GM Tech 2 Clone Price $249

GM Tech 2 Clone Price $249
GM Tech 2 Clone

2018年7月13日星期五

Tech 2 Scanner for Sale - Able to Program Keys

This is a Tech 2 scanner for sale:
http://www.chinacardiags.com/wholesale/tech2-diagnostic-scanner-for-gm-saab-opel-suzuki-isuzu-holden-with-full-package.html
It is in perfect working order and has the screen cover.
The unit comes with the OBD cable and two cards one for Vauxhall and one for Saab
The Candi module and a flight case to put it all in
Also included is the TIS2000 software which you will need to access the security to program keys

Reviews of Tech 2 off chinacardiags.com:
http://blog.chinacardiags.com/tech-ii-clone-buy-with-relief-from-chinacardiags-com/

Possible to install Tech2win on Windows 10 32/64 bit?

Is it possible to install GM Tech2win on Windows 10 32 or 64 bit?
That’s what lots of people are looking for. Have read a lot threads and posts on the web and made a collection here. Maybe it helps.
Here you go.
Lenovo Windows 10 32 bit: works good
An excellently designed device. Allscanner LTD made a better product than any of GM’s partnership with German owned Bosch diagnostic tools and for a lot less money. I was able to reprogram a 2008 Cadillac XLR ECU in under 4 minutes using just a Lenovo Windows 10 Celeron laptop. It would have taken around 15 minutes with my Tech2 with CANdi module with serial to USB interface (what an outdated mess). The VX manager runs fine on Windows 10 and so does the Tech2Win program (I don’t know what this BS about having to use Windows 7 is about). The Tech2Win is slightly buggy occasionally, but it’s always been that way. GM crapped that software out most a decade ago.
Dell Lattude E7450 Windows 10 64 bit: works
I have a Dell Lattude E7450 with windows 10 x64 and a touchscreen. I had the same problem as everyone else experienced where it would not pop up the screen to select the MDI. I could get it to popup if I clicked the emulator directly however it crashed since it had no valid params (this is expected by design). I tried many things including the latest Tech2Win and swapping dll files, GM MDI manager versions etc and nothing seemed to work.
In the end the solution came to me and it was quite simple... Went into my device manager, expanded the Human Interface Devices and disabled the touchscreen device. I then could run Tech2Win and the GM MDI selector popped up like it should. If your device only has a touchscreen you will have to add a keyboard (either wired or Bluetooth) before you disable the touchscreen so you can use Tech2Win.
I'm willing to bet some device that some GM dealerships run the software on are touchscreen (with a compatible Lib) and in windows 10 we have some sort of touchscreen Lib (not compatible) conflict with the application.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Windows 10 64 bit: not work
I tested out full functionality of Tech2Win with my older laptop that I just upgraded to 10. It is working and doing what it should.
I also installed it on a desktop with Win10 and it works......
My brand new Surface Pro 4 does have error. It will not work.
Microsoft Surface pro 2 Windows 10 b4 bit: has error
installed tech2win, (vxdiag vcx nano gds2 and tech2win), it works on one laptop but not on another, both laptops are windows 10 x64

GM Tech2 China Clone:

