Trashed comand/Navigation drive due to copied disks

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  1. Alfie

    Alfie Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

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    We are working with a TV company that are producing a programme about pirated/copied navigation disks.

    We have a few customers who have suffered material loss as a result of using copied disks. Such as updates that fail part way through, rendering the comand / Navigation drive useless resulting in replacements required, failure of components etc

    They are looking for anyone who has had this issue so they can use their experiences as data for the programme. As mentioned we have a couple of customers who are prepared to contribute but if there is anyone here who would like to share their experiences and possibly appear on the programme, then please get in touch with me; sales@comand.co.uk

    This thread is not a discussion about the rights and wrongs of pirated data. I am simply seeking anyone who has suffered financially as a result of using these disks. in simple terms if you have inserted a copied disk and then had serious issues, wed like to hear from you. So please lets keep this relevant to the request.
     
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  2. pmcgsmurf

    pmcgsmurf Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    We had a few issues with the Mercedes main dealer and the use of the terminology "copy discs".

    On one of our 2010 W212 the CD wouldn't read discs that we had cut with our own music at home.
    Dealer kept referring to them as "copy discs" and we had to keep correcting them.
    Seems that they try to build in something to the CD reader to try and stop playing "illegal" discs?

    On the other 2010 W212 it ended up with a "drive unavailable" at about 18 months old.
    This one (mine) only ever had DVD's bought from the supermarket in it.
    Dealer could (would) not repair/replace the DVD changer, they sent this back to MB who either repaired or replaced this.

    Never did get my Auf Wiedersehen Pet DVD's that were in it back.
     
  3. LTD

    LTD MB Club Veteran

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    Yep, one of THOSE !!!
    I think Alfie is talking about copied COMAND or install discs available from some marketplaces ........
     
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  4. pmcgsmurf

    pmcgsmurf Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Yes I know, was just pointing out that whatever they do to try and detect "copy" discs has an adverse affect on cutting your own music discs and also the genuine CD changer fault I had ended up with me running an 18 month old £40k car for a few weeks with no audio system.
     

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