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Copyright Information
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Important Safety Precautions
Important: To avoid personal injury, property damage, or accidental damage to
the product, read all of the information in this section before using the product.
y Never collide, throw, or puncture X-431 PRO MINI, and avoid falling,
extruding and bending it.
y Do not insert foreign objects into or place heavy objects on your device.
Sensitive components inside might cause damage.
y Do not use X-431 PRO MINI in exceptionally cold or hot, dusty, damp or dry
environments.
y In places using X-431 PRO MINI may cause interference or generate a
potential risk, please turn it off.
y X-431 PRO MINI is a sealed unit. There are no end-user serviceable parts
inside. All internal repairs must be done by an authorized repair facility or
qualified technician. If there is any inquiry, please contact the dealer.
y Never place X-431 PRO MINI into apparatus with strong electromagnetic
field.
y Keep X-431 PRO MINI far away from magnetic devices because its
radiations can damage the screen and erase the data stored on X-431 PRO
MINI.
y DANGER: Do not attempt to replace the internal rechargeable lithium battery.
Contact the dealer for factory replacement.
y CAUTION: Please use the included battery and charger. Risk of explosion if
the battery is replaced with an incorrect type.
y Do not disconnect power abruptly when X-431 PRO MINI is being formatted
or in process of uploading or downloading. Or else it may result in program
error.
y Do not delete unknown files or change the name of files or directories that
were not created by you, otherwise your X-431 PRO MINI software might fail
to work.
y Be aware that accessing network resources can leave your X-431 PRO MINI
vulnerable to computer viruses, hackers, spyware, and other malicious
activities that might damage your device, software or data. It is your
responsibility to ensure that you have adequate protection in the forms of
firewalls, antivirus software, and anti-spyware software and keep such
software up to date.
Precautions on Using X-431 PRO MINI
Before using this test equipment, please read the following safety information
carefully.
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y Always perform automotive testing in a safe environment.
y If the VCI module remains unused for a long period of time, it is suggested to
unplug the connector from vehicle’s DLC to conserve battery power.
y Wear an ANSI-approved eye shield when testing or repairing vehicles.
y The vehicle shall be tested in a well ventilated work area, as engines produce
various poisonous compounds (hydrocarbon, carbon monoxide, nitrogen
oxides, etc.)
y Do not connect or disconnect any test equipment while the ignition is on or
the engine is running.
y Put blocks in front of the drive wheels and never leave the vehicle unattended
while testing.
y Keep the test equipment dry, clean, free from oil, water or grease. Use a mild
detergent on a clean cloth to clear the outside of the equipment as
necessary.
y Do not drive the vehicle and operate the test equipment at the same time.
Any distraction may cause an accident.
y Keep clothing, hair, hands, tools, test equipment, etc. away from all moving or
hot engine parts.
y Before starting the engine, put the gear lever in the Neutral position (for
manual transmission) or in the Park (for automatic transmission) position to
avoid injury.
y To avoid damaging the test equipment or generating false data, please make
sure the vehicle battery is fully charged and the connection to the vehicle
DLC (Data Link Connector) is clear and secure.
y Automotive batteries contain sulfuric acid that is harmful to skin. In operation,
direct contact with the automotive batteries should be avoided. Keep the
ignition sources away from the battery at all times.
Precautions on Operating Vehicle’s ECU
y Do not disconnect battery or any wiring cables in the vehicle when the ignition
switch is on, as this could avoid damage to the sensors or the ECU.
y Do not place any magnetic objects near the ECU. Disconnect the power
supply to the ECU before performing any welding operations on the vehicle.
y Use extreme caution when performing any operations near the ECU or
sensors. Ground yourself when you disassemble PROM, otherwise ECU and
sensors can be damaged by static electricity.
y When reconnecting the ECU harness connector, be sure it is attached firmly,
otherwise electronic elements, such as ICs inside the ECU, can be damaged.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 INTRODUCTIONS........................................................................................... 1
1.1 PRODUCT PROFILE................................................................................. 1
1.2 FEATURES.............................................................................................. 1
1.3 KNOWLEDGE OF X-431 PRO MINI.......................................................... 2
1.3.1 X-431 PRO MINI whole set .............................................................. 2
1.3.2 X-431 PRO MINI handset................................................................. 2
1.3.3 VCI module (Only applies for 12V cars)........................................... 3
1.4 TECHNICAL PARAMETERS ....................................................................... 4
1.5 PACKAGE LIST........................................................................................ 5
2 PREPARATIONS............................................................................................. 6
2.1 CHARGING X-431 PRO MINI ..................................................................... 6
2.2 USING YOUR BATTERY................................................................................ 6
2.3 POWER ON/OFF.......................................................................................... 6
2.3.1 Power on........................................................................................... 6
2.3.2 Power off........................................................................................... 6
2.4 TIPS ON FINGER OPERATIONS..................................................................... 6
2.5 LOCK & UNLOCK THE SCREEN .................................................................... 7
2.5.1 Lock the screen ................................................................................ 7
2.5.2 Unlock the screen............................................................................. 7
2.6 SCREEN LAYOUT........................................................................................ 8
2.7 NOTIFICATION PANEL ................................................................................. 8
2.8 CUSTOMIZE YOUR DESKTOP....................................................................... 8
2.8.1 Create a widget on the desktop........................................................ 8
2.8.2 Move items on the desktop .............................................................. 8
2.8.3 Delete items from the desktop.......................................................... 8
2.8.4 Adjust brightness .............................................................................. 8
2.8.5 Set standby time............................................................................... 8
2.9 SET SCREEN LOCK ..................................................................................... 9
3 WI-FI SETTING ............................................................................................. 10
3.1 CONNECT TO A WI-FI NETWORK ............................................................... 10
3.2 DISCONNECT FROM A WI-FI NETWORK ..................................................... 10
