I just now came across a fix for the CD manual, and I did not see this in EGv107, so here goes.
If you use a iPad or iPhone, you know you can't see FLASH based web pages. I had taken the CD manual and copied it to my personal web server so I could access the PDFs when away from home, or simply to not have to mount the CD image. But I could not access Mercedes' silly flash-based indexes.
Well, apparently, several people took the time to develop an HTML based index that can directly access all the PDF files on the CD. It's awesome, and best of all it allows you to access the manual from your iPad
1) You must already have the w107 CD based manual, or a disk image of it.
2) Download the 107 HTML index zip file from Steve Nervig's site:
Mercedes-Benz Service Library Index Download Page
3) Unzip the file and you'll see these inside the folder:
4) Now, mount your manual CD and copy the entire program
5) Now open Main.html
in the web browser of your choice, and enjoy a much easier to navigate service manual that works on all devices - AND there have been numerous fixes to the bad links present in the CD version, plus a special section of helpful tips from these forums, not available on the CD by itself.
6a) (optional) put the R107 folder on your personal web server, and then you can surf to the manual from anywhere, including access from your iPad or iPhone. The precise steps will vary depending on how your web server is set up. For instance, you may want to rename "Main.html" to "index.html" if you have directory listings turned off.
6b) (optional) instead of putting it on a personal web server, you can also reduce the ENTIRE web-based index to a single PDF file using IE, Chrome, FireFox, or Acrobat. Just open the Main.html page, and select "create PDF", using unlimited levels. For more specific instructions, see:
The advantage of this method is you then have a single PDF file that you can upload to your iPad or other device (it will be large though, as in over 600 MB).
Sample Web Index Pages:
And a huge debt of gratitude to Steve Nervig for maintaining this.