Mercedes Benz star C3/C4/C5 buying guide

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Mercedes Benz star C3/C4/C5 buying guide

Mercedes benz star scanner is a very popular auto scanner in the market. However,Many customer are confused to choose when they want to buy one, because there is four version of mb star:Mercedes Benz star c3,benz star c4, Benz Star SD Connect Compact 4 C4 and super MB benz star C5.

So now,i will summarize their similarity and difference,hope it will helpful for customers to choose.

Similarity:

1.Benz star C3/C4 and MB star sd connect c4,Super MB Star c5 use same software.
2.For the hardware, Benz star C3/C4/C5 is same function in diagnosing.

Difference:

1.For the functions, MB star c3 and c4 are almost the same,C4 can do all the works what C3 does and it is the replacement of Compact C3.
Just benz star c4 size is small and weight is light,much convience and the anti‐interrupting ability is better.
One more thing, as customer feedback, the advantage of c3 is can do trucks best.

2.Mercedes Star Diagnostic MB starC3, C4 just can support Mercedes Benz cars manufactured after year 2000. Super MB star c5,Benz SD Connect C4 can support all current and new coming MB vehicles.

3.Benz star c3,c4,SD connect C4 update by Harddisk.That means when customer want to update,they need to send back harddisk to supplier,after finish update,then send back to them again or just buy a new HDD.For the long international distance,it may need about 2 weeks can complete one time update,so it is very trouble and inconvience.

Under this suitation,Super mb benz star c5 is release, it is can update through super mb star official web directly, which will be much convience and time saving.

In addition,Super mb star C5 work with W204, W207, W212, 405, 451, 452 and 454. Besides the software c3 and c4 own,it 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.

4.Now we turn to MB star SD connect C4 again.MB Star SD connect C4 not only support KL diagnosis and three lines CAN BUS diagnosis, but also support UDS diagnose protocol, Because it have UDS chips. Star C3,C4,c5 don’t have this chip, so they can not support UDS.

The most advantage of SD connect c4 is: It can connect to PC by wireless or Lan cable.So it will be much more convience than Benz star C3/C4/c5.

Besides, Autonumen.com Mercedes Benz star SD connect C4 interface components used the military quickly inserted techniques that can support one million times plug, more stably;And all of the its core components adopt new original packaged chip, plus 24 hours fatigue test, to ensure its stable release.

So in all,each version have its advantage,just see which one is most suitable and interested you.


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Different between MB SD Connect Compact 5 and MB SD C4 Star Diagnostic Tool

MB SD C4 Star Diagnostic Tool is the professional diagnostic tool for benz cars and trucks. This is the popular tool which enjoy the market of Benz diagnosic Market.

Recently, one of the new tool which named MB SD Connect Compact 5 launch to the market. It is the update version of MB SD C4.

What is the different between these two tools?

The performs of MB SD Connect Compact 5 same function as MB SD Connect C4 with newer design. The new MB SD Connect C5 with same case as original Xentry Connect 5 multiplexer. Other features are exactly the same as MB SD C4. The new MB SD Connect C5 is cheaper in price than mb sd connect c4.

Comparing the features of MB SD CONNECT Compact C4 , what is the different?

The host communication connection end USES from design, to avoid inadvertently fall in the normal use of the communication port to connect and communication failure, etc.
DC 12 v power supply design/host upgrades to avoid the battery installation/battery voltage instability/host can’t enter the shutdown state, etc, caused by the motherboard and rapid  aging of the battery.
The host CPU radiator surface and perfectly fit alloy shell, good heat dissipation effect. Equipment running smoothly, don’t crash.
The host USES the tamper clasp, should to avoid fragile warranty sticker damage caused by the warranty disputes.
Host wifi protected the upgrade for PC plastic shell, solid quality does not affect the wi-fi signal.
OBD main telecommunication lines connected to the host end upgraded to VGA15 industrial-grade connector.
Network upgrade for gigabit connections/pure copper wire core/double layer aluminum foil/woven mesh/silica insulation material. Gigabit communication Against interference/pulling  open circuit / / fracture in low temperature.

