JDHT XJ-S 5.3 Litre CD can no longer open PDF files


#1

Hi,

years ago I bought the above CD (JHM 1146 version 1.1). I did not use it for quite a while but now tried to open and the CD can not “Autorun”. I manually tried to open the PDF files but I get an Adobe error message. I tried on two laptops. I always operate the latest Adobe version on my computer. Did anybody had the same issue? Any suggestion how to get access?

Thanks
Stephan


(Steve) #2

This is your problem. I discovered the latest and the greatest is the killer. Now have a separate, dedicated PC ($25 from Craiglists) that runs windows XP and Adobe Reader 6.
Everything works as intended.


(Paul M. Novak) #3

Stephan,
There have been many posts on Jag-Lovers over the past several years where owners of the JDHT CDs had problems with them. I think.it had to do with the copyright protection scheme that was used.

I am a strong believer in the hard copy technical documents for my Jaguars and stayed away from the digital format for exactly this reason.

Paul


(Andrew Waugh) #4

What is the error message?

I copied the .pdfs off all the JDHT CDs I have years ago and put them on my hard drive, NAS, and USB keys (mine are all from before the implementation of the .pdf copyright protection scheme was implemented). I have had no problems opening them with Microsoft systems from xp up to windows 10.


(Steve) #5

Perhaps you have a different version of the CD-ROM. Mine is protected and even making an image doesn’t seem to work, let alone copying files.

It works only from the CD and only on the dated PC running XP


#6

Thanks all. It seems that the common opinion is that I would need to run this CD on an old PC/Laptop. OK - do not have that so do I really need to buy one to read my legit acquired CDs? Quite odd…
I tried to copy them as Andrew suggested but the same as “sbobev” commented: No such luck! I can not copy the pdf files. Seems the files are protected.
I wonder whether JDHT would not address this issue as I am probably not the only one.
To make matters worse: I also purchased a CD for E-Type: Same problem.

Thanks for all the feedback

Stephan


(Paul M. Novak) #7

Stephan,
Have you searched the Jag-Lovers archives yet? I have watched this JDHT CD problem come up from time to time on some of the lists and I don’t remember JDHT ever offering a fix. The unusable JDHT CDs sitting on a shelf in my office are one of the reasons that I went to hard copy documents. But I do prefer to use the hard copies while working in my garage and researching parts.

If you decide to take some action please post your results as I suspect that others would like to use their JDHT CDs again.

Paul


(JimD in Alabama) #8

I ended up printing (from other source PDFs - - the JDHT ROM I had purchased was a bear to try to use) and putting a big binder together. Did the same with Kirby’s book.

I like the fact that I can let the computer search the PDFs while I am researching …and then will even print up applicable pages to have in the garage to get dirty. And keep my big binder copy somewhat clean


#9

Paul, Jim

in hindsight I should have printed out the pdf files - but hey: Water under the bridge. I will see what I can find out and if successful I will post.

Paul: I checked the archives but was not successful. I am primarily interested in the MY 1990 Ignition circuit, the Fuel injection circuit, the climate control circuit and the wire routing to and from the ignition switch.


(Steve) #10

There were/are places on the WWW where you could get “unlocked” PDFs.
I got a lot of them from captainjaguar before it shut down.
This is for MY 1989, but is probably fine for your 1990.
Enjoy
XJS_89_Elec_Guide.pdf (2.0 MB)


#11

Thanks Steve. This is great help!!

Stephan


(JimD in Alabama) #12

I found this website to be useful http://www.jagrepair.com/ for some manuals and info. I don’t know the gentleman that “maintains” the site but i downloaded many files - - and of course donated to help the site

There was another site I found about two years ago that was “for fee” download out of the U.K and I downloaded some stuff from them. At around $11.00 per manual it was worth while. IIRC you chose the file you wanted, paid with PayPal and then were sent a link that would download the PDF.


#13

Jim

thanks. That is all I need! Perfect!

Stephan