by step as shown below, improper operation will cause error:

Step 1.Start the car or turn on ignition.

Step 2.Connect Professional Diagnostic Tool Porsche Piws to the car, wait until the indicator light flashes then connect USB cable to the computer.

Step 3.Choose car model you want to test.

Step 4.Enter PIWS TESTER II diagnostics.

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Step 5.When the system appears “Control unit selection: Loading control unit selection”, it means Porsche PIWS TESTER 2 is working.

NOTE: you won’t see control unit list if car diagnostic scanner Porsche Piwis 2 not connect properly or piws has something wrong.

Piwis Tester II V18.100 with CF30 Laptop for Porsche

Porsche Piwis Tester 2 is the latest professional tester for Porshe,the most poweful diagnose and offline programming tool for Porsche,with latest tester for Porsche,powerful functions,full access .

 

Piwis Tester II with CF30 Laptop (Second Hand Laptop)

 

Piwis Tester II with CF30 Laptop For Porshe

  1. Software Version: 18.100
  2. Laptop: CF-30 (Second Hand)—Software is inside the Hard Drive. No need Installation

3.Support Languages: Russian, English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch

  1. Update Method: By CD or HDD (One Year for Free, It can not be updated online. 200USD for one time update after one year.) Software contains operating system win XP only. you just need to insert into your computer and use it.
  2. Requires Online Modules: (F BCM R BCM DME ELV SRS KEY)
  3. Bluetooth,GPS and Navigation Function are available. But you need to pay for the authorization of them.
  4. Support Key Programming function,cost 210USD per time ( you need consult our customer sevice first with the type and year of your car)

Warning: Please do not take out the hard disk from CF-30 laptop and install on other laptops, it may cause data lose and hard to recovery.

Porsche Piwis 2Functions:
1. Read/clear error code, catch data stream, computer programming match, component test, maintenance information consult, components site drawing, wiring diagram.
2.  Piwis Tester II works with the old and latest Porsche cars. It is equipped with the Panasonic laptop and original software for the test. Porsche Piwis Tester II can help you diagnose and program the most new and old kind of Porsche cars. For example: 911(997)(991), Boxster/Cayman, (987), Cayenne up to MY 2010, Cayenne from MY 2011 and Panamera.
3. New Panamera can only be diagnosed by using  Piwis Tester II. Based on current project planning, all earlier vehicle models will gradually be changed over to the new Piwis Tester II by the end of 2010.  Piwis Tester I must be used for older models in the Porsche workshop until end of 2010.
4. Support for Porsche. Piwis Tester I will no longer be available once the earlier diagnostic programs have been transferred to  Piwis Tester II.
5. When  Piwis Tester II is distributed, it will contain one basic piece of software. This is necessary in order to start and configure the tester.

Piwis Tester II Support Systems:
ENGINE automatio transmission, air-conditioner, SRS, ABS, ASR, MPL, GM, Original antitheft System,KEYLESS GO system, OBDII system.

Piwis Tester II Vehicle Coverage:

1. 911(997) (991)
2. Boxster/Cayman (987)
3. Cayenne up to MY 2010
4. Cayenne from MY 2011
5. Panamera
6. Support 2013 year Porsche car models

Piwis Tester II Packing List:
1.1pc x Piwis Tester II VCI
2.1pcs x OBDII Cable
3.1pcs x USB Cable
4.1pcs x Extensional Cable
5.1pc x Used PANASONIC CF30
6. 1pc x platic box

Piwis Tester II After Sales Service:
1. One year free maintenance
2. One year free updating
3. Long-term technical support

FAQ:
Q1: How to accomplish piwis Tester II online function?
A1:  Piwis Tester II online is via Team Viewer remote control, globally available.

Q2: How to handle with 90 days locking about  Piwis Tester II?

A2:  Piwis Tester II timing is unlimited, always showing 90 days.

Q3: How much software update charges for per year?
A3: The first year software update fee is free.

Q4: How to update  Piwis Tester II?
A4: By CD or HDD. When you want update. you can contact with our customer service as well

Q5: If it is showing Porsche Logo when booting computer?
A5: Yes, CF-31R, CF30K are with Porsche Logo when booting computer.

Q6: License Validity?
A6: To support ONLINE function, valid certificate must be available for  Piwis Tester II.

Q7: Where could get Laptop Power-on Password? 
A7:  Normally ours is piwis-3456, or piwis-4567. Or you can see the stickers on laptop. (Attached pic shows). If there is any problem, can contact customer service freely.

