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Early this month, my Mercedes Benz W204 could not start. When I turned the ignition, I heard a rapid clicking noise and all the dashboard lights came on as usual, but the car could not start. I noticed that the day before that it took a few seconds for the engine to start, but on that day it was silent when I turn the key in the ignition.

 

Since I had been undergone an auto repair training, I would like to tried on my own. I searched some Mercedes Benz diagnostic tools that support my car, and bought one from an online seller. It was an MB Star C3 Pro from a Chinese seller, UOBD2.

 MB Star C3 Mercedes Star Diagnosis

I received the tool a week later. The tool was well packed and the device seemed quite solid at first sight. I connected the MB Star C3 to my car, started it and began to troubleshoot the problem. According to the trouble code I got, the problem was with the battery system.

 

So I checked the battery terminal cable connections first. The connections were a little bit corroded. I forced the point of a screwdriver between the connector and the terminal post, and twisted it to lodge it firmly. Then I tried to turn the ignition again, and the car could start smoothly.

Nowadays,there are many kinds of car diagnostic tools for technician, workshop,DIY-ers to choose when confronting a problem with his or their own cars,but the question here is which one is the best and most suitable for your car?How much do you know about these scan tools in hope of a best one?Below we will introduce a line of professional scan tools only for Benz,hope it will be helpful for your view and guide you how to choose.

MB Star C3,C4

External HDD and T30 HDD

update by CD

Version:2013.07

Multi-Language:English /Chinese /Italian /Swedish /Turkish /German /Russian /Spanish/ Korean/ Polish/French/ Japanese /Danish /Greek/ Portuguese/ Romanian /Russian

STAR(Auto-Link Blue STAR) realizes all the functions of official factory BENZ Star2000: reading out and erasing trouble code; reading the real-time data of sensor and actuator; coding and programming. It applies the latest high-tech central gateway system of car model 221/211 and 203 with software version updated to 2013.07, can enter all 1989~up to now Benz cars,Buses, Trucks, Sprint, Smart and so on.

MB Star C3 Advantages:

MB Star C3, being born earlier in market than MB Star C4, has a better performance, usually it will not happen to be poor connected or work stably during operation. Because of MB Star C3 good performance, an increasing number of customers select MB Star C3 be their professional diagnostic equipment for Mercedes Benz cars. Why MB Star C3 is so well-recognised by thousands of users, its technology and quality is developed after lots of experiments and improvement. The new version MB Star C4 need time to perfect its reliability and operation.

MB STAR C3 Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MB Star C4 Advantages:

The great performance of MB Star C3 is agreed by the market, while MB Star Compact-4, as a new-born and updated tool of C3, it also own its comparative advantages.

MB Star C4, manufactured after year 2000, is the lately updated professional diagnostic equipment for Mercedes Benz cars. It is much different in the shape from Compact3 and smaller in size, lighter in weight than Compact3. C4 2008 can do all the works what Compact3 does and it is the replacement of Compact3-Star.

mb star c4 review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super MB Starupdate on internet free for one year

External HDD/DELL D630 HDD/T30 HDD

Version:2013.09

Update by Internet

Multi-Language:English/Chinese/Deutsch/French/Italian/Korean/Spanish/Portuguese/Finnish/Danish/Japan/Swedish/Turkish, Finnish, Polish, Hungarian, Korean, Czech, Dutch

Super MB STAR is one of the best after-market tools for Bens diagnostic, coding/programming in the world, it is also an up-to-date tool for online upgrade directly, work with any laptops, compatible with Windows7/XP/VISTA/2000/Mac/Linux operation system, software including Xentry for new released C204/ C205/ CLA117/ GLC156/ E207/ E212, ect., which are able to work with Benz cars, trucks, Sprinters, Vans, Smart, Cobus, FUSO, BHARATBENZ, FOTON, etc.

Super MB Star C3 review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mb Star C3 Pro

External HDD/DELL D630 HDD/T30 HDD

Update by CD

Version:2013.09

MultiLanguage:Chinese,Croatian,Czech,Danish,Dutch,English,Finish,French,Greek,Hungarian, Italian,Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, US English.

XP-STAR(Auto-Link Blue STAR) realizes all the functions of official factory BENZ Star2000: reading out and erasing trouble code; reading the real-time data of sensor and actuator; coding and programming. It applies the latest high-tech central gateway system of car model 221/211 and 203 with software version updated to October of 2006, can enter all the Benz cars, such as autobus truck, saloon car, sports car, smart car and so on.

mb star c3 pro review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MB SD Connect Compact 4 Star Diagnosis

External HDD/DELL D630 HDD/T30 HDD

Update by CD

Software version: 2013.07
Hardware version: 2.02

multi-language, such as English, German, French, Italian, Spain, Portugal, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and so on.

