MB SD Connect C4/C5 software V2018.03 has released
New software program come!2018.03 MB SD Connect C4 computer software (XENTRY/DAS) is verified to perform together with the sd c4 diagnostic tool without having problems. Here is definitely the test report of it.
This can be the functioning mercedes software 2018.03
256GB Full New SSD, Good quality!
Most current software program version: V2018.three
Help Windows 7 technique.
Do not download something towards the software program, don’t update something with the computer software, otherwise the computer software will break down.(Specifically browser for example Google Chrome)
Mercedes bus diagnosis & programming can be done via DAS only, NOT Xentry.
Computer software languages: Chinese, English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish & Turkish.
V2018.3 mercedes diagnostic tool MB SD C4 Software Functions:
1.1989~up to now Car, Bus, Truck, Sprint, Smart ;
2.All electric technique Diagnostic;(Do not include flash code)
three.reading trouble code
4.erasing trouble code
10.component location diagram
Bz ORIGINAL ANTI-THEFT
KEYZESS GO Technique
Product computer software includes: (Version: 2018 )
1. D-A-S / Xentry 2018.3: 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 program testing
2. W-I-S net 2017.10: Workshop Information System
Supply the whole view from 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 2017.10: Electronic Parts Catalog
4. ST Finder: Part Location Finder options: 2008 and 2016
5. STARUTILITIES : the movement management method and self-test
6. SDMEDIA 2014
7. PL71: 2016 Mercedes application with PL70
SD Connect C4 Mercedes diagnostic tool from
Note: there are many versions of sdconnect china clone; please check the PCB design and make sure your mux is operating with all the application before you wanna purchase the software program.
BTW:another verison:2018.three MB SD Connect Compact C4 Software HDD Version link
Purpose:do Gas tank mod reset cluster on my 2009 E350.
Tool option: MB SD Connect C4 with dell 6410 laptop(Has ssd, 4gb mem, so it should be quicker than a dell630.)
Here we go:
Found out how to reset cluster: See below part, it’s towards the end of the post.
Gas Tank Mod (Gallons) ***Need Developer Mode***
After you hit F3 it will carry on the coding process (hit “F1” to go back)
so we can reset the ECU so coding can take effect by MB SD Connect C4.
So far I’m loving STAR. I am going to code the car this weekend for Bi-Xenons and then code the card to accept the OEM front LED city lights. I’m doing a e55 bi-xenon retro fit to replace the stock crappy h7 halogen e55 projectors.
Here list reasons why you should buy a Benz MB Star diagnostic tool with a laptop full package:
—With the Dell D630’s dedicated serial port, there was no issue for me…. it was plug and play… I just loaded the HDD from the Seller into my Dell and all I needed to do was activate WIS/EPC and XENTRY/DAS with “activation keys”… I only use the Dell for mb star sd c4 purposes…
—Bought an older Dell D630 laptop with a serial port and plan on buying MB SD Connect C4 directly installed in a Dell D630 hard drive. No Virtual Machine issues.
—Benz Star diagnosis C3 / C4 actually specifies the computer or tablet used in the SDS environment… The T30 is rather slow but will get the job done.
—If your ever in the market for a faster SDS laptop, the Dell D630 with at least 2Ghz and the speed improvement especially when using Xentry is like night and day.
—the HDD that is pre-loaded with the software for SDConnect 4 by the Seller, is inserted into the DELL D630… The DELL D630 is the fastest laptop with the RS232 feature.
—Need to connect directly into a RS232 port without using an interface – this is why I went for the complete system with laptop.
—The software Xentry/ DAS is a bit slow on an old IBM so that it is worth paying a bit extra and getting a Dell D630.
—There is a very specific set of COM ports you must use for it to work. For example you need DAS to be looking at COMx within the VM session, then VMware needs to redirect that to COMx which is a ‘physical’ serial port on your machine.
—It’s probably because it has a real com port. Most laptops these days have just a USB port and things don’t always work right if you’re using a USB to RS-232 converter. You wouldn’t want to brick a component during an update if you’re using USB. The other option would be to get a C4 system, but then they cost more. I think there are a couple other systems out there like IBM that also have real com ports.
