Why will you choose DoIP Xentry connect C5?

Xentry Connect C5 provides complete diagnosis for newest hybrid W222,with a qualitative improvement in hardware and software by authorization of diagnostic interface to control the software,it will allow you to work on windows xp, win7/8/10 system.

Why should you buy DoIP Xentry connect C5?

Original Plan 1:1 Copy Mercedes Wifi Xentry Connect C5 multiplexer For Mercedes Car And Trucks.

After 2015, all Star Diagnosis equipment is no longer supported. First of all, this means that there is no update of the diagnostic data for the newest cars and their systems, as well as the lack of the possibility of coding and programming of electronic units due to the backlog of the software data level in the device, from data in the electronic control units of the car.

Already at the end of 2014, at most dealerships, almost all of the previously used Star Diagnosis Compact4 with SDConnect DoIP multiplexers were almost completely removed. Instead, dealers received Xentry Kit kits, which include the latest Xentry Connect multiplexers and Xentry Tab tablets from Panasonic. Tablets are custom-made, although they also have a “civilian” version – the Panasonic Toughbook CF-D1, somewhat inferior in terms of battery life to the original Xentry Tab, but it has a much more powerful configuration.

Honestly, the need to use the Xentry Tab on non-dealer services seems somewhat exaggerated to me. With dealers everything is clear – they were forced to use this equipment.
And what about workshop service? Undoubtedly, the tablet from Panasonic is not very bad … But … Its price is disheartening. The cost of the Japanese tablet is realistic to buy pieces of eight new laptops or tablets from other manufacturers.

So , we suggest you buy Mercedes Benz DoIP Xentry Connect C5 MB Star C5 Plus Panasonic CF52 Laptop from us , We will install and activate for you ready to use. What’s more, this package offer saves you money than buying them alone.

After all, there are many reasons to choose Xentry C5 Connect. The main thing is one: since 2015, the diagnostic multiplexer Xentry Connect C5 becomes the only one used at dealerships.

Thus, by purchasing this equipment, you will not lag behind the progress. Each client of of yours, seeing with his own eyes ,that you are in your work using the same device that he saw at the dealer’s service station, will understand that he made the right decision entrusting his car to your specialists.

Xentry Connect DoIP Software List:

1.DAS 2017.12: the automatically Diagnosis Assistance System

2.Xentry 2017.12: New software released by Bennz Company after 04/2009 by diagnosis new cars.

3. WIS net 2017.04: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.

4. EPC.net 2017.04:Electronic Parts Catalog

5. ST Finder:Part Location Finder options: 2008 and 2016

6. STARUTILITIES :the movement management system and self-test

7. SD MEDIA 2014

8. PL71: 2016 Mercedes software with PL70

9. Engineer Software:DTS monaco V8.03 And Vediamo V5.01.00 Support Offline Programming

10. HHT Software for old cars

2017.12 DoIP Xentry Connect C5 Benz SD Connect PCB

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DoIP SD Connect C5 in test:

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Download OpenShell FIX for W204 207 212 in DAS standalone menu

Free download the FIX enables the access to diagnosis of vehicle types W204 (C, GLK Class), W207, W212 (E Class) via DAS standalone menu, without XENTRY. Very convenient.

https://mega.nz/#!hTQ0kZIR!SStg4wbHAa_QdGz3No5gmkJ_7uaZ47UPzM0F4RhxAOs

Password: xdos_das_reem_fix1117

32bit Windows only, not 64bit

Note: it’s free, but not tested by professionals!!!!!!! unknown security and perhaps high risk sometimes!!!

You can go to http://www.obd2tool.com/goods-5194-MB+SD+C4+With+Super+Engineering+Software+DTS+monaco+And+Vediamo+Plus+EVG7.html

to have the tested Xentry/DAS, used with relief

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Why Choose Real MB Star C5 with Engineer Software

After test, Real MB STAR C5 with engineer software performed good and now is released.

Unlike the old clone C5 which uses C4 Internet Software, this Real MB C5 is 1:1 copy star C5. The newest hybrid W222 could still be diagnosed by this real Benz C5.

Following text shows the Real MB Star C5 features and some use tips. Move ahead.

