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sandktaylor

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Sounds like one of them got stuck and needs replacing. I have read on this and other forums that the systems needs to be calibrated periodically and that is done with the MDI running GDS software on a laptop or with a bi-directional scan tool like one of the one's from Snap-On.
Can you explain more about how to calibrate "with the MDI running GDS software on a laptop?
 

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Can you explain more about how to calibrate "with the MDI running GDS software on a laptop?
Not exactly, no. I don't have that stuff yet. Since my truck does not have that option, those menus don't appear in my Tech-2 either, I would have to hook it up to a truck with Z95 and then poke around.
 

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Not exactly, no. I don't have that stuff yet. Since my truck does not have that option, those menus don't appear in my Tech-2 either, I would have to hook it up to a truck with Z95 and then poke around.
then maybe tell me what the letters in MDI and GDS stand for so I can look it up? I don't own a scan tool, so I am trying to determine if I can do this using my laptop as you describe
 

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then maybe tell me what the letters in MDI and GDS stand for so I can look it up? I don't own a scan tool, so I am trying to determine if I can do this using my laptop as you describe
you can do it with a windows pc/laptop/tablet and a vcx nano
but it's a bit of a technical snaffu to get the software working you will need to be pc savvy since the software is hacked, otherwise the legit stuff cost's big bucks
 

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you can do it with a windows pc/laptop/tablet and a vcx nano
but it's a bit of a technical snaffu to get the software working you will need to be pc savvy since the software is hacked, otherwise the legit stuff cost's big bucks
wow!! I see that on the link provided by swathdiver, it is $750!
 

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Haha so define tech savvy
just setting up the software can be frustrating, pc security has to be turned off because the software is hacked so security thinks it is a virus and deletes needed files to make it work, then it has to have firmware updates to keep the license working and if any of that does not go well you have erase everything and start over. It usually takes a couple tries
if you miss installing a file it wont work, if you put it on a tablet and it is not in pc mode first it wont work, you have to open the files from shortcuts it creates on the desktop if you do it from anywhere else it wont work, the vx manager has to be running first then you open and go to gds and then you have to select the correct device presuming it detected and the hack part worked.
then after all that every once in a while you have to update the firmware or it stops working again, i'm talking months later not all in one sitting .
ducks just have to be all in a row is all, it helps to have a fast computer because it all runs mostly on java
 

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