Mercedes Star Diagnostic MB SD C5 Supported System: ENGINE, automatic transmission, air conditioning system, SRS, ABS and ASR, MPL, GM, Benz original security DASX system, KEYZESS GO system and OBD II system, etc.

Lastest version software for MB SD Connect C5 is 2016.05.

Vehicle coverage : Mercedes Benz Car, Bus, Truck,Sprint, Smart from 2000 up to now;Especial for 2015 new models like W222, W221, W212, W203, 211,204,GL166, B 246, CLS 218, SLK172.

From Autonumen.com MB SD Connect C5 more special functions,such as engineer mode, remove limitations,etc.It can also support offline SCN coding functions.


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Xentry Connect C5 Fake vs. Real

First , see the fakemb Mercedes C5: nothing update
Fake mb star c5 is another SDconnect c4 with a different look only
fake C5 adopts the same design in appearance as the genuine from French ACTIA Company
same sw, some PCB, same result
See the fake board from c5 mux, completely same as Mercedes BENZ C5
To buy a fake c5 is to have a c4 in hand.
But now, you have luck with a real mercedes star diagnostic c5.
Genuine Xentry Connect C5
1:1 clone of the original
This 1:1 clone of the original is the newest star diagnosis system in the year 2017.
Same as the one produced by French ACTIA Company, can test Engine /Transmission / air conditioning /SRS.ABS/ anti-theft system and OBD-II system.
New & Update:
1 This C5 is the real version with HQ PCB like the original, not the cheap onemade by SD connect PCB.
2 support the newest hybrid W222.
3 has an Ethernet switch, which switches the TCP/IP messages in the event of DoIP diagnosis to the vehicle side.
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What the difference between C5 and other Mercedes star diagnostic?
Hardware: The hardware of C5 is better and stable than MB Star C4; it has a qualitative improvement in hardware and software by authorization of diagnostic interface to control the software.
1.OS: Windows Embedded Standard 7(32bit)
2.Processor: ArrandaieCeleron P4500 oder P4505(38W TDP)
3.Memory: 4G hard disk with 256GB SSD
4.Display: 128*64 PX
5.Battery: 40 minutes (When CPU capacity to 60%)
6.Weight: 1.9KG
7.Network connection: WLAN : IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n2.4+5GHZ
The way to connect: support wireless connection via 1000M workshop switches, also support wired connection.
Software: All diagnostic software is loaded into the Xentry Connect multiplexer itself.
The management software can be installed on any computer with Windows 7 – 32-bit or Windows 8 – 32-bit and serves only for communication with the multiplexer
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 you should buy Xentry connect?
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.
What about original Xentry connect c5 price?
Undoubtedly, the original c5 with Panasonic tablet from the ACTIA Company is excellent … 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.

Thus, with 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.
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V2017.7 MB SD Connect Compact C4 C5 DELL D630 Software HDD Support WIN7 System

Latest V2017.7 MB SD Connect Compact 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 Compact 4 and MB SD 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

Please Note:
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 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
5.live-data
6.adaptation
7.component testing
8.maintenance
9.information consultation
10.component location diagram
11.wiring diagram

Testable system:
ENGINE
AUTO-SPEED
AIRCONDITIONAL SYSTEM
SRS
ABS
ASR
MPL
GM
Bz ORIGINAL ANTI-THEFT
DASX SYSTEM
KEYZESS GO SYSTEM
OBD-II 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

Packing including:
1pc x Newest 2017.7 MB STAR SD C4 Software HDD
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Solution about MB STAR C4, MB STAR C5 Update and can not test vehicles problems

Make sure your computer hardware version is higher the mb star c4 or mb star c5 version, otherwise, CSD will show update failed . Bootimage can update successfully. The following picture show how to check the mb star c4 or mb star c5 version1
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The following picture is show your computer hardware HDD software version66
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If their software is not same, it no need update ( because factory has upgraded the latest version of the mb star c4 or mb star c5 machine)

If customer not use our HDD software, it will appear read vehicle failed problems.