1.New MB SD Connect Compact 4 Star Diagnosis support wireless diagnose;
2.New MB SD Connect Compact 4 Star Diagnosis not only support K line diagnose and CAN BUS, but also UDS diagnose protocol. Because old MB STAR C4 main board do not have UDS chip, so old MB STAR C4 can not support it;
3.Multiplexer now use Lan cable to connect, can fit all computers not only IBM T30;
4.Connector adopt Military quick swap technology, it can support 10,000 times pull plug, more stable;
5.All core accessories adopt original new packing chip, and 24hours test, guarantee the quality of the products;
MB SD Connect Compact 4 Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the Mercedes check engine light on, what it indicates you? The light is designed to come on when the vehicle passes certain mileage limits, it remind you reset the “check engine” light on your Mercedes within a few minutes. Usually, you drive to the nearby Mercedes Service Center for help. Then do you know what Mercedes diagnositc tool they will use to reset check engine light on the Mercedes?

So far, the auto technicians usually use MB star company tools and MB Carsoft 7.4. Mb star mainly include: Mb star C3, MB STAR C4, super MB star, MB SD Connect Compact 4.

MB Carsoft 7.4
MB Carsoft 7.4 is a cheap Mercedes diagnostic tool, which can read/erase all fault codes with this device, and also can read ECU information.

MB star
Since all star c3, star c4, SD Connect c4, super MB star are designed by MB STAR Company, they have some similarities also some differences. Let us have a conclusion.

MB star compatible car models and protocols
MB Star is specially designed to diagnose and program 1989~up to now Car, Bus, Truck, Sprint and Smart. MB SD Connect c4 but only support K line diagnose and CAN BUS, but also UDS diagnose protocol, while old MB STAR C4 main board do not have UDS chip, so old MB STAR C4 do not support UDS diagnose.

MB Star function
MB Star supports reading out & erasing trouble code, reading the real-time data of sensor and actuator, coding and programming. And MB SD Connect c4 supports wireless diagnose.

MB Star version and workable computer:
MB Star features at quickly update, uobd2.net are always available with the newest version with more powerful function and added car models.
Besides, star c3 and star c4 are available with two kinds of version, one is compatible with all computer, anther one is with IBM T30, so there are several version of moveable hard disk and internal disk to meet the demands of different version of MB star c3 and C4.

MB Star language:
MB Star is multi-language available.
MB star c3 and C4 language:
Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, US English.

Super MB star language:
English/Chinese/Deutsch/French/Italian/Korean/Spanish/Portuguese/Finnish/Danish/Japan/Swedish/Turkish/Finnish/Polish/Hungarian/Korean/Czech/Dutch

SD Connect c4 language: English, German, French, Italian, Spain, Portugal, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and so on.

MB star update:
Star C3, C4 and SDconnect c4 update by hard disk, while super mb star update via MB star official website.

MB star C3 VS C4
Function: Star C3 share the same function as Star C4.
Version: Star C3 and C4 have 2 version of hard disk, one is for IBM T30 laptop, another is for all the computer. The software is all included on the hard disk, it is ok that you just install the software on your computer.
Anti-interrupting ability: C4 has stronger Anti-interrupting ability than c3. When use Star C4 to test cars. It is hard to influence by the environment outside, such as magnetic field, noise and so on.
Appearance: Star c4 is lighter than c3.
Conclusion: Star C3 and C4 are almost the same good quality and functions, it is up to you to choose which one is you best wanted.

Which MB star diagnosis is better?
MB Carsoft 7.4, MB Star C3, MB Star C4, Super MB Star and SDconnect c4 are all good Mercedes diagnostic tools with their own features and advantages, the answer is that the suitable one is the best one . Before selecting any one MB Star, considering what you need what the MB Star support.

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Super MB star Technical FAQ
Q: the system of super MB star 2012.11 with moveable hard disk says no communication between the computer and comports
A: the COM port number has to be set as com port1

Q: super MB star system prompts “No access authorization code, please contact the star diagnosis call center.”
A: Because the user hasn’t active the software, or not active successful, please provide the seller ID to help active.

Q: all systems are activated, but every time I open the software, it asks me again input star key.
A: When the first time you input the star key, you have to click “save”, and set the “lic-key-2 Properties” Read only.

Q: super MB star system says “invalidate” how to do?
A: solution one: send us again the HW-ID, Lan-id, we help you active;
solution two: set the computer time the same as that of super MB star version, for example: if super MB star software is 2012.05, set the computer time to between 2012.05.01 and 2012.05.31.
Q: I have one super MB star 2012.11 with moveable hard disk, and when I run DAS, it says “super MB star dongle not found! Please insert the USB Dongle!”
A: Just check the VM settings, please tick before USB key, please set like this: Removable Devices-USBkey-Show in Status Bar

super mb star das 2012.11

 

set super mb star USB key Show in Status Bar

Q: DAS, WIS.NET, EPC.NET and Staruilities run well, but super MB star says “there are no developer model in the driver”.
A: enter DAS, then press F2 F2 F2, select cars, finally you can see F2.