the one that does not work gives me E668561: Vehicle Communication Interface (e.g. MDI) not found! Is it possibly not installed / not turned on?
The "Select Vehicle Communication Interface" window does not show.
in the log file it shows
07/28/16 18:00:15-638(0000.7603) pdu_api.c (02200) Error 0x00000000 PDU: could not initialize COM XML DOM instance.
07/28/16 18:00:15-638(0000.7617) pdu_api.c (02201) Error 0x00000000 WindowsError 1: Incorrect function.
07/28/16 18:00:15-638(0000.7619) pdu_api.c (01083) Error 0x00000000 Load MVCI DLL failed. Path to DLL:
Computers with Win 10 updated from Win7 Win8: works good
I have found that the 3 computers that this works on that have Windows 10 were all upgraded from windows 8 or windows 7. There could be something that was carried over that keeps Tech2win working that a Win10 only machine might not have or have set the same. So far I have not found a permissions change that fixes it though. It seems to be something else more elusive.
Toshiba C655: works great
Lenova Yoga 900: not works
Acer Switch 12: not works
Microsoft Surface Pro 4:
For some reason the Surface Pro 4 will just not pop up the screen to select the device when you start Tech2win. It won't do it in a VM either. The MDI manager will see the MDI fine native or in the VM.
Newer 64bit desktop: works fine
Old 64 bit laptop: works fine
Windows 10 touch screens mobile device: not run
Older Celeron desktop: works fine
(It’s an older Celeron desktop with only 3 gigs of ram that was just upgraded to win10. It works fine on this computer.)
.....
In summary, you need luck with Tech2win Windows 10.
Btw, info not sure but you can have a try:
For windows 10 you need to use the latest Tech2win 2.332
Previous Tech2win 2.322 is not supported from windows 10

2018年7月6日星期五

VXDIAG VCX NANO GM Windows 10 Review

VXDIAG VCX NANO GM Windows 10 Review:
The software of  VXDIAG VCX NANO includes two parts: tech2win and GDS2
Version of tech2win: V33.003
Version of GDS2: V2016.1.0
Recently ran into an issue where i wanted to replace my aftermarket pioneer (didn't like it and much prefer my smart phone) with a stock unit. Found a cheap OEM unit on eBay. After install, i realized that factory head units are tied to the original cars VIN. No problem, i'll pay the dealership to fix the issue. Only problem they outright say they CANNOT guarantee they can fix the locked status of my radio and i'd still have to pay. As an IT/Network technician, i couldn't imagine telling people i can't guarantee i can fix your network or pc problems, but you still owe me full price plus tax.
Enter the VXDIAG VCX Nano. I was looking into gm tech 2 clone's for the past couple weeks and stumbled onto this gem. There is very little info on this product, but i still had more faith in this thing and myself more than my own dealership so i took the plunge. For $119 on chinacardiags.com, i basically have the software version of a tech II device. I was able to unlock my radio in a matter of minutes. Have never used a real or upscale scan tool device so i can't compare but just poking through some of the menus, it looks like i can do anything a tech II can. Cool thing is that the tech2win software runs just fine on my Windows 10 64bit laptop. Would be even cooler with a surface pro or similar tablet. I'm sure there are reasons for owning an actual tech II device over just software, but i wanted to try something different out of curiosity and explore other options for those that want an even cheaper alternative.

I am impressed so far....
Good tool!
I was only speaking for the tech2win software. That i did run straight from a Windows 10 64-bit laptop. Website says that GDS2 only runs from a Windows XP/7 32-bit computer. If there is a simple GDS2 test that anyone can think of for me to try, i then confirm or deny this claim. FYI i have a windows XP, 7, 8, and 10 32 & 64 bit laptops. So i could try on any operating system.
Important tips - Tech2Win GDS2 on Windows 10
On tech2win, although the op is stating that its working in 64 bit mode, really want to go through it to double check if it needs to run in win 7 compatible mode for everything to work "correctly" instead.
Putting tech2win into win 7 compatibility mode is the way and it’s not hard to do.
Go to the start icon for tech2win, right click it and go to properties, and see if you can click the box and make it run it in win 7 mod.
If the box is grayed out and you can not do it this way, click on the windows icon, type in run in the search box, then find run program made for a previous version of windows in list it will bring out and click on that to open that program. From here, it pretty straight forward to find Tech2 win, and change tech2 win so it running in win 7 compatible mode.
As for SDS, need to see that if it has for any type of account already set up in it's memory. Hence in VM, gds2 should run fine.
I fired up the GDS2 software and that indeed runs off Windows XP. But it does come with the VM software. So far everything works under my Windows 10, but like i said the GDS2 is running in the VM software
But without a active account in SDS, it’s never going to connect to GM to pull firmware files down that way instead.
Hell who knows, and if the SDS program on the disco does not have a hidden account on it, maybe you can access GMvia the cloud software instead.

