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Old 10-06-2010, 05:08 PM   #1
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MDX Navi DVD disk reading error Unformatted

My Navi is now giving me the Unformatted message.

I removed the unit and sent to Alpine for repair along with the $185 flat rate check. Got it back a week later. Alpine says they didn't fix it, returned my check and said that since it was a 2001 Navi system they no longer stock parts so I was out of luck! Acura wants $3,000 for a new unit! The dealer said to try to find one on Ebay.

Has anyone else on the forum replaced their Navi unit with success??
2001 MDX, original owner.
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Are you looking for a Navi ECM? What part exactly needs to be replaced?
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I don't know what part needs replacing. The navi disk will actually boot up and work about 1 out of 6 times. Would that be the disk reader? If it needed cleaning I am surprised Alpine didn't do that instead of returning it to me saying there are no longer any parts.
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I don't know what part needs replacing. The navi disk will actually boot up and work about 1 out of 6 times. Would that be the disk reader? If it needed cleaning I am surprised Alpine didn't do that instead of returning it to me saying there are no longer any parts.
Might as well give it a try rather than replacing the whole thing!

Here is a replacement screen and drive:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2001-...fAudioQ5fVideo

Comparing that ebay link to this site:

http://www.acuraoemparts.com/delray/...All&vinsrch=no

You can see $449 for the screen/drive is better than the $4000+ this site is asking!
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thanks 55. Sorry I went offline for awhile. But I'll look to see if that is still on ebay. Not sure how I would protect myself if it doesn't work.
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