Why MB Star C3 Xentry cannot work on W205 recent Mercedes

 Question:

I have installed Xentry 9.2014 in Mb Star C3 multiplexer. It works well so far. Now, I need to make diagnosis on mercedes w205 year 12/2014 but It can not communicate with the car. C3 don’t work in all recent cars in xentry but in DAS is ok.

Experienced users’ suggestion:

C3 has many limitation regarding latest vehicles in Xentry.
It can’t diagnose it e.g w205, w212, w222, w906, smart 453 etc.

its glory is already passed unless you deal only with vehicles in DAS.
you have to change to MB star Compact C4.
C4’s support also officially has been stop since 12-2015.

It is no different even you change folder.
it is different protocol with recent vehicles.

For your w205 (nice car) you can use one of this :
1.sd connect c4
2.xentry sd connect c5

Both good at all new Mercedes Benz models,W222, W221, W212, W203, 211,W 204,W207, W212, GL166, B 246, CLS 218, SLK172 and Smart405, 451, 452, 454

Besides the MB Star diagnosis software c3 and c4 own, sdconnect c4/c5 added three more software: SD Media, Xentry and Smart TAN Code.
SD Media: Video and PDF lessons;
Xentry: New software released by Benz Company after 04/2009 by diagnosis new cars. Xentry software for diagnosing W 204,W207 and W212 which C3 and C4 does not support;
Smart TAN Code: Opened special function in DAS program with Smart cars 405/ 451/452/ 454.Besides, it also opened more special functions, such as engineer mode, remove limitations,etc, which Star C3 and Star C4 do not have.

I have successfully communicated wit my w205 AMG using a MB SD C4 connect all controllers accessed.

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SD Connect C4 SCN coding login service error

Problem:
I have the MB account and the engineer confirmed the account can be applied to MB SD Connect C4 clone multiplexer.

I need to carry out online SCN coding, i got the 2019.05 DAS Xentry star diagnostic software.

But came across error before enter login menu.

Error screenshot:

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Error when starting the process: login service

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Error cause:

You should start from Xentry but not DAS.

If the error still exits, please make sure internet connection is well built. Set the computer time to your local time!!! Our engineer recommend to use latest software (current new version V2019.05).

SD Connect C4 Xentry cannot access some modules solution

I have a MB star diagnostic system with SD Connect C4 multiplexer. It worked without problem at the beginning. A friend borrowed it and now it behaves funny. It scans w204 well but for w203 it scans ezs and gateway only. It scans w164 to the fullest but only ezs on w163. What could be wrong?

Problem in detail:
I have a problem with my Star Diagnoses when I work on w203s. In the first picture this is what I get when I do a scan. It doesn’t scan the engine, transmission, bas. On the second and third pictures I wanted to code the fuel tank type on the instrument cluster and this are the messages I get and coding cannot be done.

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Communication error 2.565.0

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I using MB SD C4 MUX with 2014.12V Xentry software version.

I have had it for 3 years now.

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SD C4 firmware version photo taken when i connect it to vehicle and press “i” button for 3 times

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I have tried on other Mercedes cars, w163, w170 and the result is the same. It used to work before but after someone borrowed it, that is when I started experiencing this problem. I ran self test but I don’t know what to expect from the result.

Obd2tool.com engineer solution:

You have your Star tool for 3 years. The Xentry software is very old version. But your MB SD C4 main unit shows firmware version OS:2.3/CSD:2.10, the firmware version is new to 2015.  So your machine default firmware version won’t be this new. Contact your friend who borrowed your machine to ask if he tried to update/flash your SD C4.If yes, your software will not work with current C4 firmware.

If your friend had the same problem as you now when borrow your device. You properly should send back the unit for repair.

Note: Do try to use new 2015V 2016V Xentry software on this C4, they are not compatible with the firmware.

How to check if your current software is compatible with your C4 firmware or not.

Steps to update SD Connect

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How to Make Your Star C3 Work as MB SD Connect C4

Here introduce you two ways to make your Benz star c3 Pro (Quality Version) work as MB SD Connect C4.

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1)
Convert MB Star C3 PartD (C3) to SD connect (C4), download Convert_C3_to_C4 tool.rar, and run it on your MB star c3 Diagnosis software. Then set local-connect IP as: 172.29.127.119/255.255.0.0 and the wireless IP:192.168.2.221/255.255.255.0.

2)
Replace the attached file (cal.sli) in local disk F:/ F:programmeXentrybinllist and make it Read Only after running MB Star C3 Xentry software which has connect with your SD connect C4 Multiplexer, then replace the download Cal sli. (If you are MB Star diagnostic technician, you also can modify the cal. sli by yourself.)

