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Hi everyone, just an FYI.... (if you're on facebook, you've probably seen me).... if you're looking for a low-stress solution to VIDA, with a lifetime warranty and tech support in case of future issues....

I have been selling laptops to the Volvo-owners community with VIDA 2014D pre-loaded and tested, for a while now. I have many customers that would attest to this being a great product and service.

PRICE = $215 shipped, for laptop with VIDA 2014D and genuine, activated, Windows 7 Pro (does not includes DiCE unit)

LIFETIME warranty on the laptop. (exceptions: 2 years on the LCD screen, 1 year on the laptop battery... but the heart of the machine I will warranty for life. Repair or replace. But really, if you use it as a dedicated VIDA laptop mainly, it'll last you years and years.)

These are very solid laptops, that I completely refurbish myself. I open them up, clean, tighten, and replace components. Specs vary depending on the build, but they all meet the minimum specs (all have at least 3gb of RAM) and run VIDA very well. Most include new components, like hard drives, RAM, the laptop battery itself, and/or other pieces. But I thoroughly test everything. I also replace the CMOS battery on all of the machines, so you won't have any system time errors.

You get the DiCE unit, and it's plug-and-play for you. Simple. No headaches for you, and I'm always here to help with any issues.

I can also do "custom builds" (with money down).... more RAM, solid-state hard drive, small sized laptops, back-lit keyboard, super long battery life, Toughbooks, whatever you need, with a little time I can probably do it .... let me know what you'd like, and we can chat about it.

Lastly... another option I can work with you on is to have you send me your computer, I set it all up and send back. I can even upgrade RAM or HDD if it needs it. That service starts at $75 (includes return shipping), and goes up based on if it needs any equipment (for example, 1GB of RAM would be an extra $10.)

You can send me a message here, or send an e-mail to: DavidRLeach(at)gmail.com

I also have pictures of some builds and answers to FAQs at..... https://www.facebook.com/DaveLeachVIDALaptops/
 

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I have a Dell Latitude right now that is an awesome computer, even has a battery that is good for over 6 hrs on a single charge. 2.2ghz dual core processor, 3gb RAM, optimized for VIDA.

LIFETIME WARRANTY on all my machines. I have close to 80 folks out there that would attest to these being quality builds.
 

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I'm now adding the 2014D Volvo Electric Wiring Diagrams with every install at no extra cost (did you know? There's actually a 2nd disc to VIDA.)

ALSO!!!

vol-FCR, the program for 1996-1998 Volvos, is also added to every laptop, at no extra cost. Two versions of it (1.3.06 and 1.7.6), both patched and preinstalled on this VIDA laptop.

Some may never use it, but you'll have it if you ever do (the cable for vol-FCR is around $7 on eBay.)

Let me know if you have any questions!
 

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Excellent communication and service!

We were first in contact a few months ago, the laptop I wanted to send him needed to have personal information transferred yet, but I had asked about Vol-FCR, which he knew nothing about. He took the time to do a little research, as well as find both versions for me.
Once I sent out my laptop, he installed Windows 7, VIDA, both FCR's and it's drivers, in less than 24hrs and had it shipped!
Every detailed question was answered and as drawn out as my process ended up being, I never felt as if I was pushing my boundaries.

A pleasure to do business with!


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Let me add that just from my personal experience it's best to buy a laptop unit that is pre-configured with VIDA and already tested to work with the DICE unit. I purchased mine that way and I was up and running a few minutes as soon as I clicked on the VIDA icon. That laptop's sole purpose is to run VIDA/DICE and hook-up to my Volvos;-)
 

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Thanks guys. I love this feedback!!


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Excellent communication and service!

We were first in contact a few months ago, the laptop I wanted to send him needed to have personal information transferred yet, but I had asked about Vol-FCR, which he knew nothing about. He took the time to do a little research, as well as find both versions for me.
Once I sent out my laptop, he installed Windows 7, VIDA, both FCR's and it's drivers, in less than 24hrs and had it shipped!
Every detailed question was answered and as drawn out as my process ended up being, I never felt as if I was pushing my boundaries.

A pleasure to do business with!


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And hey, don't forget the wiring diagrams! :)

They are embedded in VIDA... but this is a 2nd install disc that doesn't come with DICE, and is a challenge to find. But I found it. :)


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Just got my unit and it works great! I was able to scan and clear codes on my wife's 2015.5 XC60.


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To add to the accolades, I reached out on a Thursday afternoon for information, made the decision to buy a toughbook early that evening and had it on my front porch waiting for me on Saturday with great communication in between and after. The only way it could have been faster is if he lived next door.
Thanks for the great service!
 

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Does it work on SPA platform vehicles?
 

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Does it work on SPA platform vehicles?
Yes, all volvo models 1999-2015.5 for VIDA 2014D.

You can always download VIDA 2015 from Volvo, buy a license and use that too.


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TaklaNHL, is top notch to deal with, I sent him a computer to set up and he did it in an amazingly short time with no issues. I’ll have it tomorrow and will update when I run it!


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Works flawlessly. Again top notch!


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+1 on Dave / TaklaNHL -

He set me up with a ToughBook and walked me through some basics to get up and going. There are some not-so-obvious steps that knowing gives a real leg up to getting started.

I DID have some trouble with the DICE and even though this setup is BYOD (bring your own DICE) Dave worked me through email (and offered to have a call as well) to help pinpoint DICE hardware problems from the other vendor.

This is a great way to go - plug and play - and let Dave worry about / take care of setup issues.

If any Swedespeed member needs a VIDA scan in coastal GA off Savannah send me a PM. Happy to help.

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I would really just want to see what kind of laptop it is. Seems like a great deal and a great service. Looking forward to your reply


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I'm interested. Just to confirm, it would work on my 2015.5 V60 drive-e, correct?
Yea. 2015.5 is the last year VIDA 2014d will work on.


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I would really just want to see what kind of laptop it is. Seems like a great deal and a great service. Looking forward to your reply


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I have options. And can do custom builds if you have a preferred brand or model.


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