How to Choose good SD C4 Star Diagnosis SDConnect MB Star C4

MHHAuto Mb Star Connect C4  Mercedes Benz Star Diagnosis SD Connect C4 Experience Sharing

There are so many kinds Auto key Programmer MB Star C4 SD Connect Multiplexer in the market, how to choose a good Star Diagnosis SD Connect Multiplexer? Below eobdtool.com share a Star Diagnostic SD Connect MB Star C4 Mux identify guide as following. This is sharing from MHHAuto forum, great Mercedes Star diagnostic SDconnect SD C4 tools experience sharing.

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MHHAuto Thread: SD Connect C4 — avoiding garbage

I’m in the market for an SD connect C4 on www.cnautotool.com mercedes benz Star 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 MB Star C4 SD Connect 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 Star diagnostic tool SD C4 Multiplexer 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 MB Star Diagnostic SD Connect C4 units along with some commentary about whatever info I can provide at this point.

to, 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 Analog Devices. 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 Star Diagnosis SD Connect PCB— I think one of the MHH members posted this from an original SDC4.

Why MB Star C3 Xentry cannot work on W205 recent Mercedes

User puzzles:

I have installed Xentry 9.2014 in Benz 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 Compact 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.Mercedes Benz 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 MB Star diagnosis 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

MB Star C3SD C4 2016.03 DAS Xentry Activation Guide

Here’s the step-by-step DAS/Xentry activation guide for Mercedes Benz MB Star diagnostic (Super MB Star C3/MB SD Connect C4) system by Youobd2.com technician.

Software version: V2016.03

HDD format optinal: Dell D630/External

Operating system: Win 7 64-bit/Win8

Multi-languages: Chinese; English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish & Turkish.

2016.03 MB STAR C3MB STAR C4 software including:
1.D-A-S / Xentry 2016.03
2.W-I-S net 2015.09
3.EPC.net 2015.09 : Electronic Parts Catalog
4.ST Finder 2008:Part location finder
5. STARKey : manager the startkeys
6, SDMEDIA 2014
7, PL70
8.Win7 O/S
How to activate MB Star  2016.03 DAS Xentry EPC on Win7 64-bit?
Send to us this
Hardware ID XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX
LAN-ID XXXXXXXXXXXX
HW-ID XXXXXXXXXXX APPID XXX
XENTRY
Run the software “Get Hardware ID ”
17-01
COPY HW-ID:XXXXXXXXXXXX & APP-ID:XXX r
17-02

17-03
Mbstarshop engieer will send you back the Startkey. Paste the Startkey and activate Xentry.

17-05
Run Xentry

17-06 17-07

DAS

Run the software “Get Hardware ID ” , copy the generated hardware ID to our dealer for the license.reg file.

17-1

17-2
Run file”license.re

17-3

17-4

17-5
EPC.net

17-6

Login with User : admin password: 12345

17-7

Click “Server” ->“Edit the access authorization ”

17-8
Send us the Lan-ID , We will give you a new startkey. Paste the new startkey

17-9

17-10

Run EPC

17-11

17-12
MB Star diagnosis software activation complete.

Easy Guide on how to install MB SD C4 Batteries

The newest MB SD Connect C4 wireless Star diagnosis with V2015.07 software HDD has been come out. Do you know how to use it? To install batteries is the first step you have to do. Here is the detailed instruction help to install MB SD C4 batteries.

1. Please prepare the following tools:
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①— SD connect multiplexer which need to input the batteries。
②— 6 units Ni-MH Rechargeable batteries,Size:AA, Voltage:1.2V, Capacity:above 1700mA。
③— 1 unit 108M WIFI Card。
④— Plum screwdriver,Specification:T-20

2.Take out the rubber:
2.1 Use the T20 Plum screwdriver to take out the screws as below.

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2.2 Take out the rubber as below.

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①— Batteries Space.
②— WIFI Card Space.
③— SD Card Space.

3. Insert the Rechargeable batteries.
3.1 Use the T20 Plum screwdriver to take out the screws of Batteries Space fixation as below.
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3.2 Take out the fixation of Batteries Space. Pay attention to the Battery polarity marked in the Batteries Space.
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3.3 Insert the batteries. Note the Battery polarity.
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3.4 Button on the Fixation of Batteries Space after inputting the Rechargeable batteries.
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3.5 Use the T20 Plum screwdriver to fix the screws of Batteries Space fixation as below. Inserting the batteries is finished.
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4. Installing WIFI Card.
4.1 Inserting the Auto Scanner Tool WIFI Card into the WIFI Card Space. Please make the correct direction.
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4.2 Push it to make it totally connected.
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4.3 Cover the rubber and fix the screws to finish all the work.
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That’s all about how to install MB SD Connect C4 diagnosis by Automotive Scanners

Free download 07.2017 Mercedes Xentry software for MB SD C4

Pay attention mates! Here comes latest 07.2017 Mercedes Xentry Diagnostics!

Below you get free download link for 07.2017 MB STAR C4 software +07.2017 MB Xentry wallpaper.

Enjoy at your own risk.

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07.2017 Mercedes Xentry Software+ Wallpaper Free download for MB SD Connect C4

https://mega.nz/#!Z1p31TZT!YEPhcSvtjmKVClCqHX72bhyDim2jgnTyA40hvkw-kGw

No pass

Thanks MHH forum!

