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will a chip fry my computer

I heard some rumors that a couple of guys chiped thier powerstrokes and the main computer got fryed is this true
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I have never heard that one and if you found a list of all the powerstroke owners on here i would bet 90% of us have some sort of chip or programer on our trucks. There are basically no downsides to a chip other than increased wear on parts because of the extra power. hope this answers your question.

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It can happen if your not smart and dont pay attetion to the directions. When you install the chip... Key out... When you remove the chip... Key out... Anytime you are doing anything near the chip interface... Key out of the ignition... Stick to that and you will never have an issue.

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I would just unhook the batteries, and discharge the static from your body to eliminate any risk.

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maybe if they were given the wrong program for their computer code and ran it like that for awhile?

When i ordered mine, i recieved the wrong files for my computer. Half my gauges wouldnt work and a bunch of idiot lights stayed on. Realizing what happend i quickly took the chip off and called jody, he quickly fixed the prob and got me going again.(good service by the way) No harm to my comp. But I could emagine if someone had left the wrong chip on, i guess it could mess it up.

I dont think its something to be worried about, like was said earlier, key out when doing anything.....

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You can run the truck with the wrong code... If it will start... I have chips with NVK and PMT and there fine...

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About the only things that will take the PCM out are.
1) Removing or installing chip with the key on
2) Not cleaning the circuit board properly (dirty contact)
3) Older style chip, mounts externally vibrating loose while running
Other than that, no the chip won't take out the PCM.

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I heard some rumors that a couple of guys chiped thier powerstrokes and the main computer got fryed is this true
I got mine fried at a local dealer who was suposed to be fixin the cps.they decided to reprogram the pcm with the chip still in and some how wipped it all out.chip pcm everything.But with a littleswearing and kickin they fixed the pcm and some other fine people fixed the chip.Call Jody or Diane at DP TUNERS they will be able to awnser any of your questions about tuners and so.

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