Original:VXDIAG VCX NANO GM Windows 10 Review

2018年4月26日星期四

GM Tech II Test Report Analysis

Tech 2 self tests verify that the Tech 2 scan tool is functioning normally. The self tests evaluate all critical areas of
the Tech 2 and display pass or fail messages for each subsystem tested. Self tests isolate user error from
system hardware failures. The self tests should be performed periodically to insure that the Tech 2 is
operating properly.
The Tech 2 must meet the following requirements in order to do a self test:
  • Screen display must be fully readable
  • Keypad must be operational
Begin the Tech 2 self-testing program by following these steps:
  1. Press [ENTER] while viewing the Tech 2 start-up screen (Figure VI-1).
  2. Select F3: Tool Options from the Tech 2 Main Menu (Figure VI-2).
  3. Select F3: Self Test from the Tool Options menu (

PCB DIAGNOSTIC CHART
TestResultSolution
RAM/ROM0 - Pass
1 - ROM read fail
2 - RAM read fail
3 - RAM write and read do not compare.
Record type of failure.
Cycle Tech 2 power (press [PWR]) and retest.
If problem persists, contact Customer Support.
RS-485 loopbackPass
Fail - Loopback may not be connected.
Check loopback connection.
If problem persists, contact Customer Support.
RS-232 loopbackPass
Fail - Loopback may not be connected.
Check loopback connection.
If problem persists, contact Customer Support.
KeypadTest successful
Keypad failed
Exiting the test before all keys are pressed
results in a failed keypad test
Cycle Tech 2 power and retest.
If problem persists, contact Customer Support.
PCMCIA (Tests both card slots)Card detected
Card not present
Fail
Check that card is inserted properly.
Cycle Tech 2 power and retest.
If problem persists, contact Customer Support.
Display controller
(Contrast and characters)
User determines if display is correctIf the display shows a noticeable failure during tests,
contact Customer Support
Sound transducerUser determines if sound transducer is
working.
If no sound is emitted by repeatedly selecting Automated
Test or Sound On, contact Customer Support.
Real-time clockTime is displayed correctly. Invalid values are displayed for date, year, hour, minute, or second.Reset clock. Cycle Tech 2 power and retest. If time is not retained, contact Customer Support.