4 HOW TO DIAGNOSE.....................................................................................11
4.1 DIAGNOSIS FLOWCHART .......................................................................... 11
4.2 INITIAL USE.............................................................................................. 11
4.2.1 User registration ..............................................................................11
4.2.2 Diagnostic software layout.............................................................. 15
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4.2.3 Function menu................................................................................ 15
4.3 CONNECTIONS ......................................................................................... 16
4.3.1 Preparation ..................................................................................... 16
4.3.2 DLC location ................................................................................... 16
4.3.3 Vehicle connection.......................................................................... 16
4.4 BLUETOOTH SETTING............................................................................... 18
4.5 START DIAGNOSING ................................................................................. 18
4.5.1 Read DTC....................................................................................... 20
4.5.2 Clear fault memory ......................................................................... 22
4.5.3 Read data stream ........................................................................... 22
4.5.4 Special function .............................................................................. 24
4.5.5 How to view History? ...................................................................... 24
4.6 REMOTE DIAGNOSIS ................................................................................ 25
4.6.1 Interface layout ............................................................................... 25
4.6.2 How to launch a remote diagnosis? ............................................... 26
4.7 SOFTWARE UPDATE................................................................................. 26
4.8 MAINTENANCE HELP ................................................................................ 26
4.9 PERSONAL CENTER ................................................................................. 27
4.9.1 My report......................................................................................... 27
4.9.2 My connector .................................................................................. 27
4.9.3 Activate connector .......................................................................... 27
4.9.4 Firmware fix .................................................................................... 27
4.9.5 Diagnostic feedback ....................................................................... 27
4.9.6 Profile.............................................................................................. 27
4.9.7 Change password........................................................................... 28
4.10 SETTINGS .............................................................................................. 28
4.10.1 Units of measurement .................................................................. 28
4.10.2 Print information ........................................................................... 28
4.10.3 Launch wireless printer connection.............................................. 28
4.10.4 Network test.................................................................................. 30
4.10.5 About............................................................................................. 30
4.10.6 Exit................................................................................................ 30
5 OTHERS........................................................................................................ 31
5.1 EMAIL ...................................................................................................... 31
5.1.1 Configure an email account............................................................ 31
5.1.2 Add an email account ..................................................................... 31
5.2 BROWSER................................................................................................ 31
5.2.1 Open browser ................................................................................. 31
5.2.2 Download files ................................................................................ 32
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5.3 SYNCHRONIZATION .................................................................................. 32
5.3.1 Connect to PC ................................................................................ 32
5.3.2 Run on PC ...................................................................................... 32
5.3.3 Install an application....................................................................... 32
5.4 CLEAR CACHE ......................................................................................... 33
6 FAQ ............................................................................................................... 34
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1 Introductions
1.1 Product Profile
X-431 PRO MINI is a stylish Android-based vehicle trouble diagnostic tool. It
inherits from LAUNCH’s advanced diagnosing technology and is characterized
by covering a wide range of vehicles, featuring powerful functions, and providing
precise test result.
Through the simple Bluetooth communication between the VCI module and
X-431 PRO MINI, it achieves full car model and full system vehicle trouble
diagnosis, which includes Reading DTCs, Clearing DTCs, Reading Data Stream,
Actuation Test and Special Functions.
Moreover, it supports Wi-Fi connection, which enables you surf the Internet,
update the diagnostic software online and perform remote diagnosis etc, getting
your job fixed faster and easier.
1.2 Features
1. Diagnostic Tool:
A. Diagnose
Diagnose the electronic control system of prevailing vehicle models
covering Asian, European, American and Chinese. Diagnosis functions
include: Read DTCs, Clear DTCs, Read data stream, Special functions
etc.
Specially designed for Android platform with clear and user-friendly
interface.
Via Bluetooth, it is simple for the VCI module to communicate with X-431
PRO MINI.
B. One-click Update: lets you update your diagnostic software more
efficiently.
C. Repair Data: provides abundant automotive handbook, repair case and
wiring diagrams for reference and retrieval.
D. Remote Diagnosis: configures X-431 PRO MINI as an I/M(Instant
Messaging) tool, which enables technicians to exchange repair experience
and perform remote assistance more conveniently.
2. Browser: built-in Wi-Fi module makes surfing on the internet freely.
3. Email: allows you to send and receive emails.
4. Settings: to configure your personalized X-431 PRO MINI through it.
5. Applications: other android based applications can be customized to install
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or uninstall.
1.3 Knowledge of X-431 PRO MINI
1.3.1 X-431 PRO MINI whole set
X-431 PRO MINI is mainly composed of an X-431 PRO MINI handset, and a VCI
module.
1.3.2 X-431 PRO MINI handset
Fig. 1-1 X-431 PRO MINI tablet
1 VCI module
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2 Rear camera
3 Camera flash
4 Slot for VCI module For housing the VCI module.
5 POWER/Screen lock
key In Off mode, press it to turn X-431 PRO
MINI on;
In On mode, turn X-431 PRO MINI off with
long press or lock screen with short press.
