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In Topic: X930BT Upgrade uCom Issue

18 May 2017 - 03:19 PM

It currently has 8.01 on it. I can't find a lot of information on why the files aren't recognized, or if they're even necessary once the update gets performed. But it seems like this is the most important part of the update since it's the only way to get it.

Yes, I believe it is necessary to support Lightning cables. uCom is the microcomputer software. I believe that would include low level drivers. However, as I said, I never manually updated my unit. After installing 6.0, I now have uCom v8.12. So I assume that the v6 update loaded it.


I'll let you decide whether that means it is safe to go ahead. Maybe someone else has some experience with this.

In Topic: X930BT Upgrade uCom Issue

18 May 2017 - 12:43 PM

On the uCom Forced Write screen, what version does it show under uCom? Oddly, the instructions don't ever say to do anything other than check that version 8.05 is installed.


BTW, I have never been able to get forced write to read from an SD. But I don't use a Lightning cable for my old iTouch.

In Topic: Need help with avic z110bt

18 May 2017 - 12:27 PM

Hi Ron,


Yes the volume and track buttons do work.


I have the stereo apart for the 10th time. Just triple checking all soldering points. everything looks good and clean.


the dvd drive works when i supply power to the motor.


i can get the face open when my screw driver.

and i did download the file you send already. I can get into the menu but when i select the one for hard buttons, its just blank. no writing at all.


I didnt buy it from ebay, I got it from a pick and pull. $150 and I got the avic z110bt and all cables, Alpine flip down10'' monitor, 3 Jl audio amps and 2 alpine typr r subs. The car was just bought from auction and I was the first one there.


I'm not into it for alot of money it's just driving me crazy why half the unit works. even the touch screen works flawless!!

OK, so it looks like you have some hardware skills and equipment. I'm not much use with diagnosing hardware problems, but here is a Z110BT Service Manual that might help. http://avic411.com/f...rviceManual.pdf

In Topic: upgraded to new maps and now my ipod doesnt work

17 May 2017 - 11:50 PM

I have a Z140BH, installed a new map update, now the on screen controls for the ipod are gone!!!What can I do?

That happens occasionally. Standard fix is to do a hard boot by disconnecting all power for a few minutes. Easiest way is to disconnect the battery.

In Topic: Need help with avic z110bt

17 May 2017 - 06:35 PM

Just to verify, are you saying that those hard buttons are never working? Do any work? (Vol +/- or Trk < >)   It sounds like a hardware problem. It has nothing to do with the parking brake bypass. You might ba able to get parts, but unless you have pretty good electronics skills, you'd need to send it for repairs.
Without the eject button working, you might not be able to run the diagnostics in TestMode. I've never tried it, but maybe you can run TestMode from a USB jump drive. In Testmode, there is a way to test the buttons. 
To get into Testmode, download  SUPERTESTMODE.ZIP, then unzip. Copy Testmode.key onto FAT32 formatted SD or USB device and insert/connect.
BTW, I think you mean Mode, not Menu.
If it was me, I'd demand my money back. If you bought off ebay, contest the sale unless it was listed 'as is'.