VCI MODULE DIAGNOSTIC CHART
TestResultSolution
MUX
(Multiplexer)
MUX A: S5 & S14
pass/fail
MUX B: S1 & S3
pass/fail
If MUX A or B fails, cycle Tech 2 power and retest.
If problem persists, contact Customer Support.
VCI adapter ID
(performed only during
selectable VCI test)
Recognized adapter
Cannot identify adapter
If adapter fails, use a different adapter to make sure that the VCI correctly identifies the adapters.
Cycle Tech 2 power and retest failed adapter. If adapter
fails second test, contact Customer Support.
VCI ADC
(Analog to digital converter)
Channel A - pass/fail
Channel B - pass/fail
If channel A or channel B fail, cycle Tech 2 and retest.
If problem persists, contact Customer Support.
Cross pointPull up - pass/fail
TPU5, TPU1, and TPU0 - pass/fail (results
from selectable VCI test)
If a failure occurs, cycle Tech 2 and retest.
If problem persists, contact Customer Support.
SIPO
(Serial In Parallel Out)
Pass/fail for each area tested If a failure occurs, cycle Tech 2 and retest.
If problem persists, contact Customer Support.
DLC
(Data Link Connector)
DLC1 - DLC2
pass/fail count
DLC2 - DLC1
pass/fail count
If a failure occurs, cycle Tech 2 and retest.
If problem persists, contact Customer Support.
CCD
(Chrysler Collision Detection)
CCD - pass/fail
CCD - loopback not connected
Connect loopback and retest if loopback not connected.
If test fails, disregard results. Test is not for GM vehicles
(other than Saab) at this time.
GND FET
(Ground Field Effect
Transistor)
GND FET - pass/failCheck loopback adapter to make sure it is connected,
cycle Tech 2 retest.
If problem persists, contact Customer Support.
VCI HBCC
(Hosted Bus Control Chip)
HBCC - pass/fail If HBCC chip fails, cycle Tech 2 and retest.
If problem persists, contact Customer Support.
VCI DUART
(Dual Universal Asynchronous
Receiver Transmitter)
Channel A - pass/fail
Channel B - pass/fail
If channel A or channel B fail, cycle Tech 2 and retest.
If problem persists, contact Customer Support.
VCI I/O 1 - I/O 16 TestPass/fail messages will be displayed for
each of the I/O lines (results from selectable
VCI test).
If test fails, was loopback installed?
Once an error has been detected on one of the I/O
lines, you can test the specific line by selecting F3 or F4
tests. If the test fails continuously or intermittently,
contact Customer Support.
VCI loopbackPass/fail message for each I/O loopback test. For any failure, make sure the loopback is connected.
Use F1: Check ID to verify that the loopback is found.
Cycle Tech 2 and retest. If problem persists, contact
Customer Support
VCI short L & MOpen I/O 7 - pass/fail
Open I/O 9 - pass/fail
Hi I/O 7 - pass/fail
Hi I/O 9 - pass/fail
Lo I/O 7 - pass/fail
Lo I/O 9 - pass/fail
For any failure, cycle Tech 2 and retest.
If problem persists, contact Customer Support.
VCI J1708Internal transceiver - pass/fail
Differential - pass/fail
Differential - pass/fail (results from
selectable VCI test)
For any failure, cycle Tech 2 and retest.
If problem persists, contact Customer Support.
VCI TPU
(Time Processor Unit)
TPU0 - pass/fail
TPU1 - pass/fail
TPU5 - pass/fail
TPU12 & TPU15 - pass/fail (or not tested if
no loopback)
TPU13 & TPU14 - pass/fail (or not tested if
no loopback)
For any failure, cycle Tech 2 and retest.
If problem persists, contact Customer Support.
VCI level shiftersMUX A 2.5 V Hi - pass/fail
MUX A 2.5 V Lo - pass/fail
MUX A 5.0 V Hi - pass/fail
MUX A 5.0 V Lo - pass/fail (results from
selectable VCI test)
For any failure, cycle Tech 2 and retest.
If problem persists, contact Customer Support