First post picture of this real  Benz diagnostic software MB Star C5:

Benz Xentry Connect C5

Real MB star C5 features:

1.It improves a lot in hardware and software.
2. With engineer software
3.Comes with one internal disc and one portable hard disk.
4.Comes with no computer.
5.No computer brand limit as long as the computer has 4GB storage at least and running Windows 7 – 32-bit or Windows 8 – 32-bit.
6.Update: for common update, dealer send update files to user for update; for special update, the user is supposed to ship back the disk to flash.
7.Real MB star C5 communication: Via Wlan (IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n2.4+5GHZ )
8.The licensing system is reworked – now licenses are stored on MB servers – Any license changes are tracked by the multiplexer when connected to the Internet network.

 
Why should buy Xentry connect?

After 2015, all Star Diagnosis equipment is no longer supported. That means there is no update diagnostic data for the newest cars and their systems. The lack of the possibility of coding and programming of electronic units due to the backlog of the software data level in the device, from data in the electronic control units of the car.

At the end of 2014, among dealerships, almost all of them who previously used Star Diagnosis Compact4 with SDConnect DoIP multiplexers were almost gone. Instead, dealerships choosed Xentry Kit kits which include the latest Xentry Connect multiplexers and Xentry Tab tablets from Panasonic. Tablets are custom-made, also they have a “civilian” version – the Panasonic Toughbook CF-D1, which has a more powerful configuration but shorter battery life than the original Xentry Tab.

Honestly, it seems exaggerated for non-dealer use Xentry Tab. While for dealers, that is necessary.

And what about workshop service?

Undoubtedly, the tablet from Panasonic is well while the price is too high. The cost of the Japanese tablet is realistic to buy pieces of eight new laptops or tablets from other manufacturers.

So , we suggest to buy Xentry connect from us , then buy a laptop yourself . the software from which Xentry Connect is managed can be installed without any problems on any computer that has a 32-bit version of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. It’s clear with Xentry Connect itself – there’s no alternative .

After all, in this choice there are many reasons that encourage one to make a decision. The main thing is one: since 2015, the diagnostic multiplexer Xentry Connect C5 becomes the only one used at dealerships.

Thus, by purchasing this equipment, you do not lag behind the progress. You use in your work the best that is available today. Each your client, seeing with his own eyes that you in your work use the same device that he saw at the dealer’s service station, will understand that he made the right decision entrusting his car to your specialists.

Real MB star C5 price:

As for the price, real MB Star C5 will be sale 1095 EURO in www.obd2tool.com without shipping cost. The price is about 2 times higher than the old C5.

How to recoverreset Xentry SD Connect C5

You can recover Benz diagnostic tool XENTRY Connect C5 to factory setting if it not working properly. Here is the step-by-step instruction provided.
XENTRY SDConnect MUX + Panasonic Tablet, check here

1.Make sure the Mercedes BENZ C5 multiplexer is in Standby Mode. Shutting down the XENTRY Connect.

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2.Please connect the driver and power supply included in delivery to your Xentry connect and to the drive.

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3.Power on the Xentry Connect with the key combination <Red Cross>and <Green Check Mark>. (Follow picture below)
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You will be prompted to insert the XENTRY Connect update BD via a message on the display.

4.The update procedure starts automatically.
This will be indicated as follows on the XENTRY Connect display.
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5.XENTRY Connect indicates the update completion on the display.
You can complete the process by pressing the <Green checkmark> button. Or wait until XENTRY Connect diagnostic system automatically shuts down (approx. 10 minutes after the image appears in the display).

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6.To ensure your system is up-to-date, please install the add-ons after completing the update.
To do so, switch the XENTRY Connect on and connect the main unit via XENTRY Control on OBD2TOOL. You can start the “Updater” tool via the diagnosis desktop.
The add-on downloaded begins automatically.
Wait until all add-ons have been installed. The status is displayed on the screen.
Afterwards, you can use the XENTRY Connect normally. The update is then complete.

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Which mb sdconnect c4 worth the money?

Mention MB SD Connect C4, it seems that there’s a lot of different manufacturers and quality levels of multiplexer clones. Here’s the one I went with, however I didn’t bother with the HDD/software they included or a dell D630 laptop. I have a background in computers, so I set myself up a vmware virtual machine and installed all the software with the (occasionally somewhat difficult to follow) information on mhhauto. I have heard of people having problems using VMware, but I didn’t experience any myself.

