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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:02 AM
erkbiz erkbiz is offline
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iDrive Multimedia

Loaded some MP3s onto the vehicle and I'm not having a lot of success on playback. Music that works fine on my laptop and mp3 player does not play back at all well on the X3.

Some tunes start to play and then just quit, perhaps a minute or so later the tune starts up again from where it quit. Other times iDrive selects the tune in the list but it never starts. AND sometime an album plays all the way thru as it should.

Yesterday, the iDrive crashed, got a red screen, then got the BMW logo, it eventually came back on line. During this time the mp3s quit and iDrive switched to the radio which played while things reset themselves. This has only happened once but the mp3 dropouts occur regularly.

Notified my dealer about the "red screen", (didn't mention the mp3 issue cause I thought maybe the files are corrupted, did some checking and I don't think they are), I was told that iDrive may, rarely, experience a miscommunication and will reset itself. But if it happens again I should bring the vehicle in to be checked.

ERK

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Old 03-21-2013, 04:34 PM
csharp csharp is offline
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Hi! I figured I would add to your post. My X3 is almost 2 weeks old and I've experienced some weird things with iDrive. Well, I hope it's just that. On the 2nd morning, I felt like things I have previously set were reset but didn't think much of it. Haven't had any more issues with that until today. I start the car and all of a sudden, most of the iDrive menu is in German! I remembered there was a language set function so I found that and it listed, German, English UK, and Spanish. It wouldn't let me click English but would on Spanish. I clicked Spanish and then it wouldn't even let me go back to German. Anybody have any clue what this could be? I'm hoping it's not a major electrical issue.
Thanks!
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:47 AM
erkbiz erkbiz is offline
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Good luck with that! Kinda makes my situation seem trivial. Have you talked with your dealer?
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:57 PM
csmcphail csmcphail is offline
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Try this link:

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/nav...update_vin.jsp

One of the fixes is a SW update (MX-1.12.0) that improves the speed and stability of music playback from a USB device that is connected to the USB audio interface in the center armrest and contains multiple playlists.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:30 AM
erkbiz erkbiz is offline
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csmcphail....Thanks for the information. Just downloaded the file and will do the update later today. I'll let ya know if it helped.....thanks again!
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