POWER SOURCE: DLC CABLE
Step 1: Does vehicle support power through DLC cable connection
exclusively? (If you are not sure, consult your service manual.)
Yes: go to step 2
No: Use alternate power
Step 2: Using a digital multi-meter (DMM), verify vehicle battery voltage. Is battery fully charged?
Yes: go to step 3
No: Charge battery.
Step 3: Verify connection at vehicle DLC connector for loose or damaged
pin(s).
Did you find a problem?
Yes: Repair connector. (Consult vehicle service manual.)
No: go to step 4
Step 4: 1. Disconnect DLC cable from vehicle.
  1. Power on Tech 2 using alternate power source at DLC cable
power jack connection.
Did your Tech 2 power on?
Yes: Problem with vehicle. (Consult vehicle service manual.)
No: go to step 5
Step 5: Remove DLC cable from Tech 2 and attach alternate power supply at VCI power jack connection located at bottom of Tech 2. Does Tech 2 power on?
Yes: Replace DLC cable.
No: Problem with Tech 2. Contact Customer Support.
POWER SOURCE: CIGARETTE LIGHTER POWER CABLE
Step 1: 1. Unplug cigarette lighter power cable from DLC cable.
  1. Using a digital multi-meter (DMM), verify voltage output at
cigarette lighter power cable power jack.
Do you have battery voltage output?
Yes: go to step 2
No: go to step 3
Step 2: 1. Remove DLC cable from Tech 2.
  1. Plug in cigarette lighter power jack to the VCI power jack
connector located at bottom of Tech 2.
Does the Tech 2 power on?
Yes: Replace DLC cable.
No: Problem with Tech 2. Contact Customer Support.
Step 3: Using a DMM, verify voltage output at battery.
Do you have battery voltage output?
Yes: go to step 4
No: Charge battery.
Step 4: Disconnect cigarette lighter power cable from vehicle and verify
voltage output at vehicle cigarette lighter socket.
Do you have battery voltage output?
Yes: go to step 5
No: Problem with vehicle. Consult vehicle service manual.
Step 5: Check fuse in cigarette lighter power cable (refer to Figure VI-23).
Does fuse need replacing?
Yes: Replace fuse.
No: Replace cigarette lighter power cable.
POWER SOURCE: BATTERY POWER CABLE
Step 1: 1. Unplug battery power cable power jack from DLC cable.
  1. Using a digital multi-meter (DMM), verify voltage output at
battery power cable power jack.
Do you have battery voltage output?
Yes: go to step 2
No: go to step 3
Step 2: 1. Remove DLC cable from Tech 2.
  1. Plug in battery power cable power jack to the VCI power jack
connector located at bottom of Tech 2.
Does the Tech 2 power on?
Yes: Replace DLC cable
No: Problem with Tech 2. Contact Customer Support.
Step 3: Using a DMM, verify voltage output at battery.
Do you have battery voltage output?
Yes: go to step 4
No: Charge battery
Step 4: Check fuse(s) in battery power cable (refer to Figure VI-24).
Does fuse(s) need replacing?
Yes: Replace fuse(s).
No: Replace battery power cable.
POWER SOURCE: NAO OR UNIVERSAL POWER SUPPLY
Step 1: 1. Unplug NAO (or Universal) power supply jack from DLC cable.
  1. Using a digital multi-meter (DMM), verify voltage output at
power jack.
Do you have battery voltage output?
Yes: go to step 2
No: Replace NAO or Universal power supply
Step 2: 1. Remove DLC cable from Tech 2.
  1. Plug in NAO (or Universal) power supply power jack to the VCI
power jack connector located at bottom of Tech 2.
Does the Tech 2 power on?
Yes: Replace DLC cable
No: Problem with Tech 2.
Contact Customer
Support.
TIS2000 CD and USB Key for GM TECH2 GM Car Model:
http://www.chinacardiags.com/wholesale/tis2000-cd-and-usb-key-for-gm-tech2-gm-and-opel-car-model-706.html

2018年4月17日星期二

Tech 2 Adapters: What are they & How to use?

What is a Tech 2 adapter:
There are a number of adapters are available for the Tech 2 scan tool which allow connection to many different vehicles. Specific adapters are included in the Tech 2 base kit depending upon Tech 2 configuration—NAO, International, Saab, Opel, Vauxhall, etc. Adapters not included in the base kit may be purchased separately from your tool distributor
Tech 2 full kit with all adapters:

Source: http://www.chinacardiags.com/wholesale/tech2-diagnostic-scanner-for-gm-saab-opel-suzuki-isuzu-holden-with-full-package.html
Tech 2 adapters list:
All adapters available for Tech 2:
SAE 16/19 Pin Adapter:
This adapter allows DLC connection to some 1994-1995 NAO vehicles and all NAO vehicles from 1996 onward.

NAO 12/19 Pin Adapter:
This adapter allows ALDL connection to some 1994-1995 NAO vehicles and all previous 1993 and earlier vehicles equipped with 12-pin ALDL connectors.

Opel 10/19 Adapter:
This adapter allows connection for current Opel vehicles with a 10-pin connector.

Saab 10/19 Adapter:
This adapter allows connection for current Saab vehicles with a 10-pin connector.

Opel / Isuzu / Geo 3/19 Adapter:
This adapter allows connection for Opel, Isuzu, and Geo vehicles that have a 3-pin horizontal connector.

Opel / Isuzu 3/19 Adapter:
This adapter allows connection for Opel and Isuzu vehicles with a 3-pin “T” connector.

In detail... look at the chart below.

