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No it's not true (archive)

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Posted by Jim C. on June 12, 2000 at 18:05:13:

In Reply to: CHIP posted by BMAN on June 12, 2000 at 12:41:16:

Do you have a PC (I'd bet so, since you're here)

Ever "flash the BIOS" in it??

I'm sure some of the readers have.. flashing is
the way you replace the program in the chip when
it's not easy to replace the chip.

Did you PC "automagically" change back to the
previous BIOS.. nope.. didn't.. can't.. won't

Same goes for your BMW

Please note how the people who are projecting this
blatant misinformation are the same ones who
CANNOT flash the new ECU's, but instead have to
solder-job them.

Coincidence?!? (I don't think so)

See, the chip couldn't "change itself" even if it
somehow "wanted" to, because nothing is supplying
the programming voltage (Vpp) to the proper pin
on the DME. That pin connects to a single pin
in the diag socket, and unless you have a special
car I've never seen, it's unconnected until
someone connects it to a Modic, or a DIS machine,
or a Shark Injector ;)

Jim


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