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X431 Product Registration

In order to be able to update your scanners software, you have to register it first. Please follow these steps: 1. Go to www.x431.com

2. Click on Launch China or Other Area, as you wish. If you are experiencing low downloading speed, you may want to try the other server.

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3. Since you dont have a Username and a Password yet, click on Register.

4. On the Terms of Service page click on Agree and then Next.

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5. Please have the Private & Confidential letter handy. On the Product Information page fill the boxes with following information: Log-in Type: Non-Wheel Aligner

Product serial No: Enter the serial number found on the left side of the Private & Confidential letter (12 digits). This is also the serial number of your scanners SmartBox.

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Register Password: Enter the secret number found inside of the Private & Confidential letter, on the right side. You will have to open the letter to see it (usually 8 digits).

Dealer code: Enter 1B (for all units purchased through Launch Canada). 6. Click Next.

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7. Choose your own Username and Password. Please note that username and password are case sensitive. You can mix numbers and letters. Enter your contact information and then click Next.

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After a successful registration you should see this screen:

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X431 Software Updating


Follow this procedure to update your scanners diagnostic software. 1. Enter your username and password (case sensitive). For user type choose Customer. Copy the verification code into the box. Click Login.

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2. If your username and password are correct, you will be directed to this page. Click on Download Center.

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3. FOR X431-STANDARD, X-431C, AUTOBOOK AND X431-TOOL USERS: Make sure the SmartBox serial number on this page matches yours. You can check the expiry date of your subscription clicking on Valid date. Each CF card you are using with your scanner has to contain the SYSTEM DATA (a) and DISPLAY (c) files. If you are downloading diagnostic software on a new or formatted card you should include these two files. If you are just adding new software versions to your existing card, you do not need them at this moment. UPDATE TOOLS (d) is the program you will use to transfer the diagnostic software from your computer to the Compact Flash card. It has to be installed only once on each computer you are using for this purpose. Please note that for various X431 family scanners, the sequence of these files may be different.

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FOR X431-DIAGUN AND X431-MASTER USERS: Make sure the SmartBox serial number on this page matches yours. You can check the expiry date of your subscription clicking on Valid date. Each memory card you are using with your scanner has to contain the DISPLAY (a) file. If you are downloading diagnostic software on a new or formatted card you should include this file. If you are just adding new software versions to your existing card, you do not need it at this moment. UPDATE TOOLS (A) is the program you will use to transfer the diagnostic software from your computer to the memory card. It has to be installed only once on each computer you are using for this purpose.

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4. To download the SYSTEM DATA file click on Down.

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5. Then click on Save.

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6. In the Save As window, select Desktop and then click on Create New Folder icon.

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7. Choose a name for the new folder and then click Open.

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8. Click on Save to start downloading.

Close the dialog box when download completes. Follow the same steps to download the DISPLAY file. Always choose the latest version, if more than one are available for download.

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9. Download the UPDATE TOOLS program by clicking on Down.

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10. Next click on Run.

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Program is downloading

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11. Click on Run again.

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12. Follow the prompts to install UPDATE TOOLS. Click on Next.

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13. After successful installation, click on Finish. Do not launch it yet.

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14. If you have a Super-16 connector in your set, download the upgrade file. Save the file in the same folder you saved the SYSTEM DATA and DISPLAY files (not applicable for X431-Diagun and X431Master).

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15. Next step is downloading the individual software for vehicle makers. To have a better picture of your available software, click on Show All to have the whole list on one page only.

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The latest software version will be displayed in the third column and its release date in the fourth column. The latest version you are entitled to download will be shown in the fifth column and will be subject to your subscription validity. If your subscription ended some time ago, you will still be able to download, but up to the latest version covered by your subscription. You can download any listed earlier version of the available software. You can download one or more versions of the same software (vehicle maker). 16. Click on Down to start downloading.

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17. Click on Save.

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18. If you already created a folder on the Desktop to save the SYSTEM DATA and DISPLAY files, save this file in the same folder. If not, go to step 6 to learn how to create one.

Repeat steps 16 to 18 for all vehicle makes you want to download. Save the files in the same folder. Do not unzip the files.

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Remove the memory card from the scanner. Insert it in the card reader and plug it into an available USB port. If you just want to add software to the card, skip steps 19 and 20. 19. If you want to format the memory card, open My Computer and right-click on the drive letter of the USB card reader (listed as Removable Disk). Select Format.

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20. Select Quick Format and then click Start.

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21. Run the X431 Update program. Select from the left pane the files you want to transfer to the memory card. If the source folder (the folder containing the downloads) was not automatically selected, the list will be blank and you will have to manually select it by clicking on the Locate (binocular) button. If the target folder (the drive letter of the USB card reader) was not automatically selected, you will have to manually select it by clicking on the Locate (binocular) button.

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Space required = total size of the selected files Space available = remaining space on the memory card. Should always keep it more than 0.5Mb. If you need to make more room on the card by deleting unwanted software, click on the bin icon. Select the files you want to erase and press Delete.

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22. When you are ready, click on Update. You will be prompted to confirm the update.

During the files transfer the STATUS line will show: Updating, please wait

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23. Upon successful update you will see this screen. Click OK.

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24. Click Exit and then eject the USB card reader (safely remove USB mass storage device).

25. Remove the memory card from the reader and insert it into the scanner. With new software on the card, some units will go into touch-screen calibration automatically. Press slightly for 2 sec. on the square dot in the center of the screen using the stylus pen. Once released, the dot will move to one of the screens corner. Press slightly for 2 sec. on it and then release it. Repeat the procedure for the rest of the corners. After completion, the system will continue booting up.

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For advanced PC users: In order to save time, you can download the files in batch, but only if you have WinZip installed on your PC. If you are not sure, then download the files individually. To download in batch, select the files you need. Checking the box on the top-left will select all files on the page.

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Click on Download in batch.

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Wait for the website to compress the files.

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Press Down to download the compressed file. Please note that this window will be blank until the file is ready for download.

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Click Save.

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Click Save again to store it in the downloads folder.

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File is downloading

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Unzip (extract) the downloaded file in the same folder.

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After extraction, you should see all the files in the downloads folder. Do not unzip them further.

Continue with files transfer to the memory card (step 21).

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