Q: I fnetot Super MB star password for update, how to find back?
A: please provide us serial number, software version and hard disk format, and we will help you find back.

Learn more super mb star details at:
http://www.uobd2.net/wholesale/benz-star-c3-super-mb-star-fit-all-computer-1620.html

Description
Super MB STAR 2012.05 is one of the best after market tools for Mercedes-Benz diagnostic, coding/programming in the world, it is also an up-to-date tool for online upgrade directly, work with any laptops, compatible with Windows7/XP/VISTA/2000/Mac/Linux operation system, software including Xentry for new released 204/207/212/117/166, which is able to work with Benz cars, trucks, Sprinters, Vans, smart, Cobus, FUSO, BHARATBENZ, FOTON, etc.
Super MB STAR 2012.05 Update official website: www.supermbstar.com

New features of Super MB Star 05/2012:
★ Password Letter verification of your Super MB STAR Online
★ Latest version 05/2011
★ No need to active EPC/WIS any more, double click the icon then use it
★ New car of A-Class W176, S-Class W222, GL166, B 246, CLS 218, SLK172, BHARATBENZ, CLC 171, etc., are released in this version
★ Online SCN Coding/offline SCN Coding/offline coding are all available with this new version
★ New function WIS and EPC DATACARD is added.
★ The car PL66.1 (06-2012 Version) is added to Benz price list
★ Online updater client platform v2.0.0.1 for users’ easier upgrade.
★ Support the hardware quick self-test and the software to be quickly recovery
★ EPC Price list function (You can check parts price in EPC)
★ Adjust truck Speed Limitation function (Top version only)
★ SBC Reset function (Top version only)
★ No need password when you choose special function in DAS (Top version only)
★ Start HHT Win from desktop icon directly, no need start from DAS.

Super MB STAR 2012.05 software includes:

DAS: the automatically Diagnosis Assistance System

WIS.net: Workshop Information System

EPC.net: Electronic Parts Catalog

ST Finder: Part location finder

STARUTILITIES: the movement management system and self-test

PL 66.1: Price List tool to find out how much price by input the parts number

Xentry: New software released by Benz Company after 04/2009 by diagnosis new cars.

Smart TAN Code: Opened special function in DAS program with Smart cars 450/451/452/454

Developer model: Mercedes-Benz engineer mode, remove limitations and open more Special functions.

Benz Disassembly system: Video lessons to teach you how to remove each part from Benz cars with details order steps.

Software language: Multi-languages 23 Languages, you can choose the one you need when you using it.

Normal version: One of 23 languages

Top version: (23 Languages all)

STAR UPDATER v2.0.0.1: Online upgrade tool for Super MB STAR users.

 

Super MB STAR 2012.05 hardware includes:

Multiplexer: Super MB STAR Diagnostic interface

OBDII 16Pin: For cars with OBDII port

Sprinter 14Pin: For sprinter cars or some vans

38Pin Cable: For old Benz cars with 38 Pin port

4Pin Cable: For old Benz cars fit for 4 Pin port

RS232 To RS485 Serial Cable: Connect Multiplexer to PC/Laptop

Mobile HDD with USB Cable: with all the software per-installed work with any laptops by USB

USB KEY: Security USB Encryption

Verification Letter with Password inside: Used for verify the Super MB STAR and upgrade password.

PCMCIA or Express Card: Used for laptop without serial port

Super MB STAR 2012.05 Hardware and software requirements:

Hardware requires at least Intel Celeron/Pentium 2.0GHz, 2G RAM, USB 2.0 recommended and Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 latest service pack installed.

Go on to read how to use Super mb star FAQ.

super mb star net 05/2012 DAS

super mb star 2012.05 full package

Super MB star is identified as the best Mercedes Benz diagnostic scanner, which functions with more than 80% Mercedes Benz operates with any kind of computer system, and supports update, by internet.

At the same time, some additional super MB star diagnostic software program is born for instance: Difficult Disk for Super MB STAR External HDD, Hard Disk for Super MB STAR IBM T30, Hard Disk for Super MB STAR Dell D630, SUPER MB STAR Lite 01/2012.

Why I want Super MB star?
As the new version of Mercedes Benz diagnostic device, super MB star covers Benz vehicles from 1989, it help update within the end of client side by visiting official site: www.supermbstar.com, no have to send it back or update through hard disk, Super Mb star operates with a lot more autos models than MB Star C3 and C4 do. There are readily available with 3 version of super MB star Really hard Drive format: External HDD/DELL D630 HDD/T30 HDD.

