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      07-24-2012, 03:34 PM   #1
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Unhappy Idrive screen dead?

Hi I just went out to put my car away and on start-up the idrive screen displayed a completely pink background with no other display. Eventually it went off. I can still hear radio, Media etc but there is no data displayed at all..

Any ideas?

It's been quite warm here over the last few days but it only ever reaches about 30deg C..

Car is just 3 months old

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      07-24-2012, 03:52 PM   #2
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Car is just 3 months old.

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Just take it to the nearest dealer and tell them to fix it...
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      07-24-2012, 03:52 PM   #3
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Just take it to the nearest dealer and tell them to fix it...
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      07-24-2012, 03:59 PM   #4
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I think I wrote too soon. Just been back out and it's now working fine...
Strange. Maybe a glitch or perhaps the start of a common fault. If it happens again then I'll contact dealer..

Cheers.

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      07-24-2012, 04:09 PM   #5
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I think I wrote too soon. Just been back out and it's now working fine...
Strange. Maybe a glitch or perhaps the start of a common fault. If it happens again then I'll contact dealer..

Cheers.

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Probably just a glitch. iDrive can crash, but only rarely. You can reset it by pressing and holding down the volume knob for about 25 secs if I remember correctly.
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      07-24-2012, 04:34 PM   #6
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Thanks for that tip mate.
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      07-24-2012, 05:06 PM   #7
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I'd watch it carefully. Mine did that a little bit then it would do it more often until it was like every 5 or 6 starts. Sometimes it would randomly reset while driving too. Got updated with 231E and that seemed to help but when it is really humid it acts up sometimes...

About to take it back in again if it does it again. Tough though because it doesn't happen all the time, only occasionally.
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      07-24-2012, 06:11 PM   #8
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Mine did that once about a year and a half ago. It was really cold at the time. The screen came up when I started the car and went pink then black after the car was running for a couple minutes. It has not done it again since then.
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      07-25-2012, 01:05 PM   #9
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Bizzare.
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      07-27-2012, 10:19 AM   #10
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Check the pink plug on both ends of the screen cable. It sounds like it's not firmly in it's socket. This causes a pink screen
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      11-19-2012, 05:57 PM   #11
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I have a 2013 m3 and it just happened. I freaked so I called for service. Bright red screen at start up. I'm hoping it goes back on its own. Any tips beside pushing the volume button for 25 sec?
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      11-19-2012, 09:22 PM   #12
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I have a 2013 m3 and it just happened. I freaked so I called for service. Bright red screen at start up. I'm hoping it goes back on its own. Any tips beside pushing the volume button for 25 sec?
I have seen this happened before. I got a red screen when I started up the car and then it went blank but could still hear the radio. All I did was shut off the engine and waited 30 mins. When I turned on the car, everything was back to normal.

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      11-19-2012, 09:25 PM   #13
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Glad mine is non idrive..more electronics = more problems..

Good luck on the fix OP.
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      11-19-2012, 10:14 PM   #14
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Red screen means that the screen is powered on but isn't getting a video signal... So it's either the navi unit going bad, or a loose connection. Also make sure voltage is good.
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      11-20-2012, 02:55 AM   #15
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You guys are right. It went back to normal operation as soon as I got back out from a short stop at a store. I wonder if I should still keep my service appointment just for diagnostics or a complete waste of time. Mind you, I just came from my 1200 mile service over the weekend and they also did a electric diagnostics because my light bulb in the trunk was not working. I'm also wondering if this sudden rain and heat here in SoCal is creating moisture in the system.
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      11-20-2012, 05:53 PM   #16
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Just to mention, as this thread has been resurrected, I've had no repeat problem since..

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      11-21-2012, 01:16 AM   #17
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Just to mention, as this thread has been resurrected, I've had no repeat problem since..

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Knowing that makes me at ease. What a strange occurrence.
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      05-29-2013, 08:48 AM   #18
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Just had it happen to me this morning. Hoping when I get back to the parking garage at the end of the day, it will be back to normal.
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      05-29-2013, 10:33 AM   #19
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it happened to me 3 years ago.. i have an 08...

no matter what button i pressed it just wouldnt turn on... so turned the car off for 5 minutes and started back up and it worked.. hasnt happen since then..
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      06-03-2013, 05:21 PM   #20
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I'm the OP and it hasn't happened again since last July. Hope those others are just one-offs.

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      06-07-2013, 06:51 PM   #21
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Happened to me and my car is 5 months old. Restarted the car and didn't happen since 1 month now.
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I have a 2012 335is and twice in the past year I got the red screen upon starting the car. It persists across restarting the car several times.

The first occurrence of the red screen occurred after I had driven in a light rain to a store and had left it in an (exposed) parking lot for about 30 minutes (all windows up). The iDrive control display started working correctly after about the 5th time to restart the car. This did not take more than 15 minutes (i.e. the car had not gone into sleep mode).

In the second occurrence, my car was left outside (all windows up), and it had rained overnight. I got the red screen upon starting the car the following morning. The iDrive control display only "fixed" itself after I had been driving about 10 minutes and stopped for gas. I could hear navigation instructions during the time I was driving with the red screen. Upon restarting the car after refilling the car (again, less than 15 minutes, so the car shouldn't have been in sleep mode), the display was again normal.

I'm suspecting moisture, humidity, or leak may be a factor, at least in my case. I've driven or left my car in the rain probably about 10 times since I've owned it. And the display failure occurred twice subsequent to a rain event and at no other times.
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