What to do If The GM MDI Software On PC Can’t Communicate With MDI

When you use GM MDI on a PC, you may meet some trouble. Let’s see what you can do when it can’t communicate.

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First, you should make sure that the MDI Manager software should be installed on the PC and the MDI must be powered up before you use it to communicate. Also the MDI should be configured for wired ethernet or wireless communication. If the USB is available, the MDI will connect by using the USB and if not, the MDI will connect by using wired ethernet and if neither of them is available, the MDI will connect by using wireless.

If the MDI can not communicate with the MDI, you should check the cables if they are securely attached to the MDI, if the MDI has completed its power up sequence, if the connector pins are clean and if the MDI Manager software is running.

And if you connect them by using USB, you need to check the MDI USB connection is detected by windows. About the solutions,you can connect the MDI to the PC USB port and power up the MDI. Open the Network and Dial-up Connections Window from the Windows Control Panel. Then check for the device name ETAS USB Remote NDIS Network Device. If it is not running, check all USB ports on the PC and verify that the MDI is powered on.

If you connect them by using wireless ethernet, you should make sure that wireless communication is enabled and the IP configuration is properly set using the MDI Manager software. Then what you need to check is that the USB cable is not plugged in, the MDI is not being used via wired ethernet and the wireless card is properly seated in the MDI. You can contact your IT department and check that your PC is detecting the wireless access point and the correct security settings have been configured for the MDI.

And if you connect then by using wired ethernet, you need to ensure that the wired ethernet communication is enabled and configured using the MDI Manager software. Then you should check that the USB cable is not plugged in and the MDI device detects wired ethernet activity by viewing the lights blinking on the wired ethernet port of the MDI. And also you can contact your local IT department and check that the MDI and the PC are on the same subnet.

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The Troubleshooting Of GM MDI

Sometimes when you use the GM MDI, you will meet some problems and here we will share the reasons and the solutions of those problems. In many conditions, when there occurs some troubles when you are using the MDI, you should first reboot the MDI software and do the Self Test.

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1. “MDI DOES NOT PASS SELF TEST”

If you meet this problem, it indicates that there is an internal problem in the MDI, you need to connect the MDI to a PC by using the USB and do the software recovery procedure or you can contact your local customer support center for help.

2. “MDI ERROR LED LIGHTS AFTER POWER ON”

This condition indicates that during power on, there has detected a problem. And the solution is to power down the MDI and verify that it has the same problem after you power up again, then connect the MDI to a PC by using the USB and do the software recovery process. Ask your local customer support center is ok.

3. “MDI FAILS TO POWER UP”

Normally speaking, Once the external power is applied,the MDI should power up. If the MDI does not turn on, the first thing you need to do is to check the wall plug or power cable connections. Then try to supply power to the MDI from the two different power sources, the vehicle DLC connector and the AC 12-volt Adapter.

To solve this problem, you need to check and make sure that the cables are all attached to the MDI securely and the connector pins are all clean. If you are going to connect to the vehicle DLC connector, try to power from the AC 12-volt Adapter. And if you are going to connect to the AC 12-volt Adapter, you should try to power from the vehicle DLC connector. If your MDI still can’t power up, then you may have a problem with your MDI, you’d better contact with your local support center.

4. “MDI TURNS OFF IMMEDIATELY WHEN DISCONNECTED FROM THE VEHICLE”

Actually, after it is disconnected form the vehicle, the MDI should stay on for a factory set time unless you press the power button. If the MDI turns off immediately once you disconnected it from the vehicle, you should power up the MDI and verify that it has the same problem when the power is removed, then replace the batteries and make sure they are properly installed. After these operation, if it still fails to be off correctly, your MDI may be damaged.

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How To Install Sofetware Of GM MDI

Before you start to install the GM MDI Software, you should know your computer system. The software requires the computer system should only be Windows XP Service Pack 3. If it is this kind system,then you can start the installation of software after you complete the installation of your computer system patch.

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First,open the folder of GM MDI software, double click the “CD_Start”, then you will see a dialog “GDS2&Tech2win Installer”, just click “Install” to continue. The system will install something automatically, when they are finished, please click “next step”.

Second, after there appears “Copying PCMCIA files”, please remember don’t press any keyboard or your mouse, the GM MDI USB driver will install automatically. What you need to do is just wait until the program all complete and there shows “please press any button to continue” on the screen, after you press any button, the screen disappears and it means you have finish a part of the installation.

Third, you should use GM MDI USB cable to connect the GM MDI with your PC and you don’t need to connect it to the OBD diagnostic socket of your vehicle. Because this is the first time to connect the GM MDI with PC, there will appear a “Found new hardware” at the right and buttom corner of the desktop, please click “Automatically setup” and then “next step”.

