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      07-13-2011, 01:30 PM   #1
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The navigation on my 2008 335xi sedan is telling me to insert the navigation DVD. So, I insert the DVD and... Nothing. I don't know what to do. I thinking that there may be something wrong with the DVD drive or the DVD is not the correct version. Any suggestions?
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      07-13-2011, 01:58 PM   #2
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What DVD "version" are you using? Does it sound like it's spinning? If it's still under warranty, I'd bring it in to a dealer to get checked out.
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      07-13-2011, 02:05 PM   #3
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What DVD "version" are you using? Does it sound like it's spinning? If it's still under warranty, I'd bring it in to a dealer to get checked out.
It's the north America professional
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I didn't hear the disc spinning but I guess I was just assuming that the drive was really quiet.
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      07-13-2011, 03:04 PM   #4
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Try holding the power button and both eject buttons until the system reboots.
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      07-13-2011, 03:54 PM   #5
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Try holding the power button and both eject buttons until the system reboots.
just tried this. the screen still tells me to insert navigation dvd. I might have to take it to the dealer Thanks for the input tho
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      07-13-2011, 04:24 PM   #6
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2 questions

1. did it work before w/ that DVD?
2. are you still under warranty?

if it's warranty work, don't mess w/ it short of the reboot as suggested.

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      07-13-2011, 04:27 PM   #7
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2 questions

1. did it work before w/ that DVD?
2. are you still under warranty?

if it's warranty work, don't mess w/ it short of the reboot as suggested.

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I bought the car used and ever since it asked me to insert the dvd. And ted yes, it's still under warranty. I might take it to the dealer next week
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      07-13-2011, 05:15 PM   #8
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is the NAV DVD scratched? That could be an issue

Or sometimes, and i've experienced this with a 5 series, you sometimes, with a scratched NAV DVD have to wait until the idrive DVD unit warms up the DVD to start working.

Either way, have it looked at
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The navigation on my 2008 335xi sedan is telling me to insert the navigation DVD. So, I insert the DVD and... Nothing. I don't know what to do. I thinking that there may be something wrong with the DVD drive or the DVD is not the correct version. Any suggestions?
I just went through this same problem with my nav as well. I also recently bought the 2011 disks as well. (my previous 07 version disk worked perfect) I tried the rebooting and still nothing. I ended up taking mine to the dealer and they deemed it a faulty disk.

Since I purchased the disks from them, they exchanged my disk under warranty.
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      07-13-2011, 07:37 PM   #10
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is the NAV DVD scratched? That could be an issue

Or sometimes, and i've experienced this with a 5 series, you sometimes, with a scratched NAV DVD have to wait until the idrive DVD unit warms up the DVD to start working.

Either way, have it looked at
I just got the DVD today. It's brand new.
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      07-13-2011, 09:01 PM   #11
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I just got the DVD today. It's brand new.
Where are you located? Maybe someone local to you can pop their disk in real quick to see if it reads theirs.
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Did you press and hold until the disc ejected and then pulled itself back in?

I had the same problem when I upgraded my disc.
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      07-15-2011, 11:33 PM   #13
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Where are you located? Maybe someone local to you can pop their disk in real quick to see if it reads theirs.
I'm located in Montgomery county, md.
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      07-15-2011, 11:35 PM   #14
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Sorry I'm getting back so late, ive been Busy at work.

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Did you press and hold until the disc ejected and then pulled itself back in?

I had the same problem when I upgraded my disc.
yes, I held the buttons down until the disc when back in. The DVD drive recognizes that Theres a DVD in the drive but it seems to not be reading.
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      07-17-2011, 09:24 AM   #15
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So I have come to the conclusion that it is not the DVD, and that it is the DVD drive. I heard the drive spin randomly and the navigation started to work. It seems that the drive is temperamental. I will make an appointment at the aler to hopefully get the drive replaced.
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      07-28-2011, 07:55 AM   #16
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Since it's under warranty, just bring it to the dealership and ease your mind.
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      07-28-2011, 08:33 AM   #17
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