6 Carry strap
7 Speakers
8 USB/Charging port To connect to the power adaptor for
charging.
9 Microphone
10 LCD screen
11 VOLUME +/- Key To adjust the volume. To print the screen,
hold and press the POWER and VOLUME –
key until a snapshot pops up on the screen.
The captured snapshot is saved in the
“Screenshots” folder.
12 Receiver
13 Front camera
14 Earphone Jack
1.3.3 VCI module (Only applies for 12V cars)
Fig. 1-2 VCI module
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OBD-16 diagnostic
connector To connect on vehicle’s OBD2 DLC.
Mini USB port For connecting the USB cable to the tablet to
perform vehicle diagnosis. (Note: This port is
disabled for X-431 PRO MINI.)
Mode indicator y It illuminates red when the VCI module is
connected to the vehicle’s DLC.
y Blue indicates the VCI module is working in
Bluetooth mode.
1.4 Technical Parameters
X-431 PRO MINI:
Operating system Android 5.1
Processor Quad core 1.3 GHz
Memory 2GB
Storage 16GB
LCD screen 6.9 inch with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels
Camera Front-facing 2MP camera + rear-facing 5MP camera
Battery 3.7V/3000mh rechargeable polymer lithium battery
Connectivity Wi-Fi: WLAN 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1
Working temperature 0 ~ 45
Storage temperature -10 ~ 50
VCI module:
Working voltage 9 ~18V
Average working current About 85mA
Standby current About 55mA
Working temperature -10 ~ 55
Storage temperature -20 ~ 70℃℃
Relative humidity 20% ~ 90%
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1.5 Package List
While opening X-431 PRO MINI package for the first time, please carefully
check the following components. Common accessories for each X-431 PRO
MINI are same, but for different destinations, the accessories of X-431 PRO
MINI may vary. Please consult from the local agency or check the package list
supplied with X-431 PRO MINI together.
y X-431 PRO MINI tablet
y Password envelope
y VCI module (For connecting OBD II vehicles)
y OBD II extension cable
y OBD I adaptor (For connecting the non-16pin diagnostic connector and the
VCI module)
y Battery clamps cable
y Power adaptors
y Non-16pin connectors (For connecting non-OBD II vehicle)
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2 Preparations
2.1 Charging X-431 PRO MINI
1. Plug one end of the included power adaptor into the USB port of the X-431
PRO MINI.
2. Connect the other end to the AC outlet.
If appears on the screen, it indicates it is being charged. If the logo changes
into , it indicates that the battery is fully charged. Unplug the power adaptor
from X-431 PRO MINI.
2.2 Using your battery
If the battery remains unused for a long period of time or the battery is
completely discharged, it is normal that the tool will not power on while being
charged. Please charge it for a period of 5 minutes and then turn it on.
Please use the included power adaptor to charge your tool. No responsibility
can be assumed for any damage or loss caused as a result of using power
adaptors other than the one supplied.
While X-431 PRO MINI has low battery, a beep will sound. If it is very low,
X-431 PRO MINI will be switched off automatically.
2.3 Power on/off
2.3.1 Power on
Press [POWER] to turn the tool on.
Note: If it is the first time you have used this tool or the tool remains idle for a long
period of time, the tool could fail to turn on. Please charge the tool for a minimum of 5
minutes and attempt to turn on again.
2.3.2 Power off
Press [POWER] for 3 seconds, an option menu will pop up on the screen. Tap
“Power off” to turn the tool off.
2.4 Tips on finger operations
Single-tap: To select an item or launch a program.
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Double-tap: To zoom in so that the text on a webpage appears in a
column that fits your device’s screen.
Long press: Tap and hold on the current interface or area until a
contextual menu pops up on the screen, and then release it.
Slide: To jump to different pages.
Drag: Tap the application icon and drop it to other location.
Spread apart/pinch together: To zoom in manually, place two
fingers on the screen and then spread them apart. To zoom out,
place two fingers apart on the screen and then pinch them together.
2.5 Lock & unlock the screen
Many screen lock modes are available on X-431 PRO MINI.
Note: You are recommended to set screen lock as “None” since X-431 PRO MINI is
a frequently used diagnostic tool.
2.5.1 Lock the screen
When it is ON, press [POWER] once to lock the screen;
The system will lock the screen automatically after X-431 PRO MINI remains
idle over the preset standby time.
2.5.2 Unlock the screen
Press [POWER] to activate the screen and drag the lock to “Unlock” position.
Note: If you define as unlock using the pattern, you have to draw the right target
pattern to unlock it.
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2.6 Screen layout
There are four on-screen buttons available on the bottom of the screen.
BACK Tap to return to the previous screen.
HOME Tap to navigate to the Android’s home screen.
Recent Apps Tap to view the recently launched applications.
2.7 Notification panel
The notification bar is used to display some activities, such as new message, to
do list and running tasks. You can also open the notification bar to view the
reminder or activity notification.
2.8 Customize your desktop
2.8.1 Create a widget on the desktop
Tap and hold the desired application or widget, and then drag it to the target
position.
2.8.2 Move items on the desktop
Tap and hold the item to be moved, and drag and drop it to the target location.
2.8.3 Delete items from the desktop
Warning: Deleting an icon will uninstall the corresponding application. Please be
careful to do so.
