EMV Chip Swap™ Procedure

EMV Chip Swap™ Procedure

“No Heat” EMV Chip Transplant

Update: 04.27.23


V3.0 EMV Chip Swap™ Procedure (Press Release

The EMV chip from the original plastic card is extracted and implanted to the new metal card; old plastic card is rendered obsolete. The new metal card is functional by inserting the chip or swiping the magnetic stripe. RFID/Contactless/TAP feature is disabled during the transplant procedure. This procedure is available to clients worldwide.

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**Transplant/chip swap procedure success rates by card types (see list below)

  • Plastic AE Clear Every day Cash, AE Green, AE Purple and AE Gold Express cards are 98.2% successful with this procedure (small & large chip) RFID/Contactless/TAP feature is disabled during the transplant procedure.
  • Plastic Discover Cards are 98.5% successful with this procedure (small & large chip) RFID/Contactless/TAP feature is disabled during the transplant procedure.
  • Plastic Visa & MC are 98.8% successful with this procedure (small & large chip) RFID/Contactless/TAP feature is disabled during the transplant procedure.
  • Magnetic stripe on original plastic card will still be functional. New metal card magnetic stripe will be 100% fully functional

**Semi-Metallic Cards 

  • All Semi-metallic cards are 98% successful with this procedure (small & large chip) i.e Sapphire CSP, Amazon metallic credit card, Semi-metallic AE Platinum or AE Gold Express cards; Wells Fargo Propel red metallic card, etc. If a semi-metallic card is sent in for production the laboratory will perform the transplant procedure, but the client is reminded of the possible risk of failure. Meaning, on average, 2 out every 100 semi-metallic cards completely fail the chip swap procedure. Those cards that PASS the procedure, the chip will function on the new metal card, but the contactless feature is disabled. 

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    EMV Chip Swap performed on Semi-metallic AE card

**RFID/Touch Pass/PayWave Cards (plastic & semi-metallic)

This feature is fully disabled during the EMV Chip Swap™ procedure. The internal copper wire antennas will not transfer over to the new metal card. If you card shows the logo for RFID or contactless pay (see image below) then that function will be disabled on the new metal card.   

**RFID Contactless Touch Pass/ Pay Wave Logo. 



Pricing: $44.99 USD (EMV Chip Swap™ procedure fee)

Warranty: Standard Warranty Applies (see Warranties). Extended Protection plan now available. 

Small Chip & Large Chip verification: EMV Chip Swap procedure currently services both Small 6 contact point EMV chip types & Large Square (not round) 8 contact point EMV chip types. (See photos below for size reference)

EMV Chip Types


Large EMV Chip Types 

The following Large EMV Chip types can be processed by MCC; with two exceptions. See list below. Large chips are 13 mm by 12 mm approximately.

Large EMV Chip Types Accepted Metal Credit Cards





EMV Chip Swap™ Disclaimers:

**due the sensitive nature of the chip construction. There is a low possibility of Chip Damage occurring during the EMV Chip Swap procedure. 

**In the off chance of a client’s original EMV chip is damaged during the swap procedure, the client will be notified and asked to request a replacement card from their financial institution/cc company. This will delay the production process.

**EMV Chip Swap™ procedure overall average is 98.8% Successful, but in the off chance that the chip does not function when a client attempts a transaction; the registers EMV Bypass protocol will take effect; forcing the client to SWIPE the card; thus allowing the client to complete a transaction.

**RFID Contactless Touch Pass/ PayWave Cards are identified by the PayWave Logo seen in the example above.  If your plastic card has this logo (see image above) printed on it, be aware those types of cards will have contactless feature completely disabled. 

**The laboratory at MCC is perfecting the procedure daily. Rest assured our laboratory techs will apply great care to the construction of your New Metal Credit/Debit Card.

All EMV Chip Swap™ Procedure sales are Final – once the procedure is performed; the original plastic card can not be salvaged.