Customer real experience with GM Tech 2 Scanner (Review)

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Here is the my real experience on gm tech 2 Scanner from obd2tool.com

Bought the highest quality version as i didn’t want to risk any issues with the device, and it all works fine and i do not regret my purchase.

It arrived pretty fast, but i got a £17 customs charge which i didn’t realise i’d get.

First impression: the carry case is not the one shown in the photo’s, which is annoying as the one in the photo’s looks really good, With the cables and candi module stored underneath 2 flaps, the main unit and adaptors clipping in the top of the case etc.

What i got was a basic plastic case (with sharp metal catches) where everything is squashed in on one level in foam, it does the job i guess, but i’d really have prefered the better case i thought i was paying the extra £30 for.

I’d bought a genuine Ugreen rs232 to usb cable in advance, £10 off amazon, this is one of the few cables listed as working with the tech2, and it did, connects at highest speed with no issues at all.

The house power supply has an american plug on it (psu has a universal voltage of 100 to 250 volts)
i got worried when the tech ii scanner wouldn’t even turn on, then i noticed the plug had slightly pulled out of the adaptor i had to use, something we are not used to in england as our plugs fit the sockets very securely and are hard to accidentally pull out, so changing the plug is one of the first things to do…
The house psu runs pretty warm btw.

I did all the self tests and it passed them all with flying colours (except the usual HBCC test that gets ignored (used on some ford vehicles i believe) and the RS485 that has no loopback adaptor so will always fail)

I took it out to my car (a 2011 vauxhall meriva B) and plugged it in, it connected straight away and i asked it to give me a list of DTC’s, i had been using an op-com before i got the Tech2 and the tech2 listed some old DTC’s the op-com had never picked up, I cleared the DTC’s, then tried the rest of the diagnostics available, i had no problems so far, i was able to move engine actuators (op-com can’t do that on the meriva B) operate things remotely, saw the DPF was at 108% full, so went for a little drive and the tech2 showed the DPF regen in progress, got an exhaust temp of 650 degrees C during it)

However that test drive showed up the universal weakness of the clone tech2’s, the internal power supply cuts out when you start the engine so the tech2 re-boots, this means there are a few diagnostic tests you can never do that involve starting the engine whilst the tech2 monitors things (unless you use external power to the tech2, which is advised against in all service manuals)

There is a solution, replace the internal power supply module with a better quality unit!!

There is also a highly recommended modification of removing the RS232 chip and putting a usb module in it’s place so you have a direct USB connection to the tech2, rather than the 4 connections that are just begging to be caught and pulled apart whilst uploading software to the car.
These mods are on the tech2 wiki (google it)

I then tried to SPS to my car to add a new IPC… one of the reasons i bought the Tech2.

That’s when discovered my car is not in the list of cars you use the tech2 to service program directly (the: connect tech2 to car, download data, take tech2 to computer, upload data, download software update, take tech2 back to car and upload the software method)

But i figured i could SPS using the tech2 in the J2534 pass thru mode… only my computer couldn’t connect to the tech2 in that mode… remote view of the unit worked but not SPS… i figured the issue out tho…
The rs232 to usb adapter had been assigned to com port 7 when i plugged it in, i changed the com port to COM1
~windows / computer / device manager / ports (COM & LPT) and find the relevant port your rs232 adapter is on (it wont be listed as ‘Tech2’) and change it to port 1~

Now SPS in pass thru mode works perfectly, i updated the software in a few of the modules (i use GlobalTis 32b, the last offline version with full SPS capability, was released in 2012 i believe, and it had newer software than my 2011 car had in it)

Then i did an update of the BCM and IPC to allow the rain sensor i’d just wired in to be seen by the systems, I tried to add a new immobilizer key, but it refused the accept the new key, most likely the key is at fault.. as part of learning new keys is to delete the old ones from the system, and the tech2 added them back no problem.

I’ve also used the tech2 to connect to ford vehicles using some software called ‘ForScan’ it has the Tech2 listed as a J2534 pass thru devise and works fine with it, The pcmcia card that came with the Tech2 allowed it’s self to be re-written (some people buying from other places find the card is locked and can’t be re-written)
i used GlobalTis’s card writer feature, it takes 40 minutes to write the card, but it works fine.

I’m very pleased with my Tech2 so far, the only thing that would make it perfect would be the carry case that’s shown in the photo’s, but that dosent affect how the actual devise works.

I’d recommend anyone buy their gm tech 2 scan tool from this shop, and i have pointed a few people who were interested in buying one here.

