Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

21 posts

+1 received by user: 1

Topic # 151513 27-Aug-2014 21:47
Send private message

Hi All,

We recently purchased a jap import odesey (RB1 model 2003-2009) which has the "Internav" multimedia system. Unfortunately the HD has gone in our car and trying to revive it so the rear view camera works.

Is there anyone here that has one and is keen to create an ISO of the HD? should be fairly easy to do. HD is easy to remove.



Create new topic
1775 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 928

  Reply # 1116923 28-Aug-2014 00:18
One person supports this post
Send private message

Just take one for a "test drive"

Location: Dunedin

3760 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 442


  Reply # 1116977 28-Aug-2014 07:43
Send private message

I thoguth the japanese had done special stuff (this here is the technical term :D ) with GPS unit from there and they're ring fenced to japan (so even if you get the maps it wont work).  I have seen this with Euros ex japan.  Normally it takes a full stereo replacement. seems to be the one most importers will point you at.

Previously known as psycik

Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, NextPVR,OpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, Raspberry PI temperature Sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors,HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 2012 
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex



The Overrated Raccoons
8597 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1198

Mod Emeritus
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1116991 28-Aug-2014 08:18
Send private message

Most Jap imports use some "local" Japanese GPS system which does not function over here. Apart from that everything else should work to a degree.....

Ask around on - the guys there are generally helpful and got good info :)

XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ


For Free Games, Geekiness and Reviews, visit :


Home Of The Overrated Raccoons


Battlenet : XPD#11535    Origin/Steam/Epic/Uplay : xpdnz



446 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 47

  Reply # 1117194 28-Aug-2014 12:30
Send private message

The system in question has a bunch of other features including a hard drive which automatically rips any CDs you play. 

I have this system, I don't know when I would get an opportunity to take an ISO for you, (and I don't know how, but sure I could work it out)

Where are you located?

21 posts

+1 received by user: 1

  Reply # 1117196 28-Aug-2014 12:37
Send private message

I know the system a little bit and I know it's all in Japanese.  I'm not sure if there is much merit in fixing it but the engineer in me is just keen to try.  I'd like the reversing camera to work and CD ripping part would be nice too.

I like the testdrive idea.. never thought of it.

I'm located in Te Atatu, west Auckland.

HDD is very easy to reach behind the cover under the DVD drive.

446 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 47

  Reply # 1119909 1-Sep-2014 20:03
Send private message

HI Jschuld, I didnt get a chance to look into taking an Iso, but I found the links id seen before.

You will need to setup an account for this forum, but theres a lot of very useful information on there. 

Incidentally, our unit has just started playing up!!

345 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 12


  Reply # 1120013 1-Sep-2014 21:41
Send private message

Re converting units to work in NZ:  This site ('What We Won't Do' tab) states:


"At this stage we are aware that there are companies in NZ that are converting some factory type units to English menus and sometimes NZ mapping."

Anyone know or have a link for the said "companies in NZ" who are converting the units?

21 posts

+1 received by user: 1

  Reply # 1120025 1-Sep-2014 21:58
One person supports this post
Send private message

Hmm.. interesting. I found those links before (and am member of the forum) but they never worked for me..  today they are so downloading as we speak.. will report back. Thanks for pointing me to it again :)

237 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 57

  Reply # 1120582 2-Sep-2014 16:37
Send private message

I bought an Odyssey a few weeks ago from the dealer, and tomorrow they have arranged for an auto electrician to replace the HDD unit with a normal stereo. They're going to put a 3rd party reversing camera in as well.
I can ask to keep the HDD etc.... do you want it?
Replacing as it would turn on/off randomly.

21 posts

+1 received by user: 1

Reply # 1120677 2-Sep-2014 18:11
Send private message

Hi Jeeves,

That would be awesome, thanks!   If there are any other bits coming off I'd be keen too. I.e. the screen.  Mine is broken and although I have good hopes of fixing it having an example always works better. Happy to share any details / schematics and fix-howto to the community as a return.


47 posts

+1 received by user: 2

  Reply # 1799130 13-Jun-2017 09:54
Send private message

Hi there, my HDD has died in my RB1 - does anyone have a working HDD or ISO they might be able to share? Thanks!

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47

Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25

New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48

Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48

Oppo R11s: high-end Android, budget price
Posted 27-Feb-2018 16:27

Samsung New Zealand introducing the Galaxy S9 and S9+
Posted 26-Feb-2018 07:00

Fujifilm X beats its best with new top of the range, high-performance camera
Posted 24-Feb-2018 14:05

One million kiwis affected by cybercrime
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:58

New Zealanders want to engage with government online and via mobile apps
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:56

Samsung launches Samsung Max
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:52

CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43

Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27

2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25

Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21

Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.