Afterwards you have to do following changes to convert the PartD MB Star C3 to SD Connect C4 .

1. Find out F:ProgrammeDASbin folder in Local Disk F:/ and locate Cal.ini file, follow below steps

PartD (C3) Mux:

[SERVER]
REPORT=0
PLATFORM=PART_D2

SD connect (C4) Mux:

[SERVER]
REPORT=0
PLATFORM=PART_T (or optional _W for Wi-Fi ONLY communication)

2.Find out HHTWin.ini file which located in the windows MAIN folder, make it as below:

PartD (Star C3) Mux:

[STARTUP]
SLAVE=PARTD2

SDconnect (C4) Mux:

[STARTUP]
SLAVE=PARTT2

Finally, please configure serial port, LAN network or WIFI network (if you using WIFI Benz diagnostic system)

Now please test your Benz diagnostic tool mb star c3 pro and enjoy

Any further question or problem,please kindly contact our customer service

how to start using SD Connect C4 diagnostic tool with any PC

This is an article that demonstrates how to start using MB SD Connect C4 diagnostic tool with any PC with external HDD by using Vmware virtual machine.

If you are using SD Connect C4 in a non virtual mode (i.e. with Dell D630) than launching of DAS, shown in the second half of the video, is basically the same.

If you have not yet purchased the Auto Scanner Tool and wandering of which to buy, than I would advise that you by SC Connect with Dell D630 or D620, as they are faster and easier to use.

Here is briefly how to set up thee workstastion.
– connect the exterrnal hard disk to your laptop;
– connect the LAN cable to your laotop and your MB Star LAN socket;
– connect your MB Star to the car’s OBDII socket, you’ll hear a beep – MB Star is ready to be used;
– star your PC…

After Windows XP on your laptop is up and running, you will have to setup the VMWare software.
This software should be on the external hard disk that came with your SD Connect.
You set it uo as normal Windows software.
The setup process is straight forward.

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V2017.12 MB SD Connect C4/C5 BMW ICOM/ICOM A2 A3 HDD Setting

Customer’s problem:
We had purchased one set MB SD connect C5 with internal HDD from obd2tool, We really appreciate the faster shipment, all is well packed dhl week quickly received. But when we install the HDD to our computer, we have blue screen and doesn’t access to computer windows. We are wondering if we get the broken HDD……

Our Answers:

The BMW ICOM ICOM A2 A3 or MB STAR C4 C5 drives we assign to our customers are generally AHCI-mode hard drives with SATA port.

If your laptop BIOS is not set to the same hard drive mode (AHCI mode), if you connected to our hard drive to your computer, there will be a blue screen or can not find the hard drive.Please make sure your HDD is set to AHCI in the BIOS.

To check this you turn the laptop on and press F2, it will enter the BIOS. Now go to “ONBOARD DEVICES” or “SYSTEM CONFIGURATION” then go to “SATA OPERATION” press enter and make sure its set to AHCI not ATA or any other option.

Please have a minimum of 2GB of ram/memory in your laptop, a lot of people only have 512mb or 1gb, it is OK but the new system may run slow and its recommend to really have 4GB ram, but 2GB also can be enough.

– We can supply Laptop + Software all ready for you.
– We can supply FULL package C4 SD + Laptop + Software for you. MB Star Diagnostic Tools
– We can carry out some C4 SD repairs.
– Remote installations available (if you supply the correct HDD size and install the correct Windows OS).
– Teamviewer remote support available

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MB Star Diagnosis Coding Out ABC on Mercedes R230 Cars

MB Star diagnosis DAS software can code out ABC, here is the example on code out Mercedes SL65.
NOTE : the instruction here only for R230s (not any W215, W216, W220, W221)

To do this, you need a MB Star diagnosis SD Connect C4 with Developer mode. Hook up SD Connect diagnostic system to your car and when it reads your car, select Control Units, pick Information and Communication and you will see ICM :

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After ICM, you will see Control Unit Adaptions :
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From there, choose the year of your model :
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From there, select Special Equipment
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Select ABC :

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1 Then go to the drop down tab and change it from PRESENT to NOT PRESENT, and click F3.
2 After that, turn off the car, with the doors closed.
3 Wait 1-2 mins and start the car back up (no more ABC codes and no white or red lights).

Download 2017.5 Xentry DAS for MB SD Connect (Good source, 100% works)

Multilanguage 2017.5 Xentry is confirmed to work with MB SD Connect C4 to cover the latest 12V/24V Mercedes Benz cars, buses, trucks, Sprints, Smart
(from 1989 to the 2017 year).