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As for the hardware itself, mine is of decent quality. I have no real complaints with it other than it losing it’s WiFi configuration once drained of battery (which happens quickly, but it’s not really an issue since it draws power from OBD when connected), but I prefer using a cable connection anyway.

P.S I will warn you that if you’re not very familiar with computers/configuring software/some basic computer networking (IP address assignments, etc), you might have a hard time getting everything to work. Definitely look into the details of getting everything set up before buying. I wish there were a complete and total guide to setting up everything (go to last part for details). Getting everything working properly took quite a lot of reading and searching, and a couple of days of tinkering. Patience is a plus.. if I had to compare MB Star C4 to something else in terms of difficulty (computer-wise), I’d say it’s similar to setting up a microsoft exchange server without errors.

SD Connect C4 – MUST READ BEFORE YOU BUY

I’m in the market for an MB SD Connect C4 mercedes benz diagnostic tool and have been trying to spend my time doing some homework to avoid getting a garbage unit. I certainly can understand what a lot of people have been saying about the widely varying quality that’s out there. I am a EE and PCB designer, so I’m trying to make use of that knowledge to select the best unit that I can.

To that end, I’m going to share what info I’ve collected so far, and when I finally end up buying whatever unit I do, I’m going to do a full teardown on it and post the results here.

As another matter, I’ll openly post details on who I buy the unit from and impressions after receiving it.

Near as I can tell right now, there appear to be about 4 “factories” that make different units.

One thing I’ve been asking all of the sellers for (and I would encourage others to do the same) is photos of the actual unit (including PCBs) with a unique identifier in the photo to prove that the unit they say they are going to send me is the actual one they send me. Of course, some sellers immediately bail at this, but then you know who to avoid ahead of time.

In general, a lot of the components used in a C4 are getting quite long in the tooth. Many of the parts are approaching 20 years of age. Thus, you stand a fair risk of getting pulls (used parts) and/or remarked parts on these.

In following posts, I’ll provide photos of what I can discern as differences between the units along with some commentary about whatever info I can provide at this point.

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In this first photo, I’ve outlined some things I feel are important to note. They have a set of 4 analog switches on the PCB. In this photo, they are ADG426 from OBD2TOOL. I’ve seen some clones that use DG526CY from Harris/Intersil. The DG526CY, besides being completely obsolete, has an typical RDSON of 270 ohms vs 80 for the Analog Devices part. It also has a -55dB isolation vs -75dB for the AD part. In short, the AD part is just a much better mux. So with that said, I would insist on any unit I’m interested in using those.

A second thing you’ll notice is the use of can crystals where 4 pin variants were intended. This is just sloppy and cheap. There may also be issue with loading (and ultimately clock stability) depending on whether they matched the loading caps to the substituted crystal or not.

I haven’t had a set of photos high res enough to look at the rest of the actives in detail yet, as most sellers don’t seem to post them.

There’s also an issue pointed out on the bottom of the board where one of the (what appears to be) MOSFETs in (what appears to be a) D2 PAK looks like it was hand soldered. Again, no good.

This next photo is of the relay PCB — I think one of the MHH members posted this from an original SDC4.

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You’ll notice the use of NEC UD2-4.5NU relays and EPCOS S513N chokes. I’ve seen plenty of PCBs where they remove the chokes and stub them out with 0 ohm resistors. That is a high crime in terms of signal integrity. You see a lot of “full chips” comments where these are present, although that is a bit of a misnomer. It should read as “common mode filters present”.

On this PCB, you’ll also notice the use of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) near the switching supplies. A lot of clones seem to use electrolytic capacitors in place of the bigger MLCCs because of the cost. MLCCs are preferred for switchers because of their low ESR. I really cannot comprehend why the clone makers skimp on these. Even in the US, in reel (e.g. 4K pcs) qty, a 47uF MLCC is about $0.20/ea. That means the difference of probably about $0.50 for the whole PCB. The other advantage of MLCCs is that they more or less last forever, whereas electrolytic caps will eventually dry out and fail (and who knows how old the ones you’re getting are and what the quality is to begin with).

In the upper right hand corner, you’ll see some footprints that weren’t solder pasted during stencil printing. To me, this is a good thing. You know what parts were intended to be populated and which were not. You also get a chance to examine the ENIG finish.

In the next photo, you’ll see the MPC5200 board. This is an 8 layer PCB.

