If you would like to ship me your ROM, please do the following:
1. Email me for an authorization number, include the numbers off the top of the chip (remove the computer housing to do this).
2. Remove the chip from the motronic computer so you are just shipping the ROM itself, use a ground-strap if available, if not, keep in CONSTANT contact with the metal case of the computer while pulling the chip, do this while sitting at a table and do not walk around (especially on nylon carpeting) with the computer any more than necessary. The amount of static discharge necessary to destroy a computer cannot necessarily be felt.
3. Gently press the chip into a small block of sytrofoam, and secure it with a small rubberband. You can use tape but the tape may pull off the identification number off the top of the chip. The purpose here is to keep the chip from falling off the styrofoam during shipping and mangling the pins.
4. Slip this into a mylar anti-static bag. If you ask at any computer store, neighborhood computer geek, or your IT department at work, they will likely have piles of static-bags laying around. Seal the anti-static bag with masking tape, a paper stick on label or something other than scotch tape, which is static prone.
5. Put this into a paper envelope, along with a money order for the $39.95 + estimated return shipping.
6. Put this envelope into a UPS or FedEx envelope and send it overnight or 2 day air to me, make sure the insurance covers the cost of replacement from the dealership.
7. UPS or FedEx to: Atlantis Consulting, LLC 206B 88th Street Virginia Beach, VA 23451
8. Make sure the authorization number is visible on the envelope and send me an email with the tracking number once it is off.
I can usually turn these around in a single day, if you send your chip for morning delivery, I'll do my best to get it out that afternoon. I fully realize that while you are having the image burned, your car is unusable.
SHIPPING YOUR COMPUTER:
In certain cases, I may agree to remove the chip for you, if the chip is soldered onto the board, there will be an extra charge but I will have a socket installed to facilitate future swaps. The extra charge will be based on what it costs me to have this done professionally by an electronics shop. If the chip is socketed, the cost will be $89.95 + shipping.
1. Email me for an authorization number, along with the make and model of the car, and the part number off the top of the computer.
2. Obtain appropriate, well-padded packaging. I suggest either a laptop computer box from UPS or FedEx, or a hard-drive shipping box (you can obtain one of these from a computer store, local geek, or IT Department at work).
3. Put the computer in a Mylar anti-static bag (obtained from the same sources) along with a money order for services + estimated return shipping
4. Write the Authorization number on the package and ship it to my overnight or 2-day via UPS or FedEx. Make sure the package is insured for the replacement cost of the computer (this could be $300-$1000, check with your dealership)
5. Ship to: Atlantis Consulting, LLC 206B 88th Street Virginia Beach, VA 23451
6. Send me an email with the tracking number once it is off.
I can usually turn whole computers around in a single day as well. If desoldering and socket installation is required, the turn around will be a bit longer.