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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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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...
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Happened to me, twice. Replaced the Nav under warranty..twice.

Agree with Douglas- nothing to be lost by opening it up at this point. It has been reported that dirty optics on the laser can lead to 'disc read issues'... but I suspect those would be intermittant first- at least an occasional issue- prior to a final hard failure.

Mine failed due to overheat- summer temps over 105F with a FULL TRUNK lead to 'cooked nav'.

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I'll add this tidbit-

When my unit would overheat, I'd stop the car, turn off the key, go to the trunk and unplug the nav unit- bring it up to the car. Start up the car and continue on my way, but hold the nav unit so the center AC ducts were blowing cold air into it. After a while, 10-15 miles, stop and replace it- worked fine.


Just a tidbit

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