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    Hello

    I've been trying for a while to get DIS or similar diagnostic programs whilst connected to my car 20 pin socket under the bonnet.


    I have an IBM T43 with a docking unit unit with the serial port on the back.

    I have enabled the serial port from the bios on the T43.

    As far as software goes I have:


    Thanks to David Mc & MaikelK


    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...postcount=1481

    http://www.4shared.com/dir/LfFoCBq2/...s_Machine.html


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    DIS V57 with SSS 32 & TIS V12 - running from a vmware workstation in Win XP.

    EDIABAS + INPA + NCS coding

    Finally Car soft 6.5 + SP1

    I have other versions of DIS (easy44 & v39), which seem a bit complicated to get working compared to V57.


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    I've tried Carsoft 6.5 with the serial cable & ADS interface, carsoft shuts down with 'Copy protection error'??

    Dis V57 doesn't recognise the diagnostic head type??

    INPA & EDIABAS don't recognise either??


    The key in the ignition is always set to the second position, whilst trying the program out.


    I have read many tutorials on the BMW forum sites.

    From what I've read it seems pretty straight forward for some people to get working correctly .


    But unable to get a posotive outcome from the device & software.


    Any help from anyone on her who has got it to work would be grateful.

    All the best to everyone & thanks.
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    I'd go for easyDIS, they call it easy DIS for a reason!

    The other ones look easier but the guides I have seen often miss out loads of info, and often contradict each other.

    With v44, you have the self diagnostics capabilities where the software will ping the virtual networks so you can see if your virtual machine is actually getting to the various network cards in windows
     
     

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    Cheers !

    I used this post:

    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1297683


    For a guide but sort of got stuck at loading Daemon Tools Pro, as this program resides only in the lower taskbar, so I couldn't mount the Easy Dis Image.

    If this guide has or can be improved upon in installation instructions then please let me know.

    Also are there any other programs for Win XP that can mount an image like Daemon Tools Pro?

    I will try Easy Dis V44 again.

    Fingers crossed..
     
     

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    daemon tools is a bit dodgy, it works great I'm sure but isn't user friendly.

    If you have it running and can get to the screen shot shown, keep hitting button til you see the iso as loaded.

    Another point is you do not need to preallocate the disc space!
    Set it to the size given, 18.35gb or whatever, but don't click the preallocate.
    I know this isn't needed as I have a v55 complete with the TIS built in and that only uses what it needs at 4-5gbs rather than 18gb of empty unusable space.
     
     

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    I started over using the Easy DIS v44 from:

    MaikelK - An easy DIS machine


    Followed the instructions as per PDF x 2 files.

    One file from the above easy dis machine & another from the David Mc Easy Dis v44

    Both installation instructions contradict each other, or one contains instructions the other misses out????

    Got to the point where the instructions say to start the virtual machine after configuration & mounting the ISO base v44 in Daemon tools.

    Press F2 to enter the Vmware BIOS - tried this pressing F2 a dozen times & nothing - just a blank screen???


    Shut laptop down & rebooted into main BIOS & made the CD boot 1st, then HD.

    Restarted & followed the vmware instructions again - no joy!!

    I have an IBM T43 Laptop & dock, so presumably these instructions should work as I was advised the IBM range was well suited for this type of diagnostic program.

    Any help would be grateful.

    I've included both PDF GT1 install instructions & also one I came across specifically for an IBM install (I'm not using to which I'm not reformatting my laptop for again)


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    You might be pressing F2 in windows, not the linux system.

    when you start the VM machine, click the screen and it'll then take over the keyboard, and you'll be locked into VM ware.
     
     

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    There must be a special way to install on an IBM thinkpad T43?


    If anyone has the same or similar thinkpad or same thinkpad machine with it correctly working I'd like to hear from you.

    Easy DIS installation my ar**!!

    Thanks and all the best to everyone.
     
     

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    You are mixing too many things together, the Thinkpad method, easydis, daemon tools etc.

    Easydis is for XP, bin the thinkpad pdf as that won't apply.
     
     

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    IBM thinkpad installation PDF sent to the 'trash bin'!


    Yes I was pressing F2 whilst in the Win XP enviroment, I quickly clicked the Vmware screen whilst it was booting up & pressed F2 & the vmware BIOS screen appeared.

    So the project continues....


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    By jove I think I've got it!!

    Now how can I corporate TIS v12 2007 to work with Easy DIS, or is TIS v12 just for DIS v57?

    Does Easy DIS v44 already have TIS installed/embedded into it?

    Where can I find the ECU coding profiles to possibly 'flash the ECU' at a later date?

    Overall I suppose the principles of installing easy DIS v44 would be the same for installing v39 or v57??

    I have SSS v32 on a workstation image, again could I use this with v44, or is SSS a separate program??


    Many thanks.
     
     

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