Obdstar x300 pro3 vs Xtool x100 pro vs Skp900

OBDSTAR X300 PRO3, xtool x100pro, SKP900.
Which of this tool is fantastic for get started in essential programming?

Appear here… all facts integrated

Obdstar x300 pro3 vs Xtool x100 pro vs Skp900

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OBDSTAR X300 PRO3 Important Master Feedback:

Client 1:
I’ve bought two of there newest programmer (Crucial Master X300 Pro 3) claim to have the same plan as the SKP900. Not correct it lacks the newest protcal, all thou the F100 does possess the newest protocol.

Buyer 2:
For the price tag and its function more than Skp900 (€549.00) looks to become the superior obtain.
mileage is further bonus, much more funds & something different. (New story’s)
obd2 scanning is limited but further bonus on rewriting vin # on donor Ecu.

Consumer 3:

OBDSTAR F100 Ford/Mazda essential pro and OBDSTAR?X300M is the separate program out from X300 PRO3 Important Master, while if you are a master working at workshop/garage, you are advised to own one OBDSTAR X300 PRO3 Key Master which include all vehicle models and function including: essential programming, odometer adjustment, PIC function (read write CPU data on a part of car computer) and EEPROM function (read out password from EEPROM chip and restore data), EPB, oil service reset, battery matching etc.

OBDSTAR X300 Pro-3 Test Report:

Crucial programming:

“OBDSTAR X300 PRO3 covers SKP900 and OBDSTAR X100 Pro function”

Toyota 4Runner (2006): add new keys->ok
Lexus RX400H (2005): plan a new key->ok
Honda: edit vin-> great

Nissan: smart crucial programming-> awesome
Kia Ria 2014 with I4D60: programmed essential with pin (pin ready be another tool)->ok
Hyundai i10 2012: Read Pin and programmed 7936 (ID46)->Quick and easy.
Volex c30 2012: read pin code program key-> ok
K13 worked perfect
Insignia 2011: read security code + system keys-> OK

Odometer correction:

OBD2TOOL technicians have a fantastic success with km change using X300 pro3. The VAG group vehicles are what we tested most. Also, some Hyundai, Kia, Opel, Chevrolet, Range Rover, Ford, Fiat, Porsche, Jeep, etc are tested. Here are VAG test reports.

Audi A3 2008 monocolore: OK
Audi A4 2007: in 20 seconds by OBD-> ok
Audi normal a6 2009: ok

Audi a8 2006: OK
Audi Q5 2013: via obd-> ok
Volkswagen Tiguan 2013: TFT color dash nec+24C64-> ok
Volkswagen caddy 2014: white meter NEC24C64 via obd-> ok
Seat Ibiza 2014: Via obd -> ok
Volkswagen Polo 2014: with NEC24C64-> ok
Golf 2013with black/white screen: OK (with latest update)
Golf 6 2012 white color: write 2 sec !!
Tiguan 2012 tft color NEC24C64 ok
Volkswagen Polo 2014: White Meter NEC24C64 using golf menu-> OK
Passat 2009: mileage nec+24c32-> OK
kia sportage r 2014: d70f423 mileage-> tested ok
Skoda Octavia 2010: nec+24c32 VDO mileage OK
Skoda Superb 2012: via obd-> mileage ok
Polo 2004: VDO k Line-> mileage OK
Volkswagen Amarok 2014 ok: chose golf NEC 24C64 white meter 2013-> ok

The last, XTOOL X100 PRO vs OBDSTAR X100 PRO

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In summary,

1.Bothis original makes ofhigh quality, but come from different factory:

OBDSTAR X100 pro is designed by the OBDTAR factory

Xtool X100 pro is designed by the Xtool factory

2.Update online on different website:

OBDSTAR X100 Pro update on:http://www.obdstar.com/ three years for free

Xtool X100 update on:http://www.xtooltech.com/, with serial number and register password

3.Different function:

OBDSTAR X100 pro: support EEPROM function, but you need to invest in EEPROM Adapter additionally.

Xtool X100: do not support EEPROM function

4.Support different vehicles:

OBDSTAR X100 pro: do not support Proton

Xtool X100: support Proton

5.Different main board:

X100 pro odometer with new design of PCB hardware, greatly improved configuration

(Solved) ODIS-S 4.3.three Error ODS9011E on Windows 7

Download VAS 5054AODIS-S 4.three.three on Windows 7 but had a problem:

Update file missing

ODS9011E

Infrastructure VW on-line connection. MirrorServer2:

The update just isn’t complete.