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There are a couple of things of note on this board:

(1) The AMD 10/100 ethernet PHY that’s used comes in 2 revisions and a few different temperature ratings. I have to check the details carefully between the rev A and B, but in terms of temp rating, this should be ‘I’ (industrial) vs ‘C’ (commercial).

These PHYs are ancient now, so any price difference should be minimal between the C and I version. Thus, again, I can’t imagine why anyone would try to save $0.01 and use the C version.

(2)(Anturage corrected me here — this header brings out USB, MII (Ethernet MAC), and some other signals)
(Will update below with the location of JTAG when I find it…)

The header at the lower left hand corner of the board is the JTAG header for the MPC5200. For PowerPC, they refer to this interface as BDM. I haven’t seen anyone talking about it on here, but this could be quite useful in some cases if/when the SDC is flaking out. For anyone who’s not familiar with this interface, it allows you to halt/breakpoint/single step the processor. You can also test the memory attached to the CPU etc. Unfortunately, on this particular PCB, some solder paste leaked through (although I’m not exactly sure how this could happen if I think about it…) onto a few of the pads.

(3) The memory chips are at the bottom. They’re DDR SDRAM (I made a mistake when I originally posted this, I wrote that they were not DDR, but upon closer inspection, they are). You can see the series termination resistors between the memory chips and the MPC5200. As others have pointed out, these should be identical and from the same date/lot code. These parts are plentiful and cheap as dirt, so there’s absolutely no excuse for any funny business there.

(4) The Spansion S29GL064N is a 64Mb (8MB) parallel NOR flash. Pretty standard for the time this unit was designed. This is what the MPC5200 boots from and where U-Boot, the RTOS, etc. live. You can dump and rewrite the contents of this flash via JTAG (mentioned above). These parts are still readily available and cheap.

You’ll notice on this PCB that right below the AMD PHY, there’s a 32KHz tuning fork crystal in a 4 pin package. This is the package that should have been used on the other PCB as well.

In general, this particular PCB looks to be of reasonably high quality.

The last photo that I have is of the LCD display.

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I’ve seen a lot of different variants of this particular board.

There’s this example ‘FT-C4-LCD’. I’ve seen another ‘LCD V1.1′ variant as well.

The biggest thing with this board is that it’s a HASL (hot air solder level) finish. Granted, this is not the most complex PCB in the world by a long stretch, but it just goes to show you how for these companies will go to save every last penny. Although I haven’t seen the back side of one of the ‘FT-C4-LCD’ variants, the ‘LCD v1.1′ variant seems to use some ST microcontroller. Maybe the FT-C4-LCD has one on the back?

There’s nothing else particularly remarkable about this board, although my impression is that the higher quality units seem to use this FT-C4-LCD variant. If anyone has information to the contrary, I’d certainly appreciate knowing about it.

So as I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been sending these photos to any prospective sellers with SD C4 units and asking them to address the issues I’ve pointed out here in writing.

If they either can’t or won’t, I just simply move on. I’m sure there are some people that will argue that I’m just wasting my time, but that’s fine, it’s my time to waste. I think if enough buyers start insisting on better quality up front, and stop buying garbage, it may encourage the factories to improve their quality in general.

To that end, I’m asking any seller to guarantee, in writing, that I will receive exactly what we agreed upon up front, or that they will have to provide a full refund and pay return shipping. To be fair, I am willing to pay more for that. I’m not asking for a top shelf unit at a rock bottom price.

So for any sellers reading this that are interested, please post a note on here, as it may be of interest to others. No need to PM me. Any experience that I have with any seller, I will report back to on here fairly and accurately. I think anyone deserves a fair chance. At the same time, I will be completely honest and detailed about the entire experience, so please bear that in mind ahead of time. I would encourage others to do the same. I feel like this is one place where open communication will benefit everyone.

To any sellers that might be reading this:

Please understand that none of us want to buy a unit, have problems, and have to deal with sending back to China and playing games with you. All anyone wants is a high quality car diagnostic scanner that will work reliably for years. It is better for you and for us to pay a little more up front and get a better quality product. Since you go to great lengths to obscure your production sources, it becomes your job to communicate to them that poor quality is not acceptable.

