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hi, I have a 2005 BMW 530i SE the i drive has stopped working

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hi, I have a 2005 BMW 530i SE the i drive has stopped working today , the CD's eject okay but the BMW logo is the only thing on the screen.
I was talking on my phone when I got in the car, and it tried to connect to the blue tooth when this happened.
The BMW logo is the only thing showing, I have disconnected the battery for 5 min but still doing the same. I also tried holding the two eject buttons with the mute button.
Any other things I can try?

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there are not a lot of other things you can try at home, but I would suggest unhooking the battery for a full hour, and also checking all fuses

if the issue is not resolved, then unfortunately this points to hardware failure of one of the components in the idrive system - commonly the main computer, phone/bluetooth module or power supply module

this will require proper diagnostics and parts replacement, as well as reprogramming.

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