Fourth, when the USB driver installation finish, click My Computer-property-Device Manager under Port, you can find “MDI USB Device(COM4)”. Open the “GM MDI Manager” at the desktop to connect and test. If the USB driver is installed successfully, MDIs will be detected and no RED X. If it is not success,the screen will display “No MDIs Detected” and you need to repeat the installation. This program will identify ID number automatically, click “Connect”, it will connect to PC. Connect the PC to internet, and get authorization for the software by the saler’s remote control assistance.

Then when you gey authorization for the GM MDI software, connect GM MDI to the vehicle OBD diagnostic socket, then click the icon of diagnosis at the main interface,choose the right manufacture, model and year, then click “Enter” or manually input the VIN, it will read out the vehicle information automatically. Now there have some diagnisis you can test,which include “Module Diagnosis”, “Vehicle Diagnosis”, “Dialogue Manager and System Diagnosis”, you can choose what you want to test.

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How To Recover The GM MDI Software

During the update process of the GM MDI software, if there occurs a power failure or a communication error, the update process would be corrupted. Then there will show you a window of “Fatal error has occurred” and ask you go to the MDI Recovery Mode to recover this MDI, and maybe there will show you other error message, no matter what the error message is, just recover the MDI.

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But how to recover the MDI, or we say how to make the MDI in a RECOVER state?

First, you need to remove the power from the MDI. Just disconnect the power cord and press the power button, make sure that all the LEDs are all off, and once the MDI power button doesn’t shut off the power after you remove the power cord, then remove the batteries.

When you apply power to the MDI, press and hold the power button down and about 10 seconds later, release the power button, the MDI will start up in a recovery state with only the power LED lit. Then you can click the “MDI_Manager” icon to start the MDI Manager software, and connect the PC with the MDI by plugging the USB cable into them. When the MDI Manager software detects the MDI, it will shown on the “Detected MDIs” window. You need to select the MDI displaying the serial number matching your MDI and click “Recover” and the MDI Manager software switches to the “MDI Manager” tab automatically. On the “Recovery of MDI” window, select the latest version of the “MDI Recovery Image” and click “Start Update”. Remember, never unplug the MDI from the PC or remove power from the MDI during the recovery process.

Last, when you see the message “The MDI will now automatically restart. Wait until you hear the ‘beep’, then the MDI is ready for use”, click “OK”. The MDI Manager software switches automatically to the MDI Explore tab and once it has finished the restart and Power On Self Test, your MDI will show.

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How To Update Your GM MDI Software

GM MDI is a hot auto diagnostic scanner, and its software updated often. This article shows how to update.

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First, click the “MDI_Manager” icon and start the MDI Manager software, connect the PC and the MDI power by plugging the USB cable into the them and power on the MDI by plugging in the AC 12-volt adapter. ¬†When the MDI powers up, the green LEDs will flash in succession while the MDI performs its power on self-test. Once the test detects an MDI fault, the red LED will be illuminated and if the self-test is complete, there will only has the green Power LED be illuminated. Now you are ready to go on your operation.

In the “Detected MDIs” window, the MDI will appear and the “Detected MDIs” window is the main screen for information on your MDIs. Click the “MDI” icon(below the icon, there will have the serial number) and click the button of “Update MDI”.

Then you need to select the latest version of the MDI Tester Software and click “Start Update”. Remember,during the update process, you can not unplug the MDI from the PC or remove the power from the MDI. After you see the message “The MDI will now automatically restart. Wait until you hear the ‘beep’, then the MDI is ready for use”, click “OK” and the MDI Manager software switches automatically to the MDI Explorer tab and your MDI will appear when it has finished the restart and Power On Self Test.

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GM MDI Multiple Diagnostic Interface With Wifi

GM MDI is a new excellent GM diagnostic tool, it is designed to be used by those professional technicians to diagnose and repair automatic electrical and electronic systems. It can work on new GM vehicles and also on the old kinds. As a GDS2 diagnostic system, it is equipped with Opel Global TIS(Technical Information System) and global diagnostic system.

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GM MDI supports offline lease function, online programming and Opel offline programming. It also supports cable/wireless communication and original factory latest software. With the European Chevrolet Global TIS, GM MDI supports European Chevrolet offline programming.

MDI is an interface between the vehicle DLC and a PC, which is connected by USB cable, wired/wireless Ethernet, and TIS2web.MDI can be used for SPS programming on existing and future SGM vehicles, it is needed for diagnostics on new SGM Global A Electrical Architecture Vehicles and for Global A architecture vehicles. It is used with TIS2Web, GM Global Diagnostic System, SPS and MDI Manager Software.

MDI allows for Global Diagnostic System diagnostic and all current and most legacy vehicle protocols, such as UART, KW2000, CLASS2, GM LAN, etc. It supports PC-Based diagnostics with rollout of the Global Diagnostic System application. MDI passes through the programming on the past model and Global A vehicles and it includes Flight Recorder Mode.

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