Date: 2017.07
Version: 2017.07
Developer: Daimler AG
Language: Multilingual

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Any TESTED& WORKING& SAFE Mercedes Xentry software?

Yes! Here you go:

Mercedes DAS Xentry 05.2017 HDD for WIN7 500GB

Or Mercedes DAS Xentry 05.2017 SSD for WIN7 256GB

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Some reviews on 07.2017 DAS Xentry, hope it helps!

This version is mostly the same like previous, some more protection and redesign.

The same bugs with this version, possible it’s normal according to Daimler opinion:
–StartKeyCenter doesn`t not show key validation dates. Any key. But Xentry understands validation dates perfectly.
–AddOnCenter doesn`t close to a tray, if it was once opened, it stays at the taskbar always. Then a problem with a computer Shut down.

Changelogs were renewed.
“The XENTRY Diagnosis Software from Youobd2 has undergone a redesign. A Help Card with details can be found in the Support Tool.”

DAS 7.7.2.1 version like in 2016.07.
Limitations for Old keys:
StartKeyCenter limitation for DAS.
DAS License.0 limitation.
2221-XX limitation.
3.91 limitation.
MUX FW update is not needed from the version 2015.09 to 2017.07

1.What is possible to make, beginning from the worst.
2.Stupid files replacing is still possible to fix 2221 and 3.91 errors with loosing a hell of Java instructions for Old keys. Now it looks like foolish game with a simple illusion in the end.
3.Another way was tried just for fun. It`s possible to safe all Java instructions for Old keys with decoding and native Java code rewriting/fixing. Native DAS is possible to start with the same license parameters like it was with Old DAS keys and Old DAS license key is absolutely not needed in the system at all. Protection could be fully disabled by now.
4.“Original” keys.

There is a new not activated protection in a code with this version. Better to say 2 variants, but mostly the similar.

How to reset SDconnect c4 LAN & WLAN IP address

This is the how-to guide of sd connect c4 mux IP address setup for the local area connection and wireless network connection. And it will help solve WLan Error 2 displayed on the c4 mux.

the Wlan Error2

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see the screenshots

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sdconnect-c4-wlan-error-2-message-2

sdconnect-c4-wlan-error-2-message-3
Here is a solution…tested OK by Auto Scan Tool.

RESET LAN & WLAN IP address as follows:

On Desktop, right click to go to Personalize

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Control Panel-> Network and Internet-> Network and Sharing Center

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Network Connection-> Local Area Connection 2 Properties-> Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/Pv4) Properties

Use the following IP address:

IP address: 172.29.127.119

Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

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Change adapter settings

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Network Connection-> Wireless Network Connection 3 Properties-> Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/Pv4) Properties

Use the following IP address:

IP address: 192.168.2.110

Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

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Open Road24h Ad-Hoc Connector for MB Star C4 Scanner Mux

Click on -1- Make Roard24h Ad-hoc Profile, then OK

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Click on -2- Connect to MUX via Road24h, then OK

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Road24h now is connecting

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Open Administration

SDconnect Toolkit

Information

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Register/Configure

Setup Encryption: WEP/ Hex

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Enter the key

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Copy the key as the network security key

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Start

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Road14h is connected

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The network location is now Work

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SDconnect Toolkit Preview

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It’s working!

Xentry/DAS can be used via WIFI.

Vediamo M Mode Variant Coding W212 7G

Some important tips of Benz Diagnostic Tool W212 7G M Mode Variant Coding using Vediamo.

Purpose:

W212 7G M Mode Variant Coding

You need:

Vediamo running with Sd connect C4

SCN coding database

Variant code:

Y2KY

BetaMar

I want to have M-mode in W212 E500 4matic 2010 model 212.090 SA801 – YOM 10/1, at the moment my variant code is Y2KX, does anyone help me to know the right code for M-mode ?

StarRacer

That’s interesting. I’ve got nearly the same car (W212 from 2009) and I’m also looking for the manual mode. My variant code is Y2KY.

Someone recommended to try three codings before and after the current one but I’m a bit hesitant with this.
The coding contains several properties of the car including 4Matic or RWD. In contrast to the RWD ones, the 4Matic have a torque limitation to protect the gearbox etc. when starting with full throttle. Therefore, a genuine 4Matic variant code would be preferable.

I think in the 7G coding collection there was no W212 E500 with M-mode. The next “match” could be an S500 4Matic (221.086). From the thread mentioned its variant code is YE25. Not sure if this one has M-mode, though.

BetaMar

I want to confirm that in 212.090 with MY2010 SA801 M-mode work very well

with Y2KZ ?? Imidietly after coding there was error showed in KI display “presafe function is unavaiable” but after ignition off/on everything works!

For 212.090 MY2009 SA800 correct coding is Y2AR

StarRacer

SUCCESS! Now with working M-mode! Y2KZ also works for me. Same error as above after first start which went away with the 2nd start.

Test drive was successful. One drawback, however: The gear switching times in M are not better than in C or S. Some years ago, I read from an S211 (E500 M273 with 7g) which was given M-mode and the owner claimed significantly faster gear switching. He did it the official way: Changing VeDoc and online SCN coding. Maybe there’s more to it than just the VGS variant coding.