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Old 05-11-2010, 12:15 PM
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Advice on my chip needed!

We own a 2000 F250 that had a Superchip in it. Our computer went bad and we had to have the mechanic replace it. He gave us the old computer along with the superchip that was in it. He told us that he has heard that if the connections on the chip is not clean then it could fry the computer. We are the third owner of the vehicle and know it has been in it since the beginning. The question is would you put the chip back in the new computer or could it take the new computer out? Has anyone heard this happening or is it just that the computer went out and nothing to do with the chip? When the computer went out could that have done something to the chip? I know it's a bunch of questions but we do not have any idea what to do, any and all help is appreciated.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:36 PM
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i have "heard" but not seen about these canned tunes screwign up computers. i guess what they do is re-flash the firmware? then flash back to stock if you want it to? not entirely clear on that one, but i have heard this rumor.

IMO, sell the tuner and get soem custom tunes from DP, PHP, TW, etc. they are better tuned for our trucks anyway.

and yes, if the contacts arent clean or of the are over clean - i.e. scrubbed thin, there will be issues. dotn know that it would be the reason a computer fries though, the tuner should just stop working properly.
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I guess I can see on the shortage with the contacts like the mechanic said. Is there a way that you can test the chip to see if it is any good anymore? I wouldn't want to put it in my pickup or sell it to someone if it was bad.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:54 AM
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i would imagine the chip is fine. sure they can go bad like any computer but i would think its less prone to damage than the pcm. i dont know how to check chip for damage.
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:13 PM
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Anyone else had this issue or advice?!?!
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:19 PM
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Anyone????
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Almost a month and no one else???? Nobody ever had this same problem????
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Get a TS chip with custom tunes..that's all you need.
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