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Old 02-03-2014, 12:31 PM   #9
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Joined: Apr 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Originally Posted by scootrboi View Post
My electronic ignition failed on my scooter.The computer failed on my Buick. These things were mysterious and ate up a lot of time and trouble figuring out. Not the kind of thing you can approach with a tool box.
When was this scooter and buick made?

I get the feeling a lot of people don't trust computers because they have a PC that runs like shit. I've had the misfortune of trying to help people fix their personal computers and 99.9% of the time it is because of something they did, mostly related to viewing porn and infecting themselves with viruses. The other .1% are mechanical hard drive failures.

IC chips are pretty tough. Most failures are connecters and external sensors that are easy enough to fix. You can really only "break" one when attempting to reprogram it or by sending it too much power (i.e use the right fuses).
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