Solution as following

(1) Mb star c4 or mb star c5 supply power to confirm the machine was turn on, like the following picture ( If now show the three icon, it means the mb star c4 or c5 main unit is broken)

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(2). connect LAN with computer, confirm computer IP change to172.29.127.118, like the following picture :

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(3)  change of software using pattern (Because you modify the software for the firmware upgrade mode, the software is not test the vehicles)The following picture is show the software is upgrade mode
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The following picture is show test read vehicle mode.

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Three files name Update_automaticx , Update_manualx ; Update_SpecialxThis is read vehicle mode, if can not read vehicle, please change files name, then restart computer


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MB SD Connect C5 compare with MB SD C4

MB SD Connect Compact 5 performs the same function as MB SD Connect C4 with newer design. MB SD C5 supports both cars and trucks. Supports wireless connection. Supports Offline and Online Programming.
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V2017.09 MB Compact 5 Features:

1. New MB SD Connect Compact 5 Star Diagnosis supports wireless diagnose;
2. New MB SD Connect Compact 5 Star Diagnosis not only supports K line diagnose and CAN BUS,but also UDS diagnose protocol.Old MB STAR C4 main board is without UDS chip, so old MB STAR C4 can not support thiese 2 functions;
3. Multiplexer will be connected via Lan cable;
4. Connector adopts Military quick swap technology, can support 10,000 times pull plug, more stable;
5. All core accosseries adopts original new packing chip, and 24hours test, product quality is guaranteed;
Automotive Diagnostic Tools MB SD Connect C5 vs. MB SD C4:
MB SD Connect C5 new  features comparing MB SD Connect C4:
1. The host communication connection end USES from design, to avoid inadvertently fall in the normal use of the communication port to connect and communication failure, etc.
2. DC 12 v power supply design/host upgrades to avoid the battery installation/battery voltage instability/host can’t enter the shutdown state, etc, caused by the motherboard and rapid  aging of the battery.
3. The host CPU radiator surface and perfectly fit alloy shell, good heat dissipation effect. Equipment running smoothly, don’t crash.
4. The host USES the tamper clasp, should to avoid fragile warranty sticker damage caused by the warranty disputes.
5. Host wi-fi protected the upgrade for PC plastic shell, solid quality does not affect the wi-fi signal.
6. OBD main telecommunication lines connected to the host end upgraded to VGA15 industrial-grade connector.
7. Network upgrade for gigabit connections/pure copper wire core/double layer aluminum foil/woven mesh/silica insulation material. Gigabit communication Against interference/pulling  open circuit / / fracture in low temperature.

See more click:www.autonumen.com


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2017.09 MB SD Connect C4/C5 software can’t be used normally ?

Recently many customers reflect that when they run MB STAR C4 and MB STAR C5 xentry diagnostic software, it will ask you to enter user name and serial number. What happen to us ?

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We help customer to remote control with teamviewer and we found that the hard driver (HDD) was not buy from our company. Customer meet this problem because they try to copy the software from our HDD. Our hard drive is encrypted and not allowed to replicate. A copy of the new hard disk software will appear this problem.
Please don’t copy the software from our Hard drive by yourself. Otherwise your software will lock ! Please contact us by email sales@obd2tool.com if you have any question about MB STAR C4 and MB STAR C5.

Link: http://www.autonumen.com/


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2017 Newest version for mb star c5 with Super Engineering Software DTS monaco And Vediamo

MB star c5 newest software version is 2017.03 now . the mb strar c5 diagnostic tool support Benz cars, trucks, bus, passenger car and more.

mb stra c5 Super engineer software DTSmonaco  it can achieve separate programming, scan entire vehicle software code, read entire vehicle setting code data, It truly one-button operation, Keep entire vehicle data
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Car Diagnostic Tools mb star c5 scanner tool support function as following:

1.unit for off-line programming

2.a key to off-set code

3.W166, cancel the programmed number of calculation method of urea, one perfect canceled all 166 urea system.

