Ok, so I got my old N2 back from a friend because he broke it! I know about the service menu and program force write. What I don't know is why the GPS refuses to accept it. I have an N2 with N1 brain, but I used it that way since I bought it from a friend years ago, and I've used backed up map discs. There has to be a way I can fix this without sending it somewhere (guy on eBay). When I try to format the SDRAM I get "NG [ Error code = 25( 19h ) ] and GPS Test "DRAGON CONNECT NG ! !" I am sure the problem is related. Now the other night I used up, right, up right, down, down, push to get in to the Service Menu, I also had the letter "C" and not "E" on the password page. Do different passwords give you different write privileges? So far on the password screen I have seen A,C, and E highlighted with different passwords. This is really bugging me and I know it is an easy fix, it has to be. When I logged in with "C" password, I formatted everything it would let me, when I went to try and upgrade/install the GPS it took a second like it wanted too, not like before where you see 0% for a nano second then right to NG. If one of you could help me out with this I would appreciate it. 1.jpg 92.3KB 9 downloads 2.jpg 70.48KB 10 downloads 3.jpg 62.89KB 9 downloads 4.jpg 79.56KB 9 downloads
BTW I have taken it apart and cleaned the laser lens, I'm East but can only find original West 40 (yellow) and 50 (green), but I have back ups of 60, 70, 80, 90, and 110. They all work except on the GPS part.
Back story. I sold it to a friend about 2 years ago. It worked great with a back up map disc and bypass, not the solder one, my friend before me can't solder and screwed that one up. So anyway, he sold it to another friend, I don't know what they did but ever since it hasn't worked. So it has been sitting on a shelf for awhile, I seen it and traded it back for a JVC I picked up off CLs for cheap. I don't even need it, I just felt bad because that is an awesome unit.
PASSWORDS (3 separate) up, right, up, right, down, right, down, right, push NEXT up, up, down, down, push AND up, right, up, right, down, down, push.
The up, up, down, down, enter password is from page 227 of the Service manual for the AVIC-N2
When you try each of those, a different letter will be highlighted on the password screen, the one with A B C D E. . . and so on.