Why MB Star C3 Xentry cannot work on W205 recent Mercedes

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Why MB Star C3 Xentry cannot work on W205 recent Mercedes

User puzzles:

I have installed Xentry 9.2018 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 SD Connect 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 mercedes star diagnostic 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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MB SD C4 with EVG7 manual incl. FAQ , setup etc

What you can read in this post:
1.Solution to EVG7 Blue Screen working with MB SD Connect C4
2.Battery and hard disk disassembly and installation
3.Find out and use the on-screen keyboard.
4.The method to use EVG7 U disk.

Here we go one by one
Part 1: Solution to EVG7 Blue Screen working with SD Connect C4

Look this image of EVG7 Blue Screen:

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Solution:

1.Press the “On” button to turn on machine. Then press “SAS” button to enter bios settings.

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2.Change Sata startup mode.
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3.IDE: for Windows XP

AHCHI: for WIN7, 8 etc.

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4.Use the shift key to save and exit.

Restart the EVG7 and the Blue screen will disappear.

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Part 2: Battery and hard disk disassembly and installation

This upper left corner is the position of battery, the lower right corner is the position of the hard disk. Before installing, please remove all the screws on the back cover.

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1.Hard disk disassembly and installation

Open the cover of hard disk.

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Remove the hard drive bay

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Take out the hard disk and the bay.

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Remove the hard drive connection cable

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Done.

Now you know how to install back, right?

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2.Battery disassembly and installation.

Disassembly:

Open the cover of the battery.

Take out the battery.

Installation:

Put back the battery and close the cover.

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Part 3: Find out and use the on-screen keyboard.

Start – Programs – Accessories – Accessibility -On-screen keyboard.

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Part 4: The method to use EVG7 U disk.

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Remarks: There are stylus installation drivers and EVG7 hardware drivers in the mobile U disk. The drivers need to be installed manually

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