This VOLVO VIDA DICE diagnostic tool can be powered as long as the battery, there is a unit is a DC input, and the battery cable can be connected. When upgrading the DICE will use the adaptor, and the DICE can be integrated CARB cable. The VOLVO VIDA DICE equipped with four status LEDs that indicate the status of the software, the USB and Bluetooth communication and the interface to the car. The VOLVO VIDA DICE is truly the best VOLVO diagnostic tool. Do not miss it.
If you don't have a Windows XP computer and most people won't at this point as they are on Vista or Windows7. You will need to install a virtual machine (VM) and run Windows XP in it. From what you have described, you might want to have a computer savoy friend around to help you with this step.
After installing a Windows XP VM and VOLVO VIDA DICE software, it isn't too hard to use. I've not found any full directions yet. Just online threads but most people don't provide step by step. The user interface isn't totally bad and you can kind of figure out where to go and what to do. Being a clone, there is a annoying useless window (looks like some kind of Volvo login window) that pops up all the time that you need to kill.
So I'd say, get a friend to help you install VM/XP which is the hardest part and then you are probably ready to go on your own after to do some not too difficult exploration.
One thing that is very nice about a VM/XP installation is that its kind of like a virtual computer that is independent from the rest of the computer. So interference with other software won't exist. Its kind of like making a dedicated computer (be it virtual) for your VOLVO VIDA DICE software. If you are not too familiar with VM, probably check with a computer savoy friend.
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