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Guys,

Decided to open this topic seeing as we all have various questions regarding usage and installation issues since the recent GB on Phatbox/Phatnoise from Foxy.

Let's leave his GB alone and start afresh here. [^]
 

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Mines now working after reading in between the lines so to speak for the installation of the software on the PC and then how to transfer mp3's

I now have 60 albumns ready for the mornings drive to work [:)]

Plus the Phatbox is sitting loosely in the boot ready for me to get hold of the brackets from VW to replace the boot cd changer. I'll post price etc.... as soon as I find out [;)]
 

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Couple of questions following actual placing of the order with mikan motors:

- how long until you receive your tracking number / confirmation of order?

- how long from order to receipt of goods?

- did you have to pay any import duty?

Where's mine[:I]......so impatient[;)]
 

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Quote: posted by GeordieLife on 07/02/2005 22:10:06

Ah, did you have to do owt with the DMS? Like plug into Phatbox first?

Cos i'm not getting a green light

You dont get a green light until all files are getting transfered. Setup the software as it says and then reboot pc. Power up cradle, and insert USB 2 into pc slot. Then put in the DMS into cradle and Windows should see it and go from there. open Phatbox Music manager and follow the user guide.

I'll try and help as best I can as I still learning here too [:D]
 

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Quote: posted by Doc on 07/02/2005 22:10:47

Couple of questions following actual placing of the order with mikan motors:

- how long until you receive your tracking number / confirmation of order?

- how long from order to receipt of goods?

- did you have to pay any import duty?

Where's mine[:I]......so impatient[;)]

1) Ordered on wednesday 2nd Feb, received tracking number on Friday 4th

2) 5 days

3) NO [:D][;)]
 

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Quote: posted by Sem on 07/02/2005 22:21:44

Quote: posted by Doc on 07/02/2005 22:10:47

Couple of questions following actual placing of the order with mikan motors:

- how long until you receive your tracking number / confirmation of order?

- how long from order to receipt of goods?

- did you have to pay any import duty?

Where's mine[:I]......so impatient[;)]

1) Ordered on wednesday 2nd Feb, received tracking number on Friday 4th

2) 5 days

3) NO [:D][;)]

1) Ordered 27th Jan, rx'd tracking number on 2nd Feb

2) About 11 days but I think I was quick off the mark ordering and he hadn't got his dispatch system sorted!

3) Yes! Approx 50 quid it cost me.

Lots more stuff on ordering and tracking numbers in the group buy thread here http://www.uk-mkivs.net/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50694&whichpage=5
 

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I will chase Gary at Mikan right now.....it'll be late tomorrow before i get a reply - they are 6 hours behind us?
 

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Thanks for the updates.

I ordered mine on Thursday 3rd Feb, no tracking number yet!

...and yes I've read the info on the GB thread
 

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I'm REALLY stuck...PB is getting fitted on Friday, so I'd like to fill up the DMS before then.

Just getting nothing...USB Cradle isn't installing properly...[:(] i think i will cry
 

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I have had a reply from Gary at Mikan

He says there are four units left to ship - these will go out v.soon.

The main lead from the HU to the trunk is pre-installed on US cars and the lead is not available as a separate part (according to him, except for the New Beetle).

So sorry - there was a misunderstanding on his part and we just need to get them in the UK.

The leads can be gotten from that company doing the bora lead kit and bracket for ?20.

See the main GB thread......i'm off to buy one now!
 

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Quote: posted by Foxy on 08/02/2005 14:21:40

I have had a reply from Gary at Mikan

He says there are four units left to ship - these will go out v.soon.

I truly hope one of those is mine.....
 

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Well, mine has been installed without any problems whatso ever [:)]

If anyone already has a boot mounted cd changer then its a simple task of taking this out and replacing it with the Phatbox. The brackets can either come from your boot changer or from a VW Dealer at a whooping price of ?1.37 each!! Part number is J0035234A which is also in one of the supplied books.

My PB is now nice and secure even though the flap wont shut as we all expected. With this in mind, I am now waiting to see what way I go with it. Do I cut a nice big hole in it so the whole PB can be visable or do I get another connecting cable and remove the outer casing part that connects into the PB? If I go for the latter then maybe the whole PB will sit further back thus only needing to cut an opening for the DMS. We shall see...... [;)]

Hope all of you whos ordered/got theirs is having as much fun as I am. So much music to choose from is so nice.
 

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Geordielife - I've tried installing mine, and it just comes up and says unknown USB device attached (WinXP SP2), so at least i know the cradle is okay. I'm going to leave it until I've installed the PB and put the DMS into it before trying anything too major, as it probably just needs initialising first - I hope!
 

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Burnside, when you plugged it in, did you get the green light come on? or was it just the red one?

In the phatnoise software, it says that the DMS is not connected :/ i'm confused! It doesn't take much, i'm a thick geordie!
 

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guys - you dont have to put the DMS into the PB honestly. I never.

As long as the software has been installed first, and then the power connected to the cradle followed by the USB adn then the DMS. WinXP should notice a removalbe drive on your PC. From there you should be able to start transfering files to the DMS via PMM software. It took me a few attempts to get it right but I have now and if I can help i will [:)]
 

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Mark, i'm confused.....

I have bought the Bora bracket and changer lead kit from VWSpeed. Are you saying I dont need to fit the Bora bracket and that the Phatbox will fit into the first aid kit space using only the brackets supplied with the Phatbox?

Any pics of your install mate?
 

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Thanks for that Mark - i'll have a play around with it tonight then! When I put the DMS in the red light came on and i heard the drive spin up, but no green light [:(!] What OS are you running Mark?

Ta,

Matt.
 
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