1. Tap and hold the item to be moved until it is shaken.
2. Drag it on the trash icon and release it.
Note: If no trash icon appears on the top of the screen, it indicates that the
application cannot be uninstalled.
2.8.4 Adjust brightness
Tips: Reducing the brightness of the screen is helpful to save the power of X-431
PRO MINI.
1. On the home screen, tap Settings > Display > Brightness level.
2. Drag the slider to adjust it.
2.8.5 Set standby time
If no activities are made within the defined standby period, the screen will be
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locked automatically and the system enters sleep mode to save power.
1. On the home screen, tap Settings > Display > Sleep.
2. Choose the desired sleep time.
2.9 Set screen lock
This function is designed to lock the screen and buttons to avoid accidental
operations while X-431 PRO MINI keeps unused.
1. On the home screen, tap Settings > Security > Screen lock.
2. Choose the desired screen lock mode and follow the on-screen instructions to
finish your setting.
Note: You are recommended to set screen lock as “None” since X-431 PRO MINI is
a frequently used diagnostic tool.
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3 Wi-Fi Setting
Note: If you don’t need to use Wi-Fi for a while, you can turn it off to conserve
battery life.
X-431 PRO MINI has built-in Wi-Fi that can be used to get online. Once you’re
online, you can register your X-431 PRO MINI, surf the Internet, get apps, send
email, launch the remote diagnosis, and check for software updates etc.
3.1 Connect to a Wi-Fi network
1. On the home screen, tap Settings > WLAN.
2. Slide the Wi-Fi switch to ON, X-431 PRO MINI will start searching for
available wireless networks.
3. Select a wireless network,
y If the chosen network is open, X-431 PRO MINI will connect
automatically;
y If the selected network is encrypted, a network password will need to be
entered.
4. When “Connected” appears, it indicates the Wi-Fi connection is complete.
Note: When Wi-Fi is not required, this should be disabled to conserve battery
power.
Once it is connected successfully, tap the Wi-Fi network from the list to view its
name, link speed, security type, IP address etc.
When this tool is in range, it will connect to the previously linked network
automatically.
3.2 Disconnect from a Wi-Fi network
1. On the home screen, tap Settings > WLAN.
2. Tap the network with a Connected status, then tap “Disconnect”.
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4 How To Diagnose
4.1 Diagnosis Flowchart
For new users, please follow the operation chart shown in Fig. 4-1 to get familiar
with and start using X-431 PRO MINI.
Fig. 4-1
4.2 Initial Use
During initial use, tap the X-431 PRO MINI icon on the home screen to launch it
and enter the main menu screen.
4.2.1 User registration
Tap “Login” on the upper right corner of the main menu screen:
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Fig. 4-2
1. If you are a new user, tap “New Registration”. See Fig. 4-3.
Fig. 4-3
Note: To obtain better service, you need to provide real information.
A. Create App account: In Fig. 4-3, fill in the information in each field and then
tap “Register”, a screen similar to the following will appear:
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Fig. 4-4
B. Activate the VCI module: In Fig. 4-4, input the Serial Number and Activation
Code, which can be found in the password envelope.
Fig. 4-5
Note: To exit and activate it later, tap “Skip”. In this case, you can activate your
connector by tapping “Activate Connector” in “Personal Center”. For details, please
refer to Chapter 4.9.3 Activate Connector.
C. Download diagnostic software: Tap “Activate”, a dialog box similar to Fig. 4-6
will appear:
Product SN
Activation code
Product SN
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Fig. 4-6
To download the diagnostic software, tap “Yes” to enter the software download
page. Tap “No” to download it later.
Fig. 4-7
On the download page, tap “Update” to start downloading. It may take several
minutes to finish it, please be patient to wait. To pause downloading, tap “Pause”.
To resume it, tap “Continue”.
Once download is complete, the system will install the software package
automatically.
2. If you have registered to be a member, input your name and password, and
then tap the “Login” button to enter the main menu screen directly.
3. If you forgot the password, tap “Retrieve Password”, and then follow the
on-screen instructions to retrieve it.
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4.2.2 Diagnostic software layout
Fig. 4-8
1 Tap to navigate to the main function menu. Refer to “Chapter 4.2.3
Function menu” for details.
2 Search bar: input the desired vehicle model name to locate it quickly.
3 History tab: Generally once a vehicle diagnosis is performed, the
system will record the every details of diagnostic process. This function
provides a quick access to the tested vehicles and users can resume
from the last operation, without the necessity of starting from scratch.
4 Vehicle region buttons: Tap different buttons to switch to corresponding
vehicles.
5 VINscan button: Tap it to scan the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
code of your vehicle. OBD VIN and INPUT VIN are included.
Note: Before using this function, the corresponding diagnostic software and
Auto search file need to be downloaded on your tool first while downloading
the diagnostic software.
4.2.3 Function menu
It mainly includes the following items:
Name Description
Tradition Diagnose Configures X-431 PRO MINI to operate as a
diagnostic tool.
Remote Diagnosis This option aims to help repair shops or technicians
to get the repair job fixed faster.
Software Upgrade To update vehicle diagnostic software.
Maintenance Help Includes How-to Videos, operation skills and user
manual etc.
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Personal Center Allows you to configure system settings and manage
your personal information.
