Clone VCM2 Ford IDS 111 Update: Issues & Solutions

Issues: VCM2 doesn’t connect to the PC anymore.

Hardware: VCM2 clone (not VXDiag VCX Nano Ford) which has worked fine

Software version used: IDS v109 on VMware…. worked fine

Software updated version: IDS version 111 native…not working

Error message:

Tried the last IDS version 111 native install but at the first connection , IDS requested a VCM software upgrade. After few seconds i received an error message (there was an error updating your VCM2).

Clone VCM2 Ford IDS 111 Update Issues Solutions-1

Since then I’ve tried recovering my VCM2 using IDS V86, VCM II manager v2.1.119.3, new SD card, with OBD power, without OBD power. The process stars good but after 2-3 minutes i receive an error message (There was an error reprogramming your VCM2 and your VCM2 requires a factory reset).
Clone VCM2 Ford IDS 111 Update Issues Solutions-2
Clone VCM2 Ford IDS 111 Update Issues Solutions-3

Tips & guides:

some clone vcm’s are prone to this
I found that it was usually the output voltage/amps on the computers usb as I could always reset them on my trusty old Dell

To do this it had to be V86 on XPs3 and not on a VM I also powered up the vcm on its 12v power jack directly
I reset literally 20 plus for friends with this set up many times over years ago

the only other issue I found was the little reset button falls off the board very easily if you press too hard

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