How to Retrofit Mercedes W204 Rear Lights by MB Star DAS

Here is a little tutorial on Mercedes-Benz W204 rear lights retrofit by using MB Star Diagnosis DAS software with benz star c4.

Disclaimer: This is for W204 chassis only. You are at your risk.

Start DAS Developer and do the usual “quick test”

(all our DAS comes with developer mode)
Open op the REAR SAM module:

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Go to Development data

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Select control unit adaptions

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Go to the Control unit adaptions (Variant Coding)

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Go to the Parameter Lichtfunction:

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Change the coding according to the below screenshots:
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Save the config
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Select yes:

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Now shut down MB Star DAS FROM Obd2tool.com, shut down the car and lock it, now start the car again and everything should be working correctly.

Review MB STAR C3 XENTRYDAS Windows 10

Like many others I had a long, long struggle getting my Mercedes Star Diagnostic XENTRY-DAS setup working and thought I would share some of the learning to the forum.

There are many non-factory setups available with prices generally ~$600 for a C3 Star Multiplexer, cables, Dell 630 (built-in RS232 port), already loaded HDD. I didn’t want to spend that much and shopped on-line acquiring an external USB HDD with 05-2015 software and VMWare loaded. I acquired the Mux from NaHai Tech. Apparently these Multiplexers are Actia derivatives with the same serial number (6511100299), Part D4. I got the RS232 and OBD cables separately from other vendors as well.
I am using a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop with Windows 10.
VMWaredoes nicely run the XENTRY/DAS software on the virtual desktop through the external USB HDD. A variety of keygens are on-line, or through the forums here to get the necessary keys for WIS/EPC/Xentry. (Just having WIS is a blessing!)

Optimistically I connected it all up to the car (2004 W220.170, S430) but did not get the green “Connected” icon in the desk band. Rats. However the SDConnect Toolkit showed the Mux as “Part D” but “no connection”. So at least the computer sees the Mux.

I had read all the caveats on the forums about RS232 cable type, setting COM Port 2, setting low serial bit rate, fake RS232-RS485 modules on the serial cable, and that engine diagnostic tool C3 Part D is unsupported post 09/2014.

I started troubleshooting with the USB RS232 cable and tried one with FTDI and one without. To be certain they were communicating through VMWare I connected each to the serial input of an old IBM w/ serial port and used serial bus comm software to send/receive data from each computer. So I know either cable will work (if sometimes temperamentally). My version of VMWare Workstation (10.0) requires a “Removable Device” (which can be a thumb drive if you want to import data, or the DVD drive, or USB cable) be selected from a “VM” menu drop down. Its imperative that VMWare recognize that you want to disconnect from the host and put a check-mark by the device listing after the dialog comes up asking permission. Likewise when if you switch to the host (ie Win 10 in my case) the device (i.e. USB serial cable) won’t be available unless you disconnect VMWare’s use of it.

So the problem must be in the Mux itself or a cabling issue beyond the serial cable. After much screwing around and getting nowhere I finally contacted the vendor through their AliExpress contact portal. They were quite responsive and helpful. The HDD came with TeamViewer and so one night in the wee hours I setup the system and after several hours (arg!) the Chinese tech operated Teamviewer and evidently changed some Config settings. The green comm light came on the deskband!! Eureka. Short lived. When I restarted VMWare nothing worked again. NaHai said it must be a software problem, to purchase a plug-in HDD from them. With so much time invested I decided to get another C3 Mux and RS232 cable, from OBD2TOOL this time, the problem must be with one or the other. Shipping was quite fast actually and in a week or so I had the new setup ready. While waiting I investigated the Mux internals for bad solder joints and mapped the pinouts of the serial cable. I’ve worked with RS232 and RS485 in the past and this wiring is non-standard, to my head scratching.

With the new Benz diagnostic tool C3 Mux and new RS232 (but theirs comes with a converter box RS232-RS485, and it has internals) I connected it with my VMWare setup and it works! I can operate Xentry and diagnose the problems with my car – and there are several.
I tried the original Mux too and it works fine as well.

Patience pays. The supplier’s directions for setup and operation of this complex system is lacking. And it is, as everyone has commented many times, a very complex set of electronics and software!!! But anyone with an older Benz and limited budget (i.e. why not buy a new Benz if the budget isn’t limited!) will treasure the XENTRY/DAS‘s abilities and save a lot more money in the long run.