First of all, great thanks to the ones who take time to analyze and help some people being in trouble with their car ! That’s very nice to give your time for other people!
I read carefully a lot of topics on this forum and learned a lot but unfortunately, no one seemed to have the same problem I have…
So… I’m leaving in France and I have a Citroen C Crosser 2009 with MMCS and Rockford system… I have a big problem with it… (and in fact, I have now not one but two problems !...)
Here’s the story:
Important: I didn’t try to upgrade anything with my MMCS (CDDB or navigation system) before the problem occurs + you will find attached some pictures of my current system.
One month ago, I got a message “it’s difficult to read the hard disk. Wait for a while until the hard disk is restored
”. It stayed with this message and the HDD tried to reboot but failed with it. During almost one month… At the beginning of the error, I could select « restart » but after a couple of days, it was no more possible.
I thought it was a problem with the HDD and tried to read with Linux but failed (now, thanks to your posts, I know why).
I have a friend who also has a C Crosser with MMCS and Rockford system.
I put his HDD in my car. It worked! I corrected the time zone with his HDD in my MMCS (sorry for the details but maybe it can be of help…) as we changed for wintertime and the clock is the only remaining thing that worked with the MMCS. Just after this test, I gave him his HDD back and no problem for him to use it properly in his car. Unfortunately, I didn’t check which version he had but I think (not sure), his car is a little bit older than mine.
I was convinced that my HDD was dead. So I decided to read the HDD of my friend with Linux and I failed again. I searched into some forums why and now I know that I had to unlock the HDD before being able to read it. Thanks to you!
But… When we put again the HDDs in the right cars (we didn’t do anything to the two HDDs with the computer, just tried to read them, because I was not yet aware that I had to unlock them – so no other action than trying to read them): The HDD of my friend didn’t work anymore in his car nor… in my car! Always the same message: “it’s difficult to read the hard disk. Wait for a while until the hard disk is restored”. And… my HDD was working (but always after one reboot) in my car ( !!!) and his car (???). So, as he needed a navigation system the following day, I let him go with my HDD. It worked perfectly during one hour for the first trip. But the following day, the HDD lost the connection 3 times with still the same error message. And during one week, it stayed with this message and no reboot worked…
A couple of days ago, he gave me my HDD back and I gave him his HDD back. My HDD works in my car BUT when power on, each time, I get the same error message but it works after one reboot. Please note however the strange message written at the bottom of the MMCS screen (« mise a jour CDDB » = « CDDB update »). I tried to disconnect the battery during 3 minutes in my car with my HDD. Same error message occurs. Despite the disconnection of the battery, FM radio stations are still registered in the MMCS ( ?). The only thing that changed is the language of the MMCS (switched into English)
And concerning the HDD of my friend back into his car, since a couple of days, it doesn’t work anymore… Still the same error message and nothing more!
Could someone help me to solve the problem occurred on my friend’s HDD? Priority number 1. And then mine?
Thanks a lot in advance!!! I am totally lost to have two problems without knowing how to solve them, and one created to somebody else because of me!
And… Of course, I went to my dealer, but he told me « 800 euros if this is a problem with the HDD or 4200 euros if this is something else and if such, the complete MMCS has to be changed »…
Again, many thanks in advance!