Category Archives: MB STAR

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The Advantage of MB SD C4/C5 and Panasonic CF-19 Toughbook

Obd2tool has released the MB Star diagnostic SD Connect C4+ Panasonic CF-19 Toughbook bundle package recently. What’s the advantage of the package.

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Here’s the top 4 advantages of the MB SD C4+ CF19 laptop bundle:
1. Solid, weatherproof, dustproof, water-proof CF19 toughbook
2. Latest 2018.09 MB Star diagnostic HDD
3. Software pre-installed. Ready to use.
4. Support HHT-WIN and offline programming
5. Promotion. 7% Off with coupon code

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It is absolutely unnecessary to get a brand-new laptop for auto repair.
It’s conveniently get rubbed or destroyed when made use of it in true upkeep.
So, to get a second-hand but workable laptop will assistance SAVE A whole lot.

Together with the Panasonic CF-19’s devoted serial port, there is absolutely no problem for user…. it was plug and play… the HDD with Mercedes computer software is loaded in to the Panasonic and WIS/EPC and XENTRY/DAS has been activated with “activation keys” prior to delivery…users can use it for Mercedes-Benz diagnostics, coding or programming with MB STAR Diagnostic Tool SD connect C4, after they receive the package.

Hardware Information:
MB SD C4 Multiplexer:
500 GB Software HDD
Software version: V2018.09
Operating system: Windows 7 32-bit
Hardware Version: OS:2.3   CSD:2.11

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What’s new?
2018.09 WIN7 32BIT software. Supports HHT-WIN. Perfect working Starfinder, supports EPC accessory price inquiry, supports PL72 price inquiry system.
It is compatible with Vediamo and DTS Monaco software (both not included in the HDD).

Multi-language:
Chinese, English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish & Turkish.

Software included:
1. D-A-S / Xentry 2018.09: 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
2. W-I-S net 2018.02: 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.
3. EPC.net 2018.02: Electronic Parts Catalog
4. ST Finder: Part Location Finder options: 2008 and 2016
5. STARUTILITIES : the movement management system and self-test
6. SDMEDIA 2014
7. PL72: 2018 Mercedes software with PL72

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Panasonic CF-19
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)I5 CPU U540@1.2GHz
Processor Speed: 1.20 GHz
Memory Size: 4096 MB (DDR3)
Available Memory: 3893 MB (3253 MB for 32bit OS)
BIOS Information:
BIOS :  V4.00L11
Embedded Controller: V4.00L13
Intel(R) ME Firmware:   6.0.31.1288
Accumulative Operating Time:18590 Hours

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Why Panasonic CF-19 is better than Dell D630/Lenovo laptops?

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The Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 is not your average convertible laptop. It’s one you can drop in the mud, drive a car over, clobber whoever is trying to steal it from you over the head with, and generally use in circumstances where most computers would give up the ghost (in the machine). Welcome to the ruggedized laptop.

Pros

Tough as nails
Incredibly versatile
Excellent connectivity
Powerful ‘laptop’ specs
Superb battery life

Cons

Low screen res and terrible viewing angles
Weighty and chunky

Key Features

Convertible laptop/tablet with swivel screen
Fully rugged: weatherproof, dustproof, drop-proof

Throughout it all the CF-19 just kept on working – no drying time, no down-time, no interruption in the workflow. It’s not like we needed confirmation that this rugged laptop is as tough as its name implies, but it’s good to see that it’s still as durable and weatherproof as ever.

If you prefer MB SD Connect C5, you can contact us to exchange C4 to C5.

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Mercedes Benz MB Star C3 vs C4

Mb Star C3: It requires a laptop so that you can troubleshoot your Mercedes-Benz via Xentry software. While on paper it is slower than MB Star C4, it has proven to be a very reliable and robust scanner that is not plauged with WiFI connectivity issues like the Star C4.

MB Star C4 is the latest Mercedes-Benz wireless multiplexers that can connect to your PC via wireless connection. Being the latest Diagnostic Scanner for Mercedes-Benz it works faster, once you resolve any connectivity issues that is.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is DAS? – Diagnostic Assistance System – This is the full diagnostic system for Mercedes-Benz vehicles. All functions for diagnosis including reprogramming, configuration, initialization, fault diagnosis and guided diagnostic tests are contained within DAS.