2017.5 Benz diagnostic tool Xentry DAS free download:
Not available yet, if yes, would like to share here.

Good source to download 2017.5 Xentry DAS:
Xentry 2017.5 in 256GB SSD running onDELL D630 (Win7 works)
Xentry 2017.5 in 500GB HDD running onDELL D630 (Win7 works)
Tips:
1) Don’t download anything to the software, don’t update anything of the software, otherwise the software will break down.
2) WIN7 does not support HHT-WIN! Post-2015.12 software cannot support HHT-WIN!
So far, Mercedes bus diagnosis & programming can be done via DAS only, NOT Xentry.
3)Once you take out software from laptop, it needs re-activation even if  you install it onto the same laptop.

The tested working APP with newest version and features (Confirmed)
D-A-S / Xentry 2017.05: the automatically Diagnosis Assistance System
Concise interface and straightforward operation with IB M high-quality computer can realize the quick and accurate code reading and the whole car system testing
W-I-S net 2017.01: Workshop Information System
Supply the whole view of the wiring diagram in a car,component location diagram and maintenance method. What you do is to enter the chassis number, and then you will get the manufacture data, engine configuration and the car model -all in detail.
EPC.net 2017.01: Electronic Parts Catalog
ST Finder: Part Location Finder options: 2008 and 2016
STARUTILITIES: the movement management system and self-test
SDMEDIA 2014
PL71: 2016 Mercedes software with PL70

D-A-S / Xentry 2017.05 functions works:
All electric system Diagnostic
Reading trouble code
Erasing trouble code
Live-data
Adaptation
Component testing
Maintenance
Information consultation
Component location diagram
Wiring diagram
Flash code- not work

D-A-S / Xentry 2017.05 works on multi-systems:
ENGINE
AUTO-SPEED
AIRCONDITIONAL SYSTEM
SRS
ABS
ASR
MPL
GM
Bz ORIGINAL ANTI-THEFT
DASX SYSTEM
KEYZESS GO SYSTEM
OBD-II SYSTEM

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MB Star Diagnosis Coding Out ABC on Mercedes R230 Cars

MB STAR Diagnostic Tools software can code out ABC, here is the example on code out Mercedes SL65.
NOTE : the instruction here only for R230s (not any W215, W216, W220, W221)

To do this, you need a MB Star diagnostic SD Connect C4 with Developer mode. Hook up SD Connect diagnostic system to your car and when it reads your car, select Control Units, pick Information and Communication and you will see ICM :

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After ICM, you will see Control Unit Adaptions :

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From there, choose the year of your model :

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From there, select Special Equipment

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Select ABC :

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Then go to the drop down tab and change it from PRESENT to NOT PRESENT, and click F3.
After that, turn off the car, with the doors closed.
Wait 1-2 mins and start the car back up (no more ABC codes and no white or red lights).

How to install SD Connect C4 WiFi on Windows 10

Have good success with MB SD Connect C4 windows 10.

I’m running Win10 on a Dell XPS15 9550 laptop with Intel AC 8260 internal wireless card installed.

After days of investigation and testing, the most important thing to understand is this. The drivers for your wireless card MUST support AdHoc functionality. The Benz diagnostic tools are the secret sauce that makes this possible. This can be verified at the DOS command prompt. The command is: netsh wlan show drivers
This command will show “Yes” or “No” on the line for “Hosted Network Support”.
If this line says “No”, AdHoc will not work properly.

Although I’m running Win10, Intel has drivers for the 8260 wireless card for Win8 which will enable proper AdHoc functionally.

The trick is to download the driver first, prior to removing your existing wireless driver. Download the driver ONLY, not any driver file with additional driver management apps included in the downloaded file.

Now you can go into Device Manager and remove your existing wireless card AND check the box that removes all software associated with it. My Win8 driver download file was a .exe file. I double clicked on it and the Win8 driver for my Intel 8260 card was installed. Went to Device Manager, right clicked on my 8260 wireless card and selected Properties. Clicked on Advanced and was able to see several AdHoc related entries. These AdHoc entries were not visible using the Win10 drivers.

AdHoc can now be verified at the DOS command prompt. The command is:
netsh wlan show drivers
This command will show “Yes” on the line for “Hosted Network Support”.
If this line says “No”, AdHoc will not work properly

With AdHoc functionality confirmed, additional DOS commands can now be used to enable Road24h wireless connectivity. The procedures for the additional steps required are well documented in OBD2TOOL or GOOGLE.

This is what worked for me. Depending on your computer skills, your results may vary.

If you find my posting to be of help to you, Thanks and Rep would be most appreciated.

Happy motoring !