How to use Tech 2 adapters with the main unit:

  1. VCI cable connector (26-pin connector)
  2. Various vehicle adapters
  3. DLC cable (19-pin connector end)

Tech 2 User Manual:
http://www.chinacardiags.com/wholesale/tech2-diagnostic-scanner-for-gm-saab-opel-suzuki-isuzu-holden-with-full-package.html

2018年4月10日星期二

How to replace GM Tech2 DC-DC converter

Thread: GM Tech2 scan tool DC-DC converter replacement / No power on repair
If your thinking about a TECH 2 or have one that died like mine, this may help fix it.

https://www.facebook.com/obd2.diagnostics/videos/595347837467475/?t=0

This video goes over one possible source for a dead Tech2 scan tool that fails to power up when switched on. The video is aimed at various Chinese knock-off models of the GM Tech2 clone, but the repair would be applicable to an original OEM HP, Vetronix, or Bosch manufactured GM Tech2 as well. The repair involves replacement of the isolated DC/DC 5VDC power converter on the main logic board in either case. However, if you perform this repair on a genuine original Tech2, you will lose the ability for the unit to not restart during engine cranking due to normal vehicle battery voltage drop. The Chinese knock-offs were already missing this capability so no difference there (when you read about folks saying they fixed the unit restarting during engine cranking they just got lucky that the particular batch that the converter they bought came out of could handle dipping below 9VDC which is totally random and unpredictable). This is because the proprietary isolated DC/DC converter specified by GM is not available to the public and was custom modified to GM specifications so that it could handle as low as 7VDC input and still create isolated 5VDC output. The replacement isolated DC/DC converter parts available to the public require a minimum of 9VDC to output the same 5VDC. Sometimes you might randomly get lucky and one will go below 9VDC, but impossible to predict at purchase time. You could use a "cheap" non-isolated voltage converter replacement, but this is not recommended as it defeats the original protected isolated voltage circuit design by GM/HP.
btw. credits to DrShock



 

2018年3月30日星期五

(Solved) Tech II TIS2000 “cannot connect with security server”

Problem:
I’m getting my butt kicked; I have a Tech II scan tool with Saab v148.0 card in it. I have tried from Globaltis(Cracked) and TIS 2000 (Hardware key) but cannot gain security access.
Device:
I have a Tech II scan tool with Saab v148 from http://www.chinacardiags.com/wholesale/tech2-diagnostic-scanner-for-gm-saab-opel-suzuki-isuzu-holden-with-full-package.html

Error message:
Tis2000 gives me the error “cannot connect with security server”
Globaltis just says “error” when trying to gain security access.
I know it is communicating with the tech ii, because during the security check the tech goes from the home screen to “downloading”.
Laptop:
I am using a laptop with a TRENDnet TU-S9 USB to Serial Converter running XP SP3. I have java version 6 update 12 running.
Puzzle:
The only think I’ve noticed is the when starting globaltis it states “SAAB Automobile AB v146.00”. I have the 148 SAAB PCIAM card, do not know if that could be affecting it or not.
Advice/suggestion:
Very important.
Here in the forum (mhhauto.com) two types of SAAB v148.000 PCMCIA was shared
One for Tech2 hand held and one cracked for Tech2 Win
In Tech2 hand he'll only the one for its working
If its the right card uploaded in your tool card then go Security and do it
Try Java v 6.26
Its the best for GlobalTis or Java v7.0
Do you have it or not installed the SAAB v148.000 PCMCIA installed and can you connect to your SAAB car?
If not you can find this PCMCIA SAAB v148.000 for Tech2 hand held in the forum ( Not the one for Tech2win ) and use Card writer to flash you PCMCIA or MCE software
Or
use the advise of Mr. techamp (try to re-flash your Tech 2 PCIMA card with Globaltis so your hardware and software match. i believe version on globaltis is 146.00.) and use the SAAB GlobalTis to write your PCMCIA card
Then go to your card and check if the diagnostic is possible
Then connect again the Tech2 with the computer ->power it up ->run the GlobalTis-> use Security
Then you can do any SPS Programming in your car
Good luck