All required updates will not be obtainable.

Please speak to assistance.

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I located a answer to resolve it by editing the lic. file – so that just vag “basic” merchandise are valid/active…. but you have got to provide this file to the installer in the course of the procedure, just swapping inside the offboard folder hasn’t solved my issue…

And after that, obviously there’s no full activation and not all brands but it appears you could run odis four.3.3 using the “basic vag brands” and with this installer plus the existing postsetups

Hopefully, guss could resolve this “problem” for us, to ensure that we’re totally activated with all the brands then

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VAS6154 ODIS 4.23 driver for VW Audi Skoda WIN7 free download and install

VAS6154 ODIS 4.23 for VW Audi Skoda diagnostic tool WIN7 free download and install procedure.

VAS6154 driver free download:

http://www17.zippyshare.com/v/PlA2J9Ho/file.html

I only share here, please try it at your own risk.

Source: mhhauto.com

VAS6154 driver for VW Audi Skoda WIN7 download

http://www.obd2tool.com/goods-6919-Newest+VAS6154+Diagnostic+Tool+with+ODIS+413+Software+for+VW+Audi+Skoda.html

Compatible with ODIS 4.23

Works on the interface like:

VAS6154 ODIS-S 4.2.3 test reports:

DTC memory…works

Identification… works

Output Diagnostic Test Mode… works

Basic setting … works

Coding … works

Coding bus master …works

Measured values … works

Adaptation … works

Access authorization … works

Guide:

Right click on “VAS6154 Driver” and choose “Run as administrator”

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Click on “Next”

Complete VAS Driver Setup Wizard.

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Connect the VAS6154 interface to the computer and receive the windows message “Your device is ready to use”.

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Right click on the “VAS Config” and choose “Run as administrator”.

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Click on “Firmware+”

Click on “Upgrade”.

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Exit VAS Config.

Delete the folder of “VAS6154 Driver”.

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One more time, right click on the “VAS Config” and choose “Run as administrator”.

Click on the “License”, you can see Passthru, PDU, VW are all available.

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Click on “Diagnostic”, then “VW ODIS”, then “Install”.

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Setup complete.

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Option 1: The way to use VAS6154 Diagnostic Tool via USB.

Back to click “Configure”, then connection type “USB” and save.

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Open “Wolkswagen”

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Receive the warning and notes.

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Welcome to Diagnosis, click on “OBD” then “Start self diagnosis”.

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Make sure the ignition is on.

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Here fault codes.

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Go to option “Identification”.

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If the ignition is off, you will get the message shown as below, just follow it to do.

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OBD starting..

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You can achieve more functions incl. Output professional diagnostic tool Test Mode, basic setting, coding, coding bus master, measured values, adaptation, Access authorization etc.

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Exit ODIS-S.

VAS6154 connect to the network.

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Work network

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Network location is now work, click on “Close”.

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Option 2: use VAS6154 via Wlan connection.

Again, open “VAS Configure”, choose the connection type “Wlan”.
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Repeat the same procedure as the USB connection type to diagnose.

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Cars & Computers The History of Diagnostic Tools

One common factor to be found in every decade’s ideal future is a sense of comfort and reassurance, and in this regard car diagnostic tools could not be more modern. For example, each successive generation of products and software from Launch Tech not only allows for more extensive diagnostics of a vehicle’s performance; they also make the task more effortless and less time consuming as you go through the various generation models.
car start problems

But exactly how far has this technology come in the last few decades? In this entry of the Launch Tech UK blog, we’ll go from creation to current day with this history of diagnostic tools:

As a brief description, an car diagnostic is an electronic device that can be used to diagnose, interface and even partially reprogram a vehicle’s control module. Scanners in particular perform the same functions as a diagnostic code reader, except they also give the user additional diagnostic information, and can perform functional tests on the vehicle. They’re designed to function in tandem with your car’s on-board computer system, which itself monitors engine emissions controls and systems whilst your car is in use. The first generation of On-board diagnostic (OBD) tools were developed in the 1980’s, originally as an expensive diagnostic option only really available for professional mechanics.

Throughout the decade, automotive scanners were produced in the United States, using various cables and adaptors that would be compatible with certain car models, makes and their respective years. The first commercially available code readers hit car part stores in and around 1989, but it was only in 1996 that the automotive industry lost their exclusive ability over vehicle on-board diagnostic systems, with further standardization of the technology caused by stricter federal regulations.

