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Bad Situation turned, good..i guess?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Skalinator, Jan 4, 2017.

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  1. Skalinator

    Skalinator Member

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    Thought i would share this funny story.

    I picked up my model S 60 on December 15th 2016.

    Two days later "Screen Unresponsive" error message. Seems many people have had that issue, just hold the scroll wheels down to reboot. Did that, about 1230495 million times. Didn't work. This was on a Saturday and i was with the car out of town. Took the car in Monday to get it looked at, they said the screen needs to be replaced. After two days of ownership!? come on! Super pissed.

    They had it fixed the next day, which was cool.

    A few days later i noticed it said i have a model "70" now.... wtf? Could they have flashed my car with the wrong firmware? Wait, wait, wait.. Doesn't that mean i get longer battery life now!? (software unlock the battery)

    Sure enough, my car charges to 230 miles now! So i went from 210 max charge to 230, an extra 20 miles on a full charge... Have not had any other issues, so i guess all in all it turned out better?

    until next time i take it into the service center and they say, you have a model 60 but model 70 firmware, did you hack your car? i shall reply, no it was you stupid, and you are going to leave it! The upgrade to the 75 model is 9k!
     
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  2. Ormond

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    That's a great holiday gift! I hope you don't have any more problems.
     
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  3. Az_Rael

    Az_Rael Supporting Member

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    I wonder if the screen replacement was a refurb from a Model 70. Nice bonus for you!
     
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  4. No2DinosaurFuel

    No2DinosaurFuel Active Member

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    Maybe they gave you the 70 so you are not too posses about them taking a long time. I would use that argument if they ever bring it up. : )
     
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  5. andrewket

    andrewket Well-Known Member

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    Lucky you. If you want to keep your xmas gift, I suggest you delete your post :)
     
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  6. Haxster

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    And never bring it in for service...or do a software update... o_O
     
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  7. Vad42

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    But isn't upgrade from 60 is to 75? I don't understand how you could have gotten to 70. Does it actually say "70" in about box?
     
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    There was briefly a Model S 70. Some were actual 70kWh batteries, some were software limited 75's. That's why I speculated it was a refurbished screen.
     
  9. Skalinator

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    Yep, it was offered for a short time. So they limit the battery to 70kWh and the 75 is at full capacity of 75Kwh which gets your 259 EPA
     
  10. Skalinator

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    Does the screen and the computer running the screen (i know it is separate from the car computer) come as one unit? they have to replace both at once?
     
  11. croman

    croman Active Member

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    Yes, its called the MCU.
     
  12. Skalinator

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    Interesting, any downsides you can think of between the 70 MCU/Screen and the 60 MCU screen?
     
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    No clue. Others know a lot more.
     

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