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mrcjmuller

21 Jun, 2013 04:02 AM

Just installed a new 7506 in place of my old 7006, how do I change the rear
entertainment button to MP3 as per my old unit to access the Mp3 files on
the Card?

 

CARL MULLER

  1. 1 Posted by mrcjmuller on 21 Jun, 2013 05:46 AM

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    Just read the Quick start manual and page 8 says to turn off the (Back LCD) then will say MP3 on the button but does not do it!

  2. 2 Posted by mrcjmuller on 21 Jun, 2013 06:09 AM

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    Having a second look cant find how to turn off the Back LCD in the setup!

    Must have this function come back with help.

    Also now with this unit NAV does not boot up till you hit the NAV button, so you have two boot times whenever you switch off, why is this previous unit booted everything at the one time!

  3. 3 Posted by Tech Support 12 on 25 Jun, 2013 03:45 AM

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    Hi Carl

    could you take a photo of the firmware version screen for me please? See attached photos for the screen that I'm after. Also could you take a photo of the main menu for me please?

    Also I would highly recommend against storing MP3's on the SD card as this is not it's intended purpose and it is possible that the unit might struggle for memory if you fill the SD card up with MP3's, given that the card is nearly full at the moment. I would suggest running MP3's through a USB stick instead, that and there's also the possibility of loosing the SD card if you continue to move it from unit to computer and a replacement SD card comes in at $299, USB sticks are rather cheap and more to the point you'll be able to fit more on there, last time I checked a 16gb USB stick could be gotten for under $20, under $15 if you shop around.

    Kind regards
    -tech support.

  4. Tech Support 12 closed this discussion on 25 Jun, 2013 03:45 AM.

  5. Tech Support 12 re-opened this discussion on 25 Jun, 2013 04:06 AM

  6. 4 Posted by Tech Support 12 on 25 Jun, 2013 04:06 AM

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    Hi Carl

    Sorry for the double up, however I was just talking to another tech, and we checked with an older version of the hardware of the 75xx units and there was a function there to play MP3's off the SD card, however that was changed to USB only for MP3 as there were a few issues with SD cards and MP3 as I described above. The user manual was not changed due to a administrative oversight.

    I no longer need any screen shots.

    Apologies for the multiple emails.

    Kind regards
    -tech support

  7. 5 Posted by mrcjmuller on 25 Jun, 2013 04:10 AM

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    Tech Support,
    Thanks for getting back to me, photos attached.
    Lets get something straight, have used this function with my previous unit
    with no problems at all with running out off memory etc. this is not my
    only way I use for music, I use USB + IPod + MP3 of the card depend what I
    have with me at the time because it is on the card it is always there!
    Seeing it is in the manual and I had it before this setup screen needs to
    be changed to what was available before, there are useless items in it like
    country for radio which is all Asian!
    I basically never remove the card normally maybe to update maps as I have a
    library and load that once only.
    Why does the GPS not load at start up like my previous unit?

    On 25 June 2013 13:45, Tech Support 12 <
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  8. 6 Posted by mrcjmuller on 25 Jun, 2013 04:12 AM

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    Well have sent to you and sorry must demand you change it or you are
    advertising a product that is not to spec and we might need to take this
    further!

    On 25 June 2013 14:06, Tech Support 12 <
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  9. 7 Posted by mrcjmuller on 25 Jun, 2013 05:16 AM

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    Following on from before please advise of your ongoing support maybe after
    you talk to management, you must have previous firmware that can enable
    that BACK LCD button to be changed and leave all other functions the same?
    Would also be good if the GPS boot up could be the same as before, booting
    in the background so it was up when needed.

    On 25 June 2013 14:06, Tech Support 12 <
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  10. 8 Posted by Tech Support 12 on 25 Jun, 2013 06:51 AM

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    Hi Carl

    The radio country setting is to do with FM and AM spacing and how individual countries radio systems work.

    The UI cannot be changed I'm afraid to incorporate the MP3 button as you had before, as I said this was removed. You will note that the current card only had about 500Mb left on it due to the number of included maps that amounts to about $500 extra value with the unit. If you like I can remove these from the card to free up some space for you? There is over 1700 maps on the card currently.

    Filling the card to it's capacity is something I would highly recommend against, and 500mb does not go far with MP3's.

    The website does state:
    MP3 Player / USB support Stock up your music, with MP3 support you can load thousands of songs on to a usb device or even burn them to a CD.

    Nowhere was a mention made of SD card storage of MP3's. Listing what the unit does not do is somewhat impracticable. The unit is well within spec.

