What if the MDI error LED is on

gm-mdi-4
1.What if the MDI error LED is on?

Power cycle the MDI. If error light stays on, perform a software recovery procedure. After the software recovery procedure has been executed, the GM MDI Scan Tool should pass the POST and the error LED should be off. If the MDI error LED is still on contact your customer support center. The MDI must be connected using USB and the latest version of MDI firmware must be installed before usage.

2.What if the MDI does not power up?

The MDI automatically powers up when power is applied to the DLC or the AC adapter, the MDI will not power up on battery power alone. If the MDI was powered down manually then the MDI will need to be powered up manually by pressing the ON/OFF button.

?Power MDI from an external source, AC 12-volt adapter or MDI DLC cable.
?Check cable connectors and power sources.
?Press ON/OFF button on the MDI.

3.Why does the MDI sometimes take longer

than 1 minute to complete POST (Power On Self Test)?
The MDI will take approximately 1 minute to complete POST the first time it powers ON following a firmware update.

4. Why does the MDI beep when power is lost?
This beep indicates the MDI AAA batteries are temporarily supplying power to the unit. If power is removed from the MDI, there will be an audible beep for approximately 30 seconds before the MDI powers down. The AAA battery life can be extended by manually powering the MDI down.

5.Why does the MDI turn off immediately when external power is lost?

If the AAA batteries have been installed and are charged, the MDI should remain powered up when external power is removed for up to 30 seconds. The amount of time the MDI remains powered depends on the strength of the batteries.
?Verify AAA batteries have been installed correctly.
?Replace AAA batteries.

6.Which version of MDI Manager software is on the PC? The MDI?

On the MDI Manager Explorer screen, select ‘Show Details’. The software version information is displayed for the currently selected MDI. The ‘Help’ tab will also show software version info (PC only if not connected to an MDI from www.obd2tool.com).

Cloned GM MDI possible work with Ford IDS software

Is clone GM MDI interface possible to work with Ford IDS without limitations?
Also is there anyway to convert MDI to a VCM II by flashing it? They seem to be very similar. But how to?

Look here and know how mates experienced talk about it…some say yes, some no, some possible…

Reply 1: As i know, GM MDI and Ford IDS are two different scanners.
The GM MDI can’t work with Ford IDS

Reply 2: Possible but not easy…Requires editing of the Dynamic link library files and more.

i have had MDI Working with it for a long time for personal use
Since version 97.xxx it is easier than say 96.01 because when they changed things to block clones in this version, they basically changed the file structure to that of an MDI.

Reply 3: My dilemma is deciding to get rid of my MDI clone that I purchased 1 year ago (I sold my GM car and bought a Ford so I don’t need it anymore) or try to use the MDI on a Ford vehicle. I don’t have the money to purchase a genuine VCM II and I don’t want to buy a clone either.
I just want to update a few things on my Ford since the warranty is over.
I need to update the GPS module and activate the digital speedo. Looks like I’ll just leave it alone before I screw things up.

Reply 4: I have the same mdi and try flash the sd card put it in recovery mode with ford manager and don’t work when I try back to gm the tool never responding again the hardware damage and leds turn on red beeping so I think you sell that mdi and then buy a vxdiag vcx nano for ford I have one and working

Reply 5: There must be a way to flash the FPGA to a VCM. Once that’s done you can probably recovery the SD card.
The SD cards can also be copied using a tool called USB Image Tool so I’m sure you can recover your MDI.
I just don’t want to bother with it because I don’t know if it will work.
I might sell it and buy another clone. I haven’t decided yet. The MDI clone looks so much better than the VCM clone.

Reply 6: GM MDI and Ford VCM II are made by Bosch ETAS as well as Alliance VI+ or as many OEM tools now
But this one are a little bit different architecture.
So as we discussed many times and Nr. Vag Vag already confirmed in the forum you can use VCM II with Tech2Win and GDS2 but not fully
You can use VCM II with nissan consult ii scan tool pus but also hot full
Well I didn’t checked GM MDI with Ford IDS but I’m very sure tgat you are waisting your time for the moment.
When IDS will cover J2534 tool then you maybe will be happy to us the GM MDI with IDS but for the moment forget about
I changed the SD card in VCM II clone because this one was defective ( so a fresh untouched sd card – just formated ) and I only put it in Recovery Mode and I fix it. But I’m not sure that you can do it the same with a GM MDI.
You can try it.
Good luck

Reply 7: Well I suppose that you need an account/subscription
But if you know what exactly calibration you need you can download it from Obd2tool.com
Good luck

Reply 8: Forscan as you can see it can works with a simple tool ELM327 or with a Passthru J2534 tool
Gm Mdi it is a J2534 tool that’s why is working

Ids is different.

Troubleshoot the BCM on the 1996 OBD2 Vettes, GM TECH2 or GM Nano?

Looking for Chinese GM Scanner to troubleshoot the BCM on the 1996 OBD2 Vettes, purpose is to cycle the ABS pump, diagnose air bag module among other things.