The presence of two generations of on-board diagnostic systems, OBD-I and OBD-II, are intrinsically linked to this change in regulations, and a combined effort to clean up our air. The “gas attack” in Los Angeles during the summer of 1943, as well as the proliferation of lethal smog in London in 1952 were two environmental episodes that turned the business culture of voluntary emissions regulations into one of national requirement. The autel scanner in use at the time served fine in letting drivers know if their vehicle had a malfunction, but from an emissions point of view there were some serious flaws, to the point where your vehicle could be spitting out raw unburned fuel out of its tailpipe and neither you nor the computer would have any idea! This lead to the creation and required implementation of auto key programmer; the same technology monitored and read by today’s Launch OEM level diagnostic tools and aftermarket products.

Speaking of, the Launch Tech Co LTD itself was founded in 1992, developing their first generation of LE100 scanners two years later. Now global leaders in the automotive diagnostics market with a range that includes the C Reader VI, CRP123 and the CRP129, the Launch parent company has 13 branches in and amongst Europe, North America, Central and South America, Africa, Middle East, China and Asia Pacific, and has supplied to the UK market since 2003.

GM Tech2 for ALL systems – HP Tuners only for ECM & TCM

What is GM Tech2:
The GM Tech2 Scanner, working with TIS2000 software, supports onboard diagnostics and full bi-directional control when performing powertrain, chassis and body diagnostics for GM/SAAB/OPEL/SUZUKI/ISUZU/Holden.

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What is HP Tuners:
The HP Tuners vcm suite is the most feature rich, powerful and comprehensive vcm/PCM reprogramming and diagnostics package available on the market today. Vcm suite is the ultimate tuning tool designed for basic Tuners to advanced tuning shops.

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GM Tech 2 vs. HP Tuners:
HPT can only work with ECM and TCM
Tech II can work with ABS, BCM, etc. (all systems)
But, Tech 2 can only change/do stuff GM intended where HPT can change all kinds of tables GM wouldn’t want us messing with
So both have pluses/minuses depending on what you want to do

Tech 2 scan tool:
confirmed to works good for ALL systems

I just checked my OBD2 scan tool Tech II clone against my 2006 C6. In the ABS section there is an “Automated Bleed” option. In the Radiosection there is a “VIN Relearn” option. I’ve never actually used either one, but I bet it works.
The Tech II clone is literally running the same software as the GM Tech 2 Scanner, so it has all the same functions. There are a few caveats: the standard clone power supply will cause the unit to reset if you run the starter motor, apparently, though this can be fixed. Also, operating while tethered to a PC involves a bunch of licensing hacks and other nonsense. But you only need to do that if you want to flash the ECU firmware.
The Tech II lets you see (and individually reset) all the DTCs from all the modules. It also has a bunch of special functions and bidirectional capabilities.
It’s great as a standalone diagnostics tool but it isn’t intended to modify ECU parameters like tuning software does. This is a tool for fixing the car, not modifying it.

same problem as recording images to the memory card via the Tech 2 and TIS

Hello everyone. A few days ago saw that often face the same problem as recording images to the memory card via the Tech2 Scan Tool and TIS.

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Initially I thought this is a typical problem with MAX232, only a little deeper, I saw that the Tech 2 is well connected with TIS, but attempts to write through it, memory cards, success did not. Having started to study the problem, I found the following that through the card reader in your laptop works, and through TIS not. And that’s what this difference is expressed: the fact that the card reader work with cards with 3.3 Volts and 5.0 Volts. And that is what is written in the instructions to the Tech 2, the photo shows.
In the end, I checked everything with me in the presence of a memory card, here is their photo:

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As a conclusion, until I found how to solve this problem, it is best card to rewrite only through the card reader in the laptop. Another way to try to lower the voltage in the Obd2 scan tool Tech 2 so that it more accurately worked with credit cards, there is a successful experiment, but there are very few tests that were carried out and what it may cause, or to try to slightly modify these memory cards.
Just want to try another experiment, but I still havent for it is only necessary, as only something I can do, or find a better solution will be described later.

Card No1

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Card No2

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Card No3

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I can’t promise anything, but maybe will write the other day a couple of videos like this Car Scanner Tech 2 works.

DSP3 Mileage Correction UPDATE

Condition of software update is connecting internet .Connect the OBD with host at first, then power on the system, software will be opened. Run ‘sm2007’, click Update — software update —Next, you can see Recognizing ID authorization , Download file, details see Figure. Video help file: CD:\DSP3\UPDATE.RMVB.

Before firmware update contact to smelecom.After authorized you can operate as softwre uptare.

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