Ok here is the deal form what I gathered. The Keycards are in some type of proprietary format. Thus basically mean you cant not just put in a store bought sd/mmc card and make a backup. You need to by there already specially formatted keycard for 20.00 and then you can make an extra card. Stupid setup as you should be able to just use a standard sd card/mmc and make a backup…oh well. Luckily, I did manage to find my original.
The Blaupunkt "MMC" Mini KeyCard may not be an MMC card at all.. it just looks like one. I can't get any MMC reader to initialize it, let alone start reading it. It stays in the "not ready" state and never comes online.
The other two styles of Blaupunkt KeyCards, larger ones, claim to be ISO-7816 smartcards, llike SIM cards and satellite dish decoder auth cards. I'm wondering if they just repackaged these into an MMC-shaped form factor and used the same pins, but none of the logic that goes with MMC.
This would be supported by the "ST Micro" part number on the back of the card -- they make smartcards, not MMC cards.
I have ISO cardreaders, but would have to rig up an MMC->ISO adapter. The pinouts are similar, with power, clock, and serial data, so it's not inconceivable.
Still, I'm surprised they went with something so specialized instead of just an ordinary MMC ROM card with a coded value on it.
Los Angeles MP 72, the one with the MMC card reader/key card behind the removable face plate.
Ground Loop, smartcards were and still are very popular in europe, phones, credit cards, satellites systems etc... so it makes sense they used that.
Don't worry because even rigging up a smart card reader and replicating that in the format of an MMC connector card won't be worth it. The price to replace them is not great but not really bad either, so we just have to be carefull not to loose them
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I didnt want to hack my dash up and wanted something removable when not in use .
Having waited until the latest version was released
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