With Super mb star, what I can do?
1, operates with 1989~up to now Car, Bus, Truck, Sprint, Sensible .
two .All electric procedure Diagnostic (Don’t contain flash code)
three. Reading out and erasing trouble code;
4 .Reading the real-time data of sensor and actuator;
five.Testing the element of autos:coding and programming.

Why I need Super MB STAR External HDD?
To be able to store super MB star information with 80GB, Super MB STAR External HDD is born, it operates with Super MB Star. It can be utilized on all computer systems with windows XP and our pc must have serial port. It’s not limited on IBM T30 or Dell D630.

Why I require Hard Disk for Super MB STAR IBM T30?
So that you can store super MB star information with 80GB, Super MB STAR hard disk for IBM T30 is born, it only will work with Super MB Star, and only utilised on IBM T30 laptop computer.

Why I need Hard Disk for Super MB STAR Dell D630?
Tricky disk for Super Super MB STAR D630 Format only run with Dell D630, it really is with 80GB information.

Why I need super MB STAR Lite 01/2012?
Super MB STAR Lite software is in 32G USB Flash Disk; it connects to all personal computers via USB port. And Super MB STAR Lite software package runs in VMWare. Super MB STAR Lite software package incorporates the DAS, Xentry, ST-Finder, Star utilities, and devoid of WIS, EPC, SD Media.

Super MB Star Lite New attributes:
A) Latest version 01/2012 for DAS / WIS /EPC / XENTRY

B) New car or truck of B 246, CLS 218, SLK172, and so on, released in this version

C) Supports On line SCN Coding/offline SCN Coding/offline coding

D) Add new function of WIS EPC DATACARD.

E) Add on the web update consumer platform.

F) Help the hardware quick self-test as well as the software program to be promptly recovery.

 

 

 

 

 

Best quality star c3 VS average quality star c3 VS super MB star

Notes:

NO.SP45-A: Best Quality Mercedes Star diagnosis New Mb Star C3 Pro

NO.SP45-B: Super Mb star

NO.SP45-F: average quality Mercedes Benz Star C3

 

We have three kinds of version MB STAR C3 on our website, best quality star c3, average quality star c3, super MB star. What is the difference among those MB STAR C3?

 

1. Mercedes Benz Star C3 Multiplexer quality

Best quality star c3 (NO.SP45-A) and super MB star (NO.SP45-B) multiplexer is better in quality than average quality star c3 (NO.SP45-F). If you want to fix new car model and truck, we suggest you choose best quality star c3 (NO.SP45-A) or SP45-B.

 

2. Mercedes Benz Star C3 Software version

Best quality star c3 (NO.SP45-A): 2011.07

Super MB star (NO.SP45-B): 2011.09

Average quality star c3 (NO.SP45-F): version that fits all computers is 2010.03; version that fits IBM T30 is 2011.03

 

3. Mercedes Benz Star C3 Update methods:

Best quality star c3 (NO.SP45-A):  need buy new HDD for update

Super MB star (NO.SP45-B): update online www.supermbstar.com

Average quality star c3 (NO.SP45-F): need buy new HDD for update

 

3. Mercedes Benz Star C3 HDD format

Best quality star c3 (NO.SP45-A): HDD format including SATA, IDE DELL D630 and T30 version.

Super MB star (NO.SP45-B): HDD format including external HDD, DELL D630 HDD and T30 HDD.

Average quality star c3 (NO.SP45-F): HDD format including external HDD and T30 HDD.

MB SD Connect C4 5pcs improved advantages compared to old star diagnosis:
1)support UDS chip: Old MB STAR C4 doesn’t support UDS chip, while sd connect c4 support UDS chip, besides support K line and CAN BUS;
2)MB SD Connect C4 support wireless diagnose;
3)1pc x LAN Cable: SD Connect C4 use LAN cable to connect, this means the computer without COM PORT is also allowed to work with SD connect C4. While SD connect you buy from uobd2.net have to use with Dell 630 computer.
4)SD Connector c4 adopt Military quick swap technology, it can support 10,000 times pull plug, more stable;
5)Multi-language available: Support multi-language, such as English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish and Swedish and so on. This means, Sd Connect Compact4 is not only limited on English-speaking users.

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Remark: actually, MB SD connect C4 is another star diagnostic tool, coming to Mercedes Benz star diagnosis, you may have some impression to the following tools.

Collections of top MB star diagnosis.
Mb star c3

Best quality Mb star c3
MB star c4
Super MB star
MB star c3 HDD
Twinb C4+GT1
MB carsoft 7.4

Buy star C3 or star C4 or super MB star or SD connect c4
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