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Old 08-11-2017, 08:53 AM   #1
TonyRC
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MIB2: Pressing the On/Off/Volume knob for 15 seconds or so

On a Discover Media Generation 2 (MIB2) unit, what function precisely is invoked by pressing the On/Off/Volume knob for 15 or so seconds?

This appears to be an undocumented function in the VW user manuals (well, I havenít found it described in any of them) and there appears to be some confusion about what it is in various places on the Internet. Some say it is a reboot of the system, others describe it as a reset, or even a hard reset. To me, a reboot and a reset are two entirely different functions. I see them as follows.

A reboot is simply shutting down the system and then restarting it, preserving all modifications that have been made to the system and all personalised settings. A reset, on the other hand, is restoring the system to the state that it was in at a specified point in time (such as the time when the car left the factory = factory reset), losing all subsequent modifications and personalised settings.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:08 AM   #2
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It's a reboot.
Source: doing it many many many times ;-)
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:54 PM   #3
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It's a reboot.
Source: doing it many many many times ;-)
I happened to visit my local VW dealership yesterday and one of the Service receptionists also confirmed that it is a reboot.

But he added that they (the Service receptionists) are advised by the technicians to switch off the Discover Media display first by pressing the On/Off/Volume knob lightly. Then you hold down the knob for 15 or so seconds in order to reboot. Have you encountered this advice before?
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:30 PM   #4
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I happened to visit my local VW dealership yesterday and one of the Service receptionists also confirmed that it is a reboot.

But he added that they (the Service receptionists) are advised by the technicians to switch off the Discover Media display first by pressing the On/Off/Volume knob lightly. Then you hold down the knob for 15 or so seconds in order to reboot. Have you encountered this advice before?
I never tried it with the Discover Media. But if the dealer says so, it doesnt hurt to follow the advice..
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