Rest in pieces on Amal’s bench,
Fulfill your duty as a beta test.
May a Faraday cage surround you tender,
As you fade in the greater reading distance,
On the EM field of greener pasture.
In the holly name of the Spaghetti Monster
Soaked in classic tomato sauce with fresh basil on top and grated matured parmesan and a light drizzle of chilli infused extra virgin olive oil.
Now and eternity,
I checked it a few weeks ago with an Android and it read perfectly.
Then a few days later I tried to read it with my Nokia, no success.
Then I checked with my other 2 Nokias… nothing.
I thought it might be the Windows OS, it is not getting updates from Microsoft, but my other chips are recognised by all my phones.
I checked it at uni with the xerox machine… nothing. Door lock… nothing.
I think there is no such thing as a reader can screw up a chip, right?
i.e.: the Android fried my Flex
The only thing might have caused gixer is a flash bulb.
I was fooling around in the shop, I found an old-school flash that has the E27 mount.
It asked for trouble, so I screwed it in the holder (230V) as a cheap form of entertainment.
It meant to work from a few kV direct current, like ordinary flashes, but could be mounted in the standard fitting.
Obviously it burned out.
The bulb is filled with a steel wool, that can possibly build up plenty of charge to fry a soldering on the chip, even under the skin…in theory.
My Vivo is ok in R4, but my Flex is in the middle finger, that was directly on the bulb…
It is possible… even a plasma ball can make a tiny spark and this bulb fried the 16A fuse, so it could have been more then a tiny spark… I don’t know, because I saw a bright flash, rather then tiny sparks… anyways…
I know, I should get a decent reader to test my FlexNT properly, and I also know that Amal will answer to send it back to him for a test… but it hurt like a mo er to get it installed, so I’d rather get a fresh chip first and replace the current one once the pocket is opened.
Has anybody done chip-swap before?
Dear fellow photographers, especially Atilla,
Never touch a flash without gloves again!