MMI 2G high updating and new map disk
I am hoping that someone can come to my aid and guide me through updating my MMI and SatNav systems.
I have a 2005 C6 Avant with MMI 2G high currently on software version 21.2.0 and the map DVD for 2006 (2005 data)
I have disks to update to the current software 55.7.0 as well as a DVD map disk for 2012 (actually 2011 data - but I suppose that is normal)
I have read here and elsewhere that you "insert the CD in position 1 of the player and press "return" and "info" together for a few seconds (although elsewhere it was suggested for 6 seconds) to enter setup" I have tried this and all that happens is that the "Info" screen appears - nothing else.
What am I doing wrong? Before pressing the buttons the screen shows "CD-ROM" so it knows what its got.
I am worried too about the new map disk. Having loaded it in the DVD player in the boot, the screen reads "new software found - Instal - yes / no ?
At that point I chickened out not knowing what was going to happen, and not wanting to trash the SatNav just before setting off to the wilds of the NorthEast.
So, presently I am stuck with my 2006 Nav disk and the well out of date version of the MMI software - BUT - at least everything still works!!
Having looked at the files on the nav disk is what throws me.
The 2006 disk has weird named files some of which have ".DB" extension. A Database file - OK I get that, it's fine but, the new disk has similar (but larger and differently named) files which end in ".DB_"
I can't help thinking that these are somehow not right?
Is anyone able to throw light on the difference please and tell me if I will be OK loading it and allowing it to "Instal new software"
Sorry about the long post, just trying to avoid leaving anything relevant out.
Basically, two questions
1 with the CD in position 1 of the CD changer, what key(s) should be pressed to enter "setup" and if I had the right ones, why did it not happen? and
2 are the .DB_ files just the current way of naming these files or is there something wrong with the disk (for information it is not genuine Audi sourced, it was downloaded as an ISO image, burned and verified and usually the "_" is added to a file that is incomplete or compressed, but surely the ISO image is an exact copy of the original?)
I do hope aomeone out there will have the knowledge to advise me whether or not to proceed or whether I am going to have to bite the bullet and pay a stealers rates to get the job done (I do hope not - it's an oldish car, mine from new so it might prove better and cheaper to buy a TomTom !!)
Thanks in advance
A thought just occured to me, does anyone have a genuine 2010 or 2012 MMI 2G high disk that they could put in their computer and see what the files are named?
That really would make the choice to go or not easy!
Hope someone actually has a genuine disk!