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I am looking for COMAND firmware update CD W220 589 05 22 00.
Please PM anyone who has it or its contents.

Comand Online lists it on homepage Firmware update for S/CL/SL with DVD based COMAND | Service Update Disks | Firmware & Cradle Updates | Mercedes Retrofits | Comand Online Ltd as out of stock. Mark from Comand Online replied that "we will not be getting any more stock of this item as mercedes have put the price up by 1000%." They were also not willing to disclose its mercedes part number (they don't disclose part numbers according to their policy ), but as I understand "W220 589 05 22 00" is the latest COMAND firmware update CD.
 

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COMAND update CD 220 589 05 22 00

Found the disk at Welcome to the online shop of the genuine car parts pro’s - price 13.60 EUR (+ 24.90 EUR shipping).

The changes I noticed after update: hidden menu (accessable by briefly holding MUTE+1+3) now shows "SW Week 25/06" instead of "SW Week 40/03".
The hidden menu has new option "Copy autostore stations to stat" that copies radio stations found to station buttons.
Video in motion (watching DVD while driving) is not available anymore - COMAND screen displays "SCENE X" when having speed above ~15km/h.
However, permanent ETA display option still not visible in navigation menu.

PM me if anyone needs the disk.
 

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Out of curiosity why did you upgrade the software? Were you having problems with your unit?

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Before update Dension Gateway 500S BT GW52MO1 hands-free telephone functionality was not recognized by COMAND. After COMMAND update the telephone function is now recognized.
 

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My Code 527 COMAND DVD APS with Navigation (2003 Update S500L) keeps trying to reboot and just keeps showing the screen as in Pokseva's last photo, ie "Flash file system will be formatted. All data will be lost."...... etc.
Nothing else works, no buttons etc. Using STAR just shows the COMAND A40/3 as not available. All the other components on the Fibre Optic Ring are available and restarting the ring doesn't help.
My question is.
If I cannot place a CD into the COMAND as nothing works, using the COMAND firmware update CD W220 589 05 22 00 CD is not an option for me?
Any advice appreciated on what else could be wrong. My COMAND has been working fine up until now. There have been no changes made. It just stopped working.
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Brian
 

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keeps trying to reboot and just keeps showing the screen as in Pokseva's last photo, ie "Flash file system will be formatted. All data will be lost."
My guess is that the hard disk (actually on-bord flash storage chip) is faulty.
 

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On thinking about my next steps, I have a new question.
Where does the COMAND firmware update CD W220 589 05 22 00 CD get inserted?
A, in the DVD player in the COMAND A40/3 (Data Card Code 527 COMAND DVD APS with Navigation) or B, in the CD Changer A2/6 in the trunk (Data Card Code 819 CD Changer)?
If it is B, is there is a chance the COMAND, after switch on, would read it and reinstall the new code?
TIA Brian
 

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Thanks Warren,
That confirms my suspicions. I cannot even get my DVD with mp3 files out of the COMAND let alone insert a firmware update CD.
There are several second hand COMANDs available, two with identical numbers to mine, but several are close, but not exact. I have searched and searched but cannot find any reasonable explanation or comparison of what the numbers mean.
For example, my COMAND, Model Number MLFB: 5WK78309, has
A220 827 4142 ZGS 000
A220 827 0257 ZGS 001
A220 445 0000 ZGS 013 (see attached).

There are several COMANDs available but with ZGS 015 instead of ZGS 013.
Do you know how critical this number is or what it means?
Later Note after finding the answer.
The first part number is the unit itself, the second is normally the audio-gateway if the unit contains one, and the third is the software initially installed on the audio-gateway.

Another question is, if I buy a matching unit from Europe, say Sweden, can I change the Language to English (using my STAR if necessary)?

Thanks,
Brian
 

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My Code 527 COMAND DVD APS with Navigation (2003 Update S500L) keeps trying to reboot and just keeps showing the screen as in Pokseva's last photo, ie "Flash file system will be formatted. All data will be lost."...... etc.
Nothing else works, no buttons etc. Using STAR just shows the COMAND A40/3 as not available. All the other components on the Fibre Optic Ring are available and restarting the ring doesn't help.
My question is.
If I cannot place a CD into the COMAND as nothing works, using the COMAND firmware update CD W220 589 05 22 00 CD is not an option for me?
Any advice appreciated on what else could be wrong. My COMAND has been working fine up until now. There have been no changes made. It just stopped working.
Regards,
Brian
I would do a power down for 10 min and see if it comes back to life,,, pull all fuses for it or battery disconnect for 10 mins.
 

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Thanks Malcolm for the tip, but been there and done that. Left off battery for a whole day to make sure. Checked all relevant fuses, even the 12V lighter outlet in the front console.
 

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Can you use star to disable it, then re enable it and then actuate/initialize/authorize it so that it will restart? Maybe?
 

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Then perhaps the audio gateway that was not fitted on the earlier car and old system.
 

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Found the disk at Welcome to the online shop of the genuine car parts pro’s - price 13.60 EUR (+ 24.90 EUR shipping).

The changes I noticed after update: hidden menu (accessable by briefly holding MUTE+1+3) now shows "SW Week 25/06" instead of "SW Week 40/03".
The hidden menu has new option "Copy autostore stations to stat" that copies radio stations found to station buttons.
Video in motion (watching DVD while driving) is not available anymore - COMAND screen displays "SCENE X" when having speed above ~15km/h.
However, permanent ETA display option still not visible in navigation menu.

PM me if anyone needs the disk.
I haven't been able to open that hidden menu yet, so I don't know if my car needs an update (Also looking in to buying Dension Gateway).
After inserting the CD, do you get an option to NOT update if it's already updated, or does it just load and go ahead and start the update without verification?
 
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