Budget is supposed to be around $350.00 and if it doesn’t last that long at least it’s cheaper than the thousands.

Optional GM scanner tools:

a used Tech 2 original (Price depends on)

GM Tech2 Chinese ( $224-$330)

GM VXDiag Nano ($119 with wifi, $109 USB connection)

Here we go for their reviews

1.a used Tech 2 original will not be mentioned here, since everyone knows it is best, for the used one, you can try at your own lucky.
2.GM Tech2 Chinese reviews

1) It says it covers most 1991 to 2013 GM cars.

I just bought one off Ebay and I am going to give it a try. I purchased it from a US seller but there are others from China. I contacted the seller and asked if it would cycle the ABS pump on a 1996 Corvette and other body control module diagnostics, he said that it would.

It does come with the 32 Mb flash card for GM. He has Saab and Isuzu cards and they are $60.00 each.

2) I have used the Tech2 Chinese I purchased for numerous ABS ,BCM as well as ECM / PCM concerns on a wide variety of GM OBD II platforms………..

As you know, the title doesn’t specify which year and model of GM, the following parts take C6, 07 2500 GMC for example.

I have my C6, 07 2500 GMC, 09 Cobalt that it will work on. Have another scan tool for our foreign cars.

Surprises were, this thing is bigger than I thought. It’s a foot tall by 6″ wide. It needs the velcro straps it comes with.

Tested it on my GMC truck and all seems fine. Connector for older OBD1 as well for 91-95,6 too. Latest software for GM 33.004.

The memory card works in either slot, I tried both although the disc says to install in upper slot. It’s a tight fight because the spring loaded door doesn’t quite open enough for the card to slide in easily. I got it in with a touch of prying. Not a big deal.

Entire purchase process was easy with no problems at all. It is a great scan tool kit for not much money. Time will tell how it holds up long term but from other members reports they are getting years out of them.

Sorry about the lousy pics.

32-1

2.VXDIAG VCX Nano for GM reviews:

1) They now also have software that lets you use your laptop with the same software thats on the Tech 2 unit, it’s called a “GM Nano” ..

The Tech 2 GM Nano for the laptop is $119.00 compared to the Chinese Tech 2 clone which is around $250.00 to $300.00…..

Recently ran into an issue where i wanted to replace my aftermarket pioneer (didn’t like it and much prefer my smart phone) with a stock unit. Found a cheap OEM unit on eBay. After install, i realized that factory head units are tied to the original cars VIN. No problem, i’ll pay the dealership to fix the issue. Only problem they outright say they CANNOT guarantee they can fix the locked status of my radio and i’d still have to pay. As an IT/Network technician, i couldn’t imagine telling people i can’t guarantee i can fix your network or pc problems, but you still owe me full price plus tax.

Enter the VXDIAG VCX NANO. I was looking into clone tech II’s for the past couple weeks and stumbled onto this gem. There is very little info on this product, but i still had more faith in this thing and myself more than my own dealership so i took the plunge. For $119, i basically have the software version of a tech II device. I was able to unlock my radio in a matter of minutes. Have never used a real or upscale scan tool device so i can’t compare but just poking through some of the menus, it looks like i can do anything a tech II can. Kool thing is that the tech2win software runs just fine on my Windows 10 64bit laptop. Would be even cooler with a surface pro or similar tablet. I’m sure there are reasons for owning an actual tech II device over just software, but i wanted to try something different out of curiosity and explore other options for those that want an even cheaper alternative.

32-2
32-3
32-4
32-5

32-6

2) Using the VXdiag NANO and tech2win application, I have been able to access every tech2 function including completing a CPS variation relearn, access all abs and airbag troubleshooting functions on my ’99 C5 corvette. I have also been able to access Service Programming System functions using TIS2000 and the vxdiag nano to update the PCM. This is very promising because of the price in comparison to a tech2 clone.

The catch? I don’t think it will work on all GM vehicles. When attempting to interface with my ’97 camaro, I was unable to access the ABS or airbag functions of the tech2, receiving a communications error. I guess my camaro is still old enough where the abs and airbag functions are performed over the OBD1 data bus (although it has an obd2 connector). However, I was able to carry out programming using the tis2000 application and access transmission and drivetrain functions.

How to make the connection between the VCX Nano and the computer:

You plug the device into the OBD2 port, and then you either use Wifi back to the laptop to connect that way ($119), or you can use a usb cable instead ($109).

You have options: USB version & Wifi version

Conclusion:  

A used Tech 2 original depends on your budget.

GM Tech2 Chinese is verified been working as a real one for many years, google and you will search many good reviews.

GM VXDiag Nano, based on windows, is verified working fine too and sales at cheap price, the users are supposed to have skills to install the driver, but it’s okay if you follow the video and instruction.