4.3 Connections
4.3.1 Preparation
Normal testing conditions
y Turn on the vehicle power supply.
y Vehicle battery voltage range should be 9-14 Volts.
y Throttle should be in a closed position.
Select the VCI module
If X-431 PRO MINI is testing vehicles equipped with universal OBD II 16 PIN
diagnostic socket, please use the included VCI module. (For vehicles with
non-OBD II 16 PIN diagnostic socket, a non-16 PIN connector is required.)
4.3.2 DLC location
The DLC (Data Link Connector) is typically a standard 16-pin connector where
diagnostic tools interface with a vehicle’s on-board control modules. The DLC is
usually located 12 inches from the center of the instrument panel, under or
around the driver’s side for most vehicles. If DLC is not located under dashboard,
a label should be there telling location. For some Asian and European vehicles,
the DLC is located behind the ashtray and the ashtray must be removed to
access the connector. If the DLC cannot be found, refer to the vehicle’s service
manual.
Fig. 4-9
4.3.3 Vehicle connection
The method used to connect the VCI module to a vehicle’s DLC depends on the
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vehicle’s configuration as follows:
y A vehicle equipped with an OBD II management system supplies both
communication and 12V power through a standardized DLC.
y A vehicle not equipped with an OBD II management system supplies
communication through a DLC connection, and in some cases supplies 12V
power through the cigarette lighter receptacle or a connection to the vehicle
battery.
Follow the steps mentioned below to connect OBD II vehicle:
1. Locate vehicle’s DLC socket.
2. Plug the VCI module into the vehicle’s DLC socket (It is suggested to use the
OBD II extension cable to connect the VCI module and DLC socket.).
Fig. 4-10
3. Choose one of the two ways to obtain power from:
A. Power adaptor: Connect one end of the included power adaptor to DC IN
port of X-431 PRO MINI tablet, and the other end to AC outlet.
B. Internal battery pack
For non-OBDII vehicle, proceed as follows:
1. Locate vehicle’s DLC socket.
2. Select the corresponding non-16pin connector.
3. Plug the non-16pin end of the connector into the DLC socket, then connect
the other end to the OBD I adaptor, and then tighten the captive screws.
4. Connect the other end of the adaptor to the included VCI module.
5. To supply power to OBD I adaptor from:
A. Cigarette Lighter cable(optional): Connect one end of the cigarette lighter
cable to vehicle’s cigarette lighter receptacle, and the other end to the power
jack of OBD I adaptor.
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Fig. 4-11
B. Battery Clamps Cable: Connect one end of the battery clamps cable to
vehicle’s battery, and the other end to the power jack of OBD I adaptor.
Fig. 4-12
4.4 Bluetooth Setting
Enter X-431 PRO MINI Bluetooth setting screen (“Settings” --> “Bluetooth”),
slide the Bluetooth switch to ON and X-431 PRO MINI will start searching
available Bluetooth device, tap the desired connector to pair.
By default, the Bluetooth name is 98639*****00 (where ***** stands for 5 digits.).
Note: In case no Bluetooth setting is done before diagnostic software is launched,
you can also configure it while using the software. For details on Bluetooth connection,
please refer to Chapter 4.5 “Start diagnosing”.
4.5 Start Diagnosing
Tap “Tradition Diagnose” to enter the vehicle selection page.
2 approaches are provided for you to access the vehicle diagnostic software.
Choose any one of the following ways:
1. VINSCAN enables you to access it more quickly.
In this case, automatic scan (OBD VIN) and manual input (INPUT VIN) are
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available.
Fig. 4-13
OBD VIN: In this mode, the VCI module should be plugged into the vehicle’s
DLC first, and then a Bluetooth communication should be established
between X-431 PRO MINI and the vehicle.
Tap “OBD VIN” to scan the vehicle identification number of the vehicle. Once
scanning is complete and successful, X-431 PRO MINI will enter the
diagnostic software of the vehicle.
Note: Before using this function, the corresponding diagnostic software and Auto
search file need to be downloaded on your tool first while downloading the
diagnostic software.
INPUT VIN: In this mode, you need to input the VIN manually. In general,
vehicle identification numbers are standardized - all contain 17 characters.
VIN characters may be capital letters A through Z and numbers 1 through 0;
however, the letters I, O and Q are never used in order to avoid mistakes of
misreading. No signs or spaces are allowed in the VIN.
The most recognizable location for this number is in the top left corner on the
vehicle’s dashboard. Other locations include the driver’s door or post, and the
firewall under the hood.
Tap “INPUT VIN” and a screen similar to Fig. 4-14 will appear:
Fig. 4-14
Input the VIN, and tap “Confirm” to enter the diagnostic software of the
vehicle.
2. Tap a corresponding diagnostic software logo, and then follow the
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on-screen instruction to access the diagnostic software.
Take Demo as an example to demonstrate how to diagnose a vehicle.
1). Tap the “DEMO” to enter the software selection page.
2). Tap “DEMO” to ignore Bluetooth connection and jump to the DEMO system
selection screen. (Note: No Bluetooth connection is required for DEMO
program.)
Fig. 4-15 Fig. 4-16
3). Tap “Engine”, the system will navigate to the test function menu. See Fig.
4-16.
4.5.1 Read DTC
This function displays the detailed information of DTC records retrieved from the
vehicle’s control system.
Tap “Read DTC” in function menu, the screen will display the diagnostic result.
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Fig. 4-17
Highlight a certain DTC item, and then tap to search the definition of the
selected DTC online.