—The PART D mux(C3) is a serial ported mux—that’s the reason for the Dell and IBM older laptops.
—The PART W mux(SD connect C4) is and Ethernet/wifi connected system and that is the reason for use on other laptops—the issue is the operating system currently DAS Xentry only runs on XP.
—Plug and play!! It is more convenient for users because the software for C3/SD C4 diagnostic tool will be pre-installed before delivery.
Here are MB STAR diagnostic kits (tool+laptop) for sale:
all software pre-installed!!!
ready for use!!!
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.
2.Please connect the driver and power supply included in delivery to your Xentry connect and to the drive.
You will be prompted to insert the XENTRY Connect update BD via a message on the display.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Latest V2017.7 MB SD Connect C4/C5 Dell D630 Software HDD come with Xentry, DAS, WIS and EPC system, ect. MB SD C4 software provide full system diagnosis for Mercedes Benz Car, Bus, Truck, Sprint, Smart till now. It can work with both MB SD Connect C4 and MB SD Connect Compact 5 diagnostic tool
V2017.7 MB SD C4 Software HDD highlights:
1. Software languages: English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish & Turkish, Chinese
2. Latest Version: V2017.7, Support Mercedes Benz cars and trucks till year 2017
3. WINDOWS system available: WINDOWS 7
4. Dell D630 format hdd can be work on Dell D630/Lenovo T410/Panasonic CF19,CF52/EVG7 Laptop
5. This software can work on both MB SD Connect 4 and MB SD Connect 5 on our website
1. WIN7/WIN 10 does not support HHT-WIN! Post-2015.12 software cannot support HHT-WIN! If you need HHT-WIN, please choose V2015.12 MB SD C4 Software HDD
2. So far, Mercedes bus diagnosis & programming can be done via DAS only, NOT Xentry.
3. If you need MB SD C4 V2017.7 Software SSD, you can choose V2017.7 MB SD C4 Dell D630 SSD
4. If you need offline programming, you can buy old V2012.11 MB SD C4 Software HDD with Offline Programming Function
2017.07 software works with MB Star Diagnosis MB SD Connect Compact 4 for the latest Mercedes Benz cars and trucks. The new generation Star Diagnosis compact 4 is the latest Mercedes Benz diagnostic equipment on market for all MB vehicles, new and old.
V2017.7 MB SD C4 Software FUNCTIONS
1.1989~up to now Car, Bus, Truck, Sprint, Smart ;
2.All electric system Diagnostic;(Do not include flash code)
3.reading trouble code
4.erasing trouble code
10.component location diagram
Bz ORIGINAL ANTI-THEFT
KEYZESS GO SYSTEM
Product software includes: (Version: 2017 )
1. D-A-S / Xentry 2017.07: 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 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.
3. EPC.net 2017.01: 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. PL71: 2016 Mercedes software with PL70
1pc x Newest 2017.7 MB STAR SD C4 Software HDD
MB SD Connect C4 has been updated to the version 2015.7, which works with MB SD Connect Compact C4 and supports the latest Mercedes Benz car and truck models. Do you succeed in update the firmware? Recently, some users has consulted the update error report. Here is the instruction and solution for sharing.
The error report of MB STAR Connect Compact4 diagnostic tool is usually because hardware program of the host is deleted that wifi and SDC4 number cannot be setting up.
You can update the hardware program.
[update instruction file]
For unpdate, the three files above need to be upgraded.
The update order:
02_CSD_2_10.zip> 01_Boolimage_2_3.zip> PmPic29_Cpld13.zip
NOTE: When update, please do use brand new batteries. Also, you need OBD cable to connect to your vehicle for power supply. (If you cannot succeed in connecting to the vehicle, choose OBD 12V power instead; otherwise, 622 error report would appear to tell you that the upgrade is unsuccessful.)
Benz diagnostic tool
In general, this 00 error means that it is set poorly.
Here is some solution for update error report to help you update V2015.07 smoothly with New MB SD Connect C4/C5 diagnostic multiplexer.