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Chips - it Friday

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I have wiped EPROMs with UV so that was my thought they were adamant (but
probably wrong), suppose stranger things have be invented, the =93exploding=94
self destructing hard disk or chips looked to be a prime anti-theft measure
but I understand the airlines got upset.
Malcolm
Stafford (UK)
FJ45 '75 & FJ45 '76
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Clive Marks
Sent: 23 January 2009 11:47
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO]
Malcolm,
=A0=A0=A0=A0 Chips are wiped by exposure to light, it is ultra-violet light though,
not daylight. You also have to take the cover off the back to expose it.
Maybe you were told that by someone that had got part of the story.
Regards,
Clive Marks
 
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I am amazed they still use EPROMS (Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory),
you would have thought they would use a PROM now a days in these ECU's? Or
even some type of NON Volatile Memory at least then they can see if a chip
has been replaced.
Brings back fond memories of my BBC Micro when software was often
distributed on a eprom/prom, sigh the good old days before technology got
too complicated ;-).
Martin.
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Malcolm Bagley
Sent: 23 January 2009 12:42
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Chips - it Friday
I have wiped EPROMs with UV so that was my thought they were adamant (but
probably wrong), suppose stranger things have be invented, the "exploding"
self destructing hard disk or chips looked to be a prime anti-theft measure
but I understand the airlines got upset.
Malcolm
Stafford (UK)
FJ45 '75 & FJ45 '76
 

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