The new c s-series to the factory installed conversion:

4.222, 205 installing fragrance systems

5.2015, paragraph 212, changing traffic light permanently lit

6.212, 204, adding electric ear

7.222 205 HU5 traffic solution for DVD video

8.W164 closed recycling system

9.W205, retro atmosphere lamp

10.205, 222 adding electric ear electric trunk, the trunk kicking function

11.166, how to modify the gateway set up codes

12.166 meters finished degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Celsius

13.US standard maintenance mileage be set to the number of miles

14.164 disabled diesel particle filter regeneration system

15.166 canceled urea

16.205 added electric rear vision mirror

17.HU45 regional Chinese resolve lock

18.W204 W166 foldable rear-view mirror

19.change the 166 on board, display in Celsius

20.W212 disable ECO configurations

21.activate the HOLD function ABR2XT

22.open W22 looked up appears

23.the AMG sports package enabled W212

24.the air bag computer reset factory State W166

25.to increase the brightness of the color instrument cluster s W222

26.22.97g to install the steering wheel shift paddles

27.W221 AMG W216 dashboard style

28.airbag ECU unlock W204 212

29.disabled child seat recognition sensors W221

30.opening rear fog lamps as spare brake lights with W222

31.increasing engine power MED177

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To understand much more about mb star c5

You recognize, Star diagnostic multiplexer, it doesn’t matter Car Diagnostic Tools c3 or c4, needs a laptop having a fairly certain set of COM ports you must use for it to work. By way of example you may need to have DAS to commonly be around the lookout at COMx all through the VM session, then VMware needs to redirect that to COMx and that is a ‘physical’ serial port inside your equipment. And ideal right here I may well want to clearly show you the way to achieve COM putting within your laptop for star diagnostics

MB STAR C5 now has generally been intended and come to commonly be the most up-to-date version of devoted motor automobile diagnostic gadget for Benz automobiles. Usually, the capabilities of C4 and C5 Diagnostic Resource for Mercedes Benzare regularly precisely precisely precisely the same, but some accidental matters that get location to C4 have presently been solved by Autel Scanner C5. What’s lots quite a bit even more, the newest Benz car or truck or truck S-class is furthermore supported by BENZ C5 from Autonumen.com.

Being a matter of fact, the typical of your motherboard that is utilized together with the automotive diagnostics computer software is sort of significant, it influences the provider life within the gear, at the same time because the veracity and steadiness from the evaluation or programming results. Within this post is definitely an graphic of benz c4 motherboard which may perhaps perform as reference for you personally.

Here, to get a experienced repairman, a laptop computer system Dell D630 for the individual Star diagnosis would be a good choice for you personally; I signify, to buy star mux with Dell D630 from seller, pre-install application plan and all setting you need- much more painless..


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Solution about MB STAR C4, MB STAR C5 Update and can not test vehicles problems

Make sure your computer hardware version is higher the mb star c4 or mb star c5 version, otherwise, CSD will show update failed . Bootimage can update successfully. The following picture show how to check the mb star c4 or mb star c5 version1
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The following picture is show your computer hardware HDD software version66
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If their software is not same, it no need update ( because factory has upgraded the latest version of the mb star c4 or mb star c5 machine)

If customer not use our HDD software, it will appear read vehicle failed problems.

Solution as following

(1) Car Diagnostic Tools Mb star c4 or mb star c5 supply power to confirm the machine was turn on, like the following picture ( If now show the three icon, it means the mb star c4 or c5 main unit is broken)

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(2). connect LAN with computer, confirm computer IP change to172.29.127.118, like the following picture :

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(3)  change of software using pattern (Because you modify the software for the firmware upgrade mode, the software is not test the vehicles)The following picture is show the software is upgrade mode
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The following picture is show test read vehicle mode.

20.6

Three files name Update_automaticx , Update_manualx ; Update_SpecialxThis is read vehicle mode, if can not read vehicle, please change files name, then restart computer