On-screen Buttons:
Exit: Tap it to return to the home screen.
Report: To save the current diagnostic data. All reports are saved under the
tab “Diagnostic Report” in “My Report” from “Profile” menu. For details on report
operations, please refer to Chapter 4.9.1 “My Report”.
Freeze Frame: When an emission-related fault occurs, certain vehicle conditions
are recorded by the on-board computer. This information is referred to as freeze
frame data. Freeze frame data includes a snapshot of critical parameter
values at the time the DTC is set.
Help: Tap it to view the help information.
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4.5.2 Clear fault memory
After reading the retrieved codes from the vehicle and certain repairs have been
carried out, you can use this function to erase the codes from the vehicle. Before
performing this function, please be sure the vehicle’s ignition key is in the ON
position with the engine off.
Tap “Clear fault memory” in function menu, the system will automatically delete
the currently existing trouble code.
Note: The trouble code will not disappear until the trouble was completely cleared.
4.5.3 Read data stream
This option retrieves and displays live data and parameters from the vehicle’s ECU.
Tap “Read Data Stream” in function menu, the system will display data stream
items.
Fig. 4-18
On-screen Buttons:
Select Page: Tap it to select all items of the current page.
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Unselect: Tap it to deselect all data stream items.
Exit: Tap it to return to the home screen.
Print: Tap it to print the current screen. To perform printing, you need to
purchase a Wi-Fi printer manufactured by LAUNCH separately. For details on
printer setting, see Chapter 4.10.3 “Launch wireless printer connection”.
Submit: Tap it to confirm and jump to the next step.
After selecting the desired items, tap “Confirm” to enter the data stream reading
page.
Fig. 4-19
On-screen Buttons:
Exit: Tap to return to the home screen.
Graph: After selecting, tap it to view the waveform. There are 3 types of
display modes available for data viewing, allowing you to view various types
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of parameters in the most suitable way.
9 Graph – displays the parameters in waveform graphs.
9 Value – this is the default mode which displays the parameters in texts
and shows in list format.
9 Combine – this option is mostly used in graph merge status for data
comparison. In this case, different items are marked in different colors.
Record: Tap to start recording diagnostic data for future playback and
analysis. The saved file follows the naming rule: It begins with vehicle type,
and ends with the record starting time (To differentiate between files, please
configure the accurate system time). The file is stored in “My Report” under
“Personal Center” menu. For details on playback operations, please refer to
Chapter 4.9.1 “My Report”.
To stop reading the data stream, tap before the recording progress bar.
Print: Tap it to print the current screen. To perform printing, you need to
purchase a Wi-Fi printer manufactured by LAUNCH separately. For details on
printer setting, see Chapter 4.10.3 “Launch wireless printer connection”.
Help: Tap to view the help information.
If more than one page of data stream items is displayed, an icon similar to 1/X
appears. Swipe the screen from right to left to switch to the next page.
4.5.4 Special function
This option allows you to detect whether the system parameters are normal or
not. It mainly includes: Injector test, fuel pump test, purge control solenoid and
so on.
Take “1# injector” as an example.
To detect whether 1# injector works normally or not, tap “1# injector”, the system
will automatically carry out the function. After complete, a prompt dialog box will
pop up on the screen.
4.5.5 How to view History?
Generally once a vehicle diagnosis is performed, X-431 PRO MINI will record
the every details of diagnostic process. The History function provides a quick
access to the tested vehicles and users can resume from the last operation,
without the necessity of starting from scratch.
1. Tap “History”, all diagnostic records will be listed on the screen in date
sequence.
Where the box with light blue background indicates that no DTCs are found on
this vehicle and the light yellow box indicates that the vehicle has DTCs.
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2. Tap a certain box to enter the history records.
3. Tap “Restore” to directly jump to the system selection screen.
4. Tap the desired system to enter and follow the instructions on the screen to
proceed.
4.6 Remote Diagnosis
This option aims to help repair shops or technicians launch instant messaging
and remote diagnosis, making the repair job getting fixed faster.
Tap “Remote Diagnosis” to enter, the screen appears blank by default.
4.6.1 Interface layout
Fig. 4-20
1 Search bar Directly input the username of the X-431 PRO MINI to
start searching, and then tap the desired one to add it into
your friend list.
2 Alphabetic
order list The name of friends is sorted by alphabetic order. Tap the
desired letter to quickly locate it.
3 Contact tab Tap to enter the friend list.
4 Message tab Once an incoming message reaches, a red dot will appear
on the upper right corner of the tab.
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4.6.2 How to launch a remote diagnosis?
After adding your friend, you can tap it from the friend list to enter the instant
messaging interface.
Tap the input field and use the on-screen keyboard to enter the text message,
and then tap “Send” to send it; tap to send the voice message; tap and
choose the desired file type to send.
To perform the remote diagnosis, tap “Remote Diagnostic”, an option menu
including the following will appear:
Actions Results
Send remote
diagnostic reservation
Tap it and input the reservation title of the remote
diagnosis, and then tap “Confirm” to send.
Request control
remote device
Request to control the partner’s device remotely to
help him diagnose the vehicle.
Invite remote
diagnostic assistant
If you need assistance, just use this option to invite a
technician to perform a remote control on your tool.