If you are in the market for a tech2 for your MB Star C5 corvette, I think you should not purchase a tech2 clone. Instead, go for the GM MDI clone, or maybe the vxdiag nano if you are willing to risk the fact it seems to be hit or miss depending on the vehicle(s) you plan to interface with.

One other thing to note, if you are intending to do programming, the TIS2000 application has not been updated by GM since 2008. Instead, they now use an alternative online based application called ’tis2web’. While TIS2web has been cracked for the european export GM vehicles, it has not yet been cracked for north american operation GM vehicles. As a result, if you are using a newer vehicle for programming, you will really need to purchase a 3 day subscription to tis2web.

GM MDI software has updated to V2017.09 and “No Connection” error solved

1.Software update

1). Our GM MDI software has updated to V2017.09.It can support 2010-2017.09 year new cars.

2). If you think installation procedure is difficult for you,you can choose the GM MDI with Lenovo E49AL laptop,GM MDI software will be preinstalled in the Lenovo E49AL Laptop ,you can use it directly after receiving it.

QQ截图20180111142254

 

2.“No Connection” error solved

Here is the detail explanation of GM MDI Wifi multiple diagnostic system “no connection” error and solution.

Problem:

When get the GM MDI tool connected with computer and plugged into car’s DLC OBD port, only two of the indicator light flashed while the other two are off. And then the GM MDI software system displayed “no connection” error message. See Fig.1 and Fig. 2.

gm-mdi-no-connection-1-1024x469

gm-mdi-no-connection-2-1024x589

 

Possible reason:
Improper operation procedure leads to the communication failure.

Solution:

Quit the GM MDI software and disconnect the GM MDI main unit
Open MDI Manager to check the driver
Open “Network setup” to check the network condition
If your MDI Manager shows a connection with your MDI and says software is compatible with pc, it is OK.
Reconnect the MDI device and load software again.

Follow the correction connection procedure and settings:

USB connection:

Once install and run the MDI manager, power up the MDI tester using the A/C 12-volt adapter. Then connect it to your computer with via USB cable.  The MDI appears in the application’s Explorer window where all the MDI units detected by your PC.

 

WIFI wireless connection:

1) Click MDI_Manager icon to start the MDI Manager software
2) Connect MDI with PC using USB cable
3) Power on the MDI by plugging in the A/C 12-volt adapter
4) Select and Connect to your MDI in the MDI Manager software MDI Explorer tab.
5) Select “Network Setup”
6) Select “Wireless” tab.
7) Select “Enable Wireless Interface check box in the Interface Control box to enable the interface. Once you enable the interface, the IP Address Configuration box and the Apply and Cancel buttons become active.
8) Select Obtain an IP address automatically if your LAN automatically assigns IP addresses. Otherwise enter the assigned IP Address and Subnet mask.
9) Select “Access Point” to start wireless access configuration.
10) If you are not within range of the access point you want to use, or the access point is not broadcasting its SSID, select the Enter Network Name [SSID]: radio button and type the network name.
11) If you are within range of your wireless access point, choose the Select from available network list radio button and then select Refresh to cause the MDI to search for wireless network signals. The detected networks are displayed in the Network Name box.
12) Select Configure after you have entered the network name
13) Enter the security setting that are required by your network, then select Next.
14) Select Yes to re-configure your MDI, or if you want to start over select No.
15) Select OK.
16) Choose the Properties tab to verify that the MDI is configured correctly.
17) Write down previous settings you did for future reference.

NOTE:

Installing the MDI Manager software installs certain utilities that are required for your TIS2Web programs to use the MDI. But, it is not necessary to start the MDI Manager software before using TIS2Web programs.

Please click here to place an order.

Gm mdi scan tool software installation well with laptop ready to use

If you ready to buy GM MDI diagnostic tool and feel it is difficult to install software.  this is a good news for you .we  can  install the gm mdi software well for you.  when you received the  goods, you can use it directly . save money and time.  we also provide technology  support . best aftermarket service

after  you received the GM MDI Scan Tool. you need to connect it with vehicles. following picture show you how to connect with vehicles.

11

12

this gm mdi not need battery. When you use it, connect this device with your car, car will provide the power for this GM MDI. And use it to diagnose and code the car.

GM MDI software including GlobalTIS, opeltis, gds2, techwin etc. see in the pictures

13

if you buy the GM MDI Plus EVG7 together. we will install the software well, when you use this device again, it will prompt the hardware is low, you need to update, then just click update is ok.

GM MDI support multi-language. it is convince for you.

14

Gm MDI support GM cars 1990-2013, support Opel model before 2013 year , Holden around 2010 and more vehicles.

gm mdi is work better than gm tech2 diagnostic tool. GM MDI is newer scanner for new GM models, while Tech2 scan tool is for old models.

GM MDI Scan tool Plus EVG7 Tablet PC V2017.02 Software

http://www.obd2tool.com/blog/2017/05/27/gm-mdi-scan-tool-software-installation-well-with-laptop-ready-to-use/