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Old 09-29-2013, 05:58 PM
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Red face Anyone using the Cen-Tech 60794 OBD+ABS code reader ?

Got one today from Harbor Freight. Can anyone guide me how to update it, in order to list LandRover in its vehicle menu ?
And any other details I should know ?
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:31 PM
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:51 PM
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I have an Innova 3130 which is also an upgradable +ABS scanner.

IIRC all upgrades had to be downloaded off of my laptop.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:46 PM
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Updates about this Cen-Tech 60794 OBD2+ABS reader as many would like to know.
OBD2 works well on 2000 Disco. European ABS lists only Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Mini.
The manual tells to update it at HarborFreight web site.
Nowhere in that site there is a thing about it.
-Asked both customer support and technical support on email. Of course, no reply after a week.
-Called technical support on the phone: after 20 minute wait of the bulldung "all our representatives are busy" a recording tells to do it via the web; which I had done it twice already.
-Called customer support on the phone; the guy is lost in space. Asked him to contact Centech for update guidance. Another week of silence.
Returned to the store today. End.
Total: remove this scanner from the options list to buy. Does not work with LR brakes, and the service from HarborFreight works even less.
Edited: added---> This Cen-Tech 60794 seems identical to Autel MS609
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:12 AM
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I've heard of people using the autel updates to get to work. They can be found here Autel
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:22 AM
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Correct. Another set of careless chinese-style geniuses from Autel there.

The downloadable "update" does not tell anywhere which version/date/library it is, being entirely possible that the download may be the same the unit already has, or, even worse, an older one, as the Autel MS609 is declared "Old" in that same link.
So you would be forced to blindly download crappy .rar 33 megabyte compressed files that can end in update failure leaving the tool non-operational. And if you run only Linux like me; chances are nothing will work with 'Windows XP requiered' as somewhere hiding in fine print states

The Centech 60794 I just returned had "Burn" 02/26/13 ; Software ver 3.80 ; for Hardware ver 1.0 ; and Library ver 2.00
So a seven month old unit is already unsupported.

I wish to be wrong but found nowhere solid data telling that can be made to work with Disco 2
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:41 PM
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I see everyone is disappointed with this HF scanner. I thought I would give is a try.
Anyone else tried to update the software and worked on LR ?
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