Notes: In this case,
y To perform this function, you need to download and
install the corresponding vehicle diagnostic software.
y Make sure the VCI module is properly connected to
the vehicle’s DLC and the Bluetooth communication
between your X-431 PRO MINI and the VCI module
works smoothly.
Cancel To cancel this operation.
4.7 Software Update
Before diagnosing a vehicle, you have to download the corresponding vehicle
diagnosis software.
Tap “Software Upgrade” to enter the update center.
Tap “Update” to start downloading. Once downloading is finished, the software
packages will be installed automatically.
4.8 Maintenance Help
This option provides abundant repair case and automotive technology handbook
for your reference.
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4.9 Personal Center
This function allows users to manage your personal information, configure
system settings and feedback your vehicle issues or diagnostic reports to us for
analysis.
4.9.1 My report
This option is used to view the diagnostic report generated in process of vehicle
diagnosis. Additionally, delete, share operations are also supported.
Tap “My Report”, there are total 3 options available.
If user records the running parameters while reading data stream, it will be
saved as .x431 file and appear under Diagnostic Record tab.
Remote Diagnostic Report lists all records generated in process of remote
diagnosis.
In case the DTC result is saved on Read Trouble Code page, the files will be
listed under Diagnostic Report tab.
4.9.2 My connector
This option is used to manage all your activated connectors.
If several VCI modules are activated on this tool, a list of connectors will be
displayed on the screen. Once you choose the connector that belongs to other
account, you have to log out, and then input the right account to continue.
4.9.3 Activate connector
It is used to activate your VCI module.
Input the Serial Number and Activation Code, and then tap “Activate” to activate
it.
For details on how to obtain Serial Number and Activation Code, tap the link
below to get help.
4.9.4 Firmware fix
Use this item to upgrade and fix diagnostic firmware. During fixing, please do not
cut power or switch to other interfaces.
4.9.5 Diagnostic feedback
This item allows you to feedback your diagnostic problems to us for analysis and
troubleshooting.
4.9.6 Profile
Use this item to view and configure personal information.
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4.9.7 Change password
This item allows you to modify your login password.
4.10 Settings
It enables you to make some application settings and view software version
information etc.
4.10.1 Units of measurement
It is designed to set the measurement unit. Metric System and English System
are available.
4.10.2 Print information
This option lets you define your print information. It mainly includes Workshop,
Address, Telephone, Fax and License Plate.
After inputting, tap on “Save” to save it.
4.10.3 Launch wireless printer connection
This option is designed to establish a wireless connection between X-431 PRO
MINI and the Wi-Fi printer (sold separately) while performing printing operations.
Follow the steps below to connect the printer.
1. Tap “Launch Wireless Printer Connection”;
Fig. 4-21
A. If it is the first time you have operated this printer, please proceed the
following:
2. For initial use, you are suggested to reset the printer: Press and hold [MODE]
& [FEED] for 8 seconds, the following resetting command will be printed out:
at + default = 1
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ok
at + reboot = 1
rebooting...
3. Tap “Reset” to configure Wi-Fi printer.
Step 1: Connect the printer:
Tap “Scan” to select the desired printer hotspot named with
X-431PRINTER-XXXX (XXXX stands for 4 characters), and then tap
“Connect” to enter Step 2.
Fig. 4-22
Step 2: Join the Wi-Fi printer into LAN:
Tap “Scan” to select the desired local Wi-Fi network from the list, and type in
the security password (If it is an open network, password is not required), and
then tap “Confirm”.
Fig. 4-23
1. Once the Wi-Fi network of the printer is connected and the printer is found,
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tap “Printing test” to test the printing.
Fig. 4-24
Now you can use the Wi-Fi printer to print!
If the printer is not found, please reset the printer to default factory settings (refer
to Step 2 for details) and check whether the current device and the printer are on
the same LAN.
B. If you have configured the Wi-Fi printer to the LAN:
2. Tap “Connect to Printer”:
a). If the local network remains as it is, tap “Test Print” directly to test the
printing.
b). If the local network changes, you have to reset the Wi-Fi printer.
4.10.4 Network test
It enables you to test whether the current network environment is good or not. It
is normal that you may encounter a logout while testing.
4.10.5 About
The software version information and disclaimer are included.
4.10.6 Exit
This option allows you to logout the system.
To logout the current user ID, tap “Exit from current account”.
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5 Others
5.1 Email
The function allows you to send and receive emails.
5.1.1 Configure an email account
Note: Before sending or receiving email, you have to set up an email account. In
addition, this function requires a stable network connection.
1. On the home screen, tap Email.
2. Choose the desired email account type.
3. Input email address and password, tap “Next”.
Note: If “Manual setup” is selected, please consult your email service provider for
detailed parameter setting.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed until the system prompts you
that the account setup has been finished.
5.1.2 Add an email account
1. Tap Settings --> Accounts.
2. Tap Add account.
3. Choose the desired account type.
5.2 Browser
5.2.1 Open browser
On the home screen, tap Browser to launch the browser. You can choose the
desired homepage or input the website address to browse.
Fig. 5-1
1 Return to the previous page.
2 Advance to the recently visited page.
3 Refresh the current page.
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4 Close the current page.
5 Create a new tab.
6 Input a web address.
7 Add the current page as bookmark.
8 Open search bar.
9 Open bookmark list.
10 View more options.
5.2.2 Download files
Files, pictures, and applications can be downloaded from the website in browser.
For example:
Tap and hold a picture, then choose “Save image” from pop-up menu to
download it.
