How long do C7005 chips last? I know this is a complex question, but a bit of backgound first. Six years ago, I started chipping my 1950s Vanwalls and Maserati 250s (scalextric) and BRMs/Alfa/Lancias etc., from Cartrix. Bought a batch of 10 chips direct from Scalextric themselves. I chipped all 10 cars over a weekend.
In the last month or so, four of the cars (so far) firstly, suddenly ran slow mid race, then 'zoomed' and crashed. Re-setting the chip identity would work for a short while, then the problem would repeat itself. Finally, the cars would 'forget' their identity completely and just zoom with no control at all.
All cars work perfectly in analogue mode.
No car has run for significantly longer than any other
All are stored in the same conditions.
It is only the Cartrix cars that are doing this - so far!
Does this sound familiar to anyone?
Any fix that anyone knows?