    Kind regards
    -tech support

  11. Tech Support 12 closed this discussion on 25 Jun, 2013 06:51 AM.

  12. mrcjmuller re-opened this discussion on 25 Jun, 2013 08:30 AM

  13. 9 Posted by mrcjmuller on 25 Jun, 2013 08:30 AM

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    No I am sorry you are wrong read page 8 of the quick start manual for this
    unit or as it was if you have now changed it today but I have a copy that
    is as good as any other spec as that states it can be done!
    I have a 32Gb card and I have loaded8Gb of music on it that I want to be
    able to play!
    The specs you are talking about are written the same as my old unit years
    ago but then you could change the rear Entertainment to MP3 and I cant
    believe that you don't have the firmware to change this as this must be a
    recent change.
    If you are refusing to entertain changing for me or suppling a unit that
    will consumer affairs might be the next step and social media to get the
    word out about VMS support!

    On 25 June 2013 16:51, Tech Support 12 <
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  14. 10 Posted by Tech Support 12 on 25 Jun, 2013 11:20 PM

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    Hi Carl

    We have not changed the manual for a while, and by the looks of it you've found a typo in the manual and this something that we need to rectify. Apologies for that.

    However the main specs on the main page do no mention anything about playing MP3's from an SD card and when you consider the support issues with loading music onto an SD card and the potential for issues then it can quickly turn into a nightmare, for example; people with apple mac computers and the mac writing indexing files to every flash drive that is plugged into it (same with android), people formatting cards (yes this has happened, far too many times), viruses corrupting SD card (also far too many times), people re-partitioning SD cards, the list goes on and on.

    Another potential issue is that of read/write speeds and the BUS being filled with MP3 streaming, rather than that of mapping data. This will slow things down.

    I am still missing your point about not using the USB, I really don't understand and I'm sorry if I'm missing your point, however using the USB, to me, seems like a much easier and more robust way of playing your MP3's.

    Kind regards
    -tech support

  15. Tech Support 12 closed this discussion on 25 Jun, 2013 11:20 PM.

  16. mrcjmuller re-opened this discussion on 26 Jun, 2013 12:09 AM

  17. 11 Posted by mrcjmuller on 26 Jun, 2013 12:09 AM

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    Tech Support,
    Yes well after sleeping on it I have decide I will have to live with it
    this way, pull the card again and delete MP3 files and maybe look for map
    files to load.
    In criticism I don't know who administers your web site but it is very
    badly done, as I found wrong literature, wrong pictures of units in places
    and this manual is very badly written as pertaining to the USB virtually
    makes no mention and certainly does not describe how to use it just that I
    have used it before and are computer aware.
    I think you need to get your people to look at this area and get up to
    speed as you will get more bad vibes if when you read online your data and
    specs as I did then install and find it is not what you thought or expected.

    The double boot up to get the GPS working is silly I don't know why that
    was changed from the previous unit I had when everything booted up when you
    turned the key on, means you stop for a cuppa and then when you jump back
    in you need to wait till audio boots then press NAV and wait again, have
    considered fitting a switch so I can leave the unit on all day when on a
    trip to avoid this.

    Also had to make a power cable again as the ones in the box did not fit *
    AGAIN* $20 from Repco and hour on the bench but in your defence you do
    state late models on the web site.
    Have to pull unit again as bracket holes must be different unit sits lower
    than before will get to that when weather is better.

    Any further problems as I get familiar I will be back on your case.

    On 26 June 2013 09:20, Tech Support 12 <
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  18. 12 Posted by Tech Support 12 on 26 Jun, 2013 04:39 AM

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    Hi Carl

    Honestly I think that once you start using the USB method you'll find it more robust and easier to swap MP3's on.

    I'll get the graphic guys onto changing the manual.

    Switch to override acc power for unit: I have seen this before once and thought it was a good idea.

    Hopefully to won't have a need to contact us again!

    Kind regards
    -tech support

  19. Tech Support 12 closed this discussion on 26 Jun, 2013 04:39 AM.

  20. mrcjmuller re-opened this discussion on 27 Jun, 2013 12:59 AM

  21. 13 Posted by mrcjmuller on 27 Jun, 2013 12:59 AM

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    I have one for you why does the radio bale out while listening to a station and go to the 108.00 frequency where there is nothing set seems like a default for new un setup unit.?
    This is very annoying first road test and it does this should stay on selected station even if reception is poor my old unit did?
    Carl Muller

  22. 14 Posted by Tech Support 12 on 01 Jul, 2013 07:11 AM

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    HI Carl

    On the radio screen there are "TA" and "AF" buttons with lights at the top of the screen, if you tap these until they are grayed out at the top of the screen this will help you out here.

    Kind regards
    -tech support

  23. Tech Support 12 closed this discussion on 01 Jul, 2013 07:11 AM.

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