Guide to Replacing the NG4 Navidrive 3D Hard Drive with a CF Card

This unit is the NG4 system, made by Harman Becker.
Main Features: DVD, Voice Commands, HighRes Display, 3D Mapping, Bluetooth Hands Free, Independent Phone with MDS Module, SD Card, USB, Jukebox.

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Re: Guide to Replacing the NG4 Navidrive 3D Hard Drive with a CF Card

Post by GiveMeABreak » 27 Apr 2019, 23:23

Could be several reasons. You may have a hardware problem caused by overheating. Another possibility is that the hard drive has become corrupt, which can cause the restarts.

There is no need to get a hard drive image, as the firmware upgrade file is also able to recreate the partitions and the operating files itself. For this to work, you would need to have the latest firmware N42C on a USB, but first you would need to take the hard drive out, remove the partitions and format it as FAT32.

When you put the Hard Drive back in and boot with the USB in with the firmware on, it should start recreating the partitions for you from scratch. Obviously you will loose all your hard drive data, but in these circumstances there may not be another option.

If that does not solve the problem, then it may be hardware related, or the unit may need recovering. That needs specialist software and direct connection to the unit which is something we can’t help with.