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Nav drive breaks over night

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Like it says on the tin.

I was travelling from Rotterdam to Hull on the over night ferry. I used my mk4 nav to get me from Germany to the ferry port in Rotterdam, with no faults what so ever. Parked up on the ferry and went to my cabin. On arrival to the UK the next morning I got in the car and drove off the ferry. Tried to program in my destination and got the

"Please wait a moment"

followed by the message

"Error in reading map CD/DVD
Please check CD/DVD"

I have had this drive for over a year with no problems at all. It is running the v29 software with the latest DVD purchased from BMW 3 months ago.

Things I have tried to rectify the problem

I ejected the DVD and reinserted it. I got the same message.
I drove to BMW and tried a brand new, sealed DVD. Still the same thing.
I have unplugged the drive and refitted it. Still the same message.
I have unplugged the drive for 24 and took the car for a drive before refitting the drive. But nothing.
I have even used one of these lens cleaning cd's on it and it still doesn't read the DVD.

The red power light on the drive is lit and flashed, it sounds like the drive isn't spinning the disk up to speed properly.

Has anyone here had the same thing happen, literally over night or not, or know what is wrong and whether its possible to fix, or do I have to bite the bullet and buy a new drive. BMW did offer to do a diagnostics on my car to find the problem, at a 50% reduction labour rate because the beast is over 5 years old. I was almost going to do that until they said labour was £140 per hour ($280) I was damned if I was going to pay even at the reduced £70 rate. This was the BMW garage in Leeds (U.K.) which isn't my regular dealer.

Hope somebody can help,
Thanks in advance.

Farquy.
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Interesting. I'd like to know the final results on this. Mine has been acting up similarly. However, I haven't done anything to remedy this problem. My unit will just stop navigating and freeze. If I play with it to get it back, the music cuts out. Sometimes, it will just reboot on its own to remedy the problem. Usually with the end result as can't read disc. I think I will try the Jclyman method. :M5thumbs:
Please keep us posted on the final results. :byee55amg
 

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I was thinking my mk4 went out. I still think there might be a problem with it. However, I have had this for about 2 months with no problems. The music wont stop unless i try to mess with the nav to get it to come back on. If I dont touch it, it works fine. I dunno. I hate having problems where I have no clue. Gets expensive that way. :cheers:
 

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Does it sound like it is running back and forth trying to position itself? I hear that from mine. My friends home dvd player makes that noise when it stops working. HAHA. I also hear cd players make the same when its trying to read a disc and cant. Or maybe I am just rambling. Cause this doesnt help at all. Only helps me out in my mind if someone relates. HAHA. ouich
 
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