To download a link, tap and hold it, and then choose “Save link”.
To protect your X-431 PRO MINI and personal data, please download
applications from trusted sources. To configure it, tap Settings > Security, and
then slide the Unknown sources switch to off.
5.3 Synchronization
You can transfer media files and APK between the PC and X-431 PRO MINI.
5.3.1 Connect to PC
1. Use the USB cable to connect the X-431 PRO MINI to your PC.
2. Swipe from the top, a message “Connected as a media device” appears.
5.3.2 Run on PC
Perform the following steps:
y Locate the new disc.
y Copy the files.
5.3.3 Install an application
Do the following steps:
1. Tap Settings > Security, and set the “Unknown sources” to ON, which
allows you to install apps from unknown sources.
2. A dialog box appears on the screen, tap “OK” to confirm.
3. Set the tool as “Connected as a media device”, and copy the APK file from
the PC to the tool.
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5.4 Clear Cache
Doing so clears all browsing records and accounts and enables X-431 PRO
MINI to run smoothly and quickly.
1. Tap Settings > Apps.
2. Tap and select “Sort by size” to arrange all applications in size order.
3. Tap certain application, then tap “Clear Cache” to release the space these
cache files are occupied.
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6 FAQ
1. How to save power?
¾ Please turn off the screen while X-431 PRO MINI keeps idle.
¾ Set a shorter standby time.
¾ Decrease the brightness of the screen.
¾ If WLAN connection is not required, please turn it off.
¾ Disable GPS function if GPS service is not in use.
2. What should I do in case I forgot the screen lock?
You can set screen lock as pattern or password. If you forgot the password,
please consult your device provider or reset your device.
Warning: Resetting may cause data loss. Before use, please make sure important
data has been backed up.
3. How to do if the system runs slow?
In this case, please do the followings:
> Check all running applications and stop the unnecessary applications (Steps:
Settings --> Apps --> Running --> Tap the desired application and then tap
“Stop”).
> Check all installed applications, remove the unnecessary applications (Steps:
Settings --> Apps --> Downloaded --> Tap the desired application and then tap
“Uninstall”).
If all steps mentioned above are finished and the system still works slowly.
Please try to close the system and reboot your X-431 PRO MINI.
4. How to reset X-431 PRO MINI?
Resetting may cause data loss. Before doing so, please make sure important data
and information has been backed up.
Do the following to reset X-431 PRO MINI:
1. Tap “Settings” --> “Back & Reset”;
2. Tap “Factory data reset”;
3. Tap “Reset tablet”;
4. Tap “Clear all data” to start resetting until the tool automatically reboots.
5. Why some videos on the website can be not played?
It possibly results from:
1. The current browser does not support Flash playing;
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2. Flash player does not support this video.
Try to use other browsers to watch it or install other Flash player.
6. The date and time of X-431 PRO MINI cannot be set.
It is because Automatic date & time is set on your X-431 PRO MINI. Tap
“Settings” --> “Date & time”, deselect “Automatic date & time” and then set the
date and time manually. Since the diagnostic reports are saved and sorted by
date, please make sure the system date and time is properly configured on this
tool.
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Warranty
THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO PERSONS WHO PURCHASE
LAUNCH PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSES OF RESALE OR USE IN THE
ORDINARY COURSE OF THE BUYER’S BUSINESS.
LAUNCH electronic product is warranted against defects in materials and
workmanship for one year from date of delivery to the user.
This warranty does not cover any part that has been abused, altered, used for a
purpose other than for which it was intended, or used in a manner inconsistent
with instructions regarding use. The exclusive remedy for any automotive meter
found to be defective is repair or replacement, and LAUNCH shall not be liable
for any consequential or incidental damages.
Final determination of defects shall be made by LAUNCH in accordance with
procedures established by LAUNCH. No agent, employee, or representative of
LAUNCH has any authority to bind LAUNCH to any affirmation, representation,
or warranty concerning LAUNCH automotive meters, except as stated herein.
Disclaimer
The above warranty is in lieu of any other warranty, expressed or implied,
including any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Purchase Order
Replaceable and optional parts can be ordered directly from your LAUNCH
authorized tool supplier. Your order should include the following information:
Order quantity
Part number
Part name
Customer Service
Any question during the operation, please call 86-755-84528722.
If your unit requires repair service, return it to the manufacturer with a copy of
the sales receipt and a note describing the problem. If the unit is determined to
be in warranty, it will be repaired or replaced at no charge. If the unit is
determined to be out of warranty, it will be repaired for a nominal service charge
plus return freight. Send the unit pre-paid to:
Attn: Customer Service Department
LAUNCH TECH. CO., LTD.
Launch Industrial Park,
North of Wuhe Avenue,
Banxuegang, Bantian,
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Longgang, Shenzhen, Guangdong
P.R.China, 518129
Launch website: http://www. cnlaunch.com
http://www.x431.com
http://www.dbscar.com
Statement:
LAUNCH reserves the rights to make any change to product designs and
specifications without notice. The actual object may differ a little from the
descriptions in the manual in physical appearance, color and configuration. We
have tried our best to make the descriptions and illustrations in the manual as
accurate as possible, and defects are inevitable, if you have any question,
please contact local dealer or after-sale service center of LAUNCH, LAUNCH
does not bear any responsibility arising from misunderstandings.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
-- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
-- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
-- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
-- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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