All control unit software (reprogramming calibrations) is contained within the DAS software which is distributed monthly via DVD media.
All access and functionality required in regard the configuration via SCN Coding and/or CVN Coding is covered.

What is WIS-NET? – Workshop Information System – This is the complete workshop information system as developed by DaimlerChrysler for use in the servicing of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Contained within are installation instructions, procedures, functional and technical specifications. There is some linkage from certain procedures in DAS to respective documents in WIS.

What can Mercedes Star Diagnostic Tool do? The system offers total diagnostic coverage of all engine, chassis and body systems:

Reading and re-setting of diagnostic trouble codes (DTC)
Real-time reading of dynamic data
Full component activation clearing and re-setting of adaptation values
Coding of all engine, chassis, body and instrumentation modules
Key configuration
Procedure for fitting Mercedes- Benz accessories through the D2B ring and MOST bus
Total ASSYST / ASSYST + control (Active Service System) to update on board service history

What is Workshop Green Key? This is a unique one-time key from the factory which is necessary in certain situations such as:

Disabling a key track
Replacing the ECU
Replacing security related control units
Replacing EIS

Typically the workshop key and EIS must be ordered togheter and the green key is used to perform the final programing of the EIS.

What does it mean MARRYING  a VIRGIN ECU and EIS? The ME (ECU=Engine Control Unit)  and  EIS (Electronic Ignition System) control module are electronically permanently married to each other after 40 engine starts. There is no factory procedure to undo this. This means that a used engine EIS or DAS control unit cannot be used on another vehicle. A new control unit can be installed for testing provided the 40 engine starts are not exceeded. Note that the new control unit must be variant coded before it can be used. If the 40 engine start cycles are not completed successfully resetting the counter to 0 (removing the version coding) is possible if  you disconnect the power from the ECU for at least 45 minutes.

What model years does Star Diagnostic Scanner work with? The Star Scanner should work on cars from 1989 up to 2015 for Mercedes Cars, Buses, Trucks, Sprinter Vans, Smart cars, Etc.
What can I do with obd2tool.com Star Diagnostic SD Connect Scanner C3 & C4?

Reading/Erasing Trouble Codes
Read Live Data
Adaption of Modules
Coding/Programming of Modules
Component Testing
Maintenance Information Consultation

What is Xentry? New software released by Benz Company after 04/2009 by diagnosis new cars. WIS.net : Workshop Information System EPC.net: Electronic Parts Catalogue STAR UTILITIES: the movement management system and self-test DAS: the automatically Diagnosis Assistance System ST Finder 2008: Part location finder

What is Smart TAN Code? It openes special function in DAS program with Smart cars 450/451/452/454 Developer model: Mercedes-Benz engineer mode, remove limitations and open more functions.

What is Benz Disassembly system? Video lessons to teach you how to remove each part from Benz cars with details order steps.

Which control units can MB Star Diagnostic Scanner with Xentry troubleshoot?

Engines (All Gasoline & Diesel Systems)
Transmissions and Electronic Selector Modules
Airmatic and Active Body Control Suspension Systems
Traction Systems: ESP / ASR / ETS / ABS / BAS / SBC braking systems
Supplementary Restraint Systems (SRS) / Airbag, All body modules OCP / UCP / LCP / SCM / SKF / KFB / RCM / DCM’s
Drive Authorisation System
Sam (Signal Acquisition) Modules
Electronic Ignition System (EIS)
Pneumatic System Equipment and ATA functions
Air Conditioning / climate control Systems
Instrument Cluster
Tyre Pressure Control
Parktronic System
Keyless Go
D2b Command & Audio Gateway (D2B and MOST networks)
TV Tuner
Headlamp Range Adjustment
Seat Electronics
Rvc, RST & Vario Roof modules
Automatic Clutch System ACS
M-Class Body Modules (AAM / EAM / DAS / SEM / VG Transfer Case)
Assyst & ASSYST + systems