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      06-28-2017, 11:55 AM   #1
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Question CIC hard drive dead, how do I fix this?

Hey, a few weeks back my CIC started to reboot every 30 seconds to a minute. From what I have gathered this means that the CIC is able to boot off of the flash drive, but when it is trying to access the hard drive it finds a corrupt file, causing the system to reboot.

I am having some difficulties finding a solution to this problem besides bringing the car into BMW and having them replace the CIC unit. I know there are some aftermarket kits for CCC to CIC, but I can not find anyone willing to sell just the CIC unit pre-programmed or even better just a hard drive to replace the faulty component.

I know that other people must have dealt with this issue already, does anyone have any useful information or know a source to buy just a coded hard drive or CIC unit.

Thanks! I hope someone can help me solve this PITA issue.
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      06-29-2017, 10:31 AM   #2
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On other forums I have read about people cloning the hard drive of a donor car and using the clone to replace the failing drive.

This screws up the FSC codes for navigation and some other features, but otherwise it is reported to work.
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So if I am able to pull the FCS codes from my hard drive, I can just clone another hard drive and then just insert my old FCS codes? Is there anyway to order a pre coded hard drive?
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There were some threads about people going to solid state drives.
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I've been reading those threads, but that is just a direct clone without any changes, since this would be the hard drive from another car I think I would have to change the FCS codes at least?
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      06-30-2017, 12:40 PM   #6
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I've been reading those threads, but that is just a direct clone without any changes, since this would be the hard drive from another car I think I would have to change the FCS codes at least?
I used this torrent a while back. Worth a try. Don't know if anyone is still seeding...

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0...UFsMDR1SG1FTEk
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So if I am able to pull the FCS codes from my hard drive, I can just clone another hard drive and then just insert my old FCS codes? Is there anyway to order a pre coded hard drive?
Yes but if you can do that it is likely your drive has not failed already.

You would the be best off cloning it to a new drive.

I forget what Unix variant is used for the drive partitions. They are not standard..

I don't think BMW will sell you a just a drive with the proper FSC codes.
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So if I am able to pull the FCS codes from my hard drive, I can just clone another hard drive and then just insert my old FCS codes? Is there anyway to order a pre coded hard drive?
Yes but if you can do that it is likely your drive has not failed already.

You would the be best off cloning it to a new drive.

I forget what Unix variant is used for the drive partitions. They are not standard..

I don't think BMW will sell you a just a drive with the proper FSC codes.
CIC uses QNX

FSC is no problem. Just activate via script if FSC lost.
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CIC uses QNX

FSC is no problem. Just activate via script if FSC lost.
Or just use the CIC patcher - even easier.
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So if I am able to pull the FCS codes from my hard drive, I can just clone another hard drive and then just insert my old FCS codes? Is there anyway to order a pre coded hard drive?
Yes but if you can do that it is likely your drive has not failed already.

You would the be best off cloning it to a new drive.

I forget what Unix variant is used for the drive partitions. They are not standard..

I don't think BMW will sell you a just a drive with the proper FSC codes.
CIC uses QNX

FSC is no problem. Just activate via script if FSC lost.
how would one do that ?
and is it possible to update the CIC version via the hard drive ?
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CIC uses QNX

FSC is no problem. Just activate via script if FSC lost.
Or just use the CIC patcher - even easier.
what now ?
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CIC uses QNX

FSC is no problem. Just activate via script if FSC lost.
Or just use the CIC patcher - even easier.
Yes. I didn't mention this as I was under impression CIC needed to be running the latest firmware? Can be more of a hassle for some people.

Or maybe my info is out of date. I've never actually used CIC Patcher.
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Yes. I didn't mention this as I was under impression CIC needed to be running the latest firmware? Can be more of a hassle for some people.

Or maybe my info is out of date. I've never actually used CIC Patcher.
Yeah that's true, I think it has to be on the latest firmware. I know they were supposed to eventually release the source code, in which case I imagine it wouldn't be too difficult to modify it for older firmwares.
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The original type of disk drive can be purchased on eBay for about $20. I bought some spares, but I need to clone the drive before it fails.
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I can swap your unit and throw in an emulator for like 350 and call it a day. I'm in queens
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