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Can You Fix Fake DT310 USB Flash Drives?

Posted by techchips on June 16, 2011

Is it possible to fix a fake Kingston DT310 DataTraveler usb flash drive, restore it to it’s real size? Fake capacity DT310 are found everywhere at extremely low cheap prices.

As a consumer you really should read these two articles:

Kingston DataTraveler 310 DT310/256GB Fake USB Flash Drives Flooding eBay! Fraud Warning.

Report On Fake DT310 Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash Drives. eBay Seller 1958vardy And The Fake DT310 – No Returns. Counterfeit 310 DT310/256GB Flash Memory Continue To Flood eBay. Cheap. Consumers Frauded With Fake Upgraded Flash Memory. Fraud Warning. Beware Of Sellers Who Refuse To Stand Behind The Advertised Capacity Of Flash Memory Size.

Advertised at 256GB these DT310 fakes are usually under 8GB real capacity. A lot of people want to salvage them, get at least some capacity out of them. Can you?

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engineering_bay Ebay Fake Flash Memory Seller Alert – United States

Posted by KittyFireFlash on August 22, 2010

engineering_bay is an eBay seller of Counterfeit (Fake hacked – false capacity memory) 32GB Micro SD SDHC Memory Card MicroSD TF memory cards . engineering_bay is registered in the United States and is currently using multiple item listings.

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Special Feature: 32B, XiaoFeng Building Address Fake Flash Memory Selling On eBay. On Site Visit To The Don Of Fake Flash In The Orient.

Questions? Please read:

First time victim? Please read this article, see what fake flash memory sellers do when not enough buyers fight back: international-distributing Ebay Flash Memory Seller – An Experiment In Selling True Capacity? The History Behind international-distributing ID On eBay. A Very Dark Past.

Please test your device to ensure you have the advertised capacity. Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

MickeyFightingBackDon’t forget to leave the calling card of “SOSFakeFlash” and “H2testw” in your feedback to help others. Do not change your feedback to get a refund – you will only create more victims. See what we have on file.

Do a good deed, warn other eBay buyers of fake flash. Help rescue them. Check positive feedback for a fake flash seller and send messages to warn. Just state facts, ask them to test. You can only send up to 5 messages a day. Save another person from a fake flash nightmare and potential data loss.

How To Warn Others On eBay As A Fake Flash Angel – Fight Back Against Fake MP Players, Memory Cards, USB Flash Drives – A Guide

Please read and vote: How Do You Alter Flash Memory Chips To Lie About Their Real Capacity – Do You Want To Know More? Your input as a victim is required.

Did You Leave Positive Feedback For A Fake Flash Seller Of MP Players, Memory Cards Or USB Flash Drives Purchased On eBay?

To understand about Fake Flash Sellers Read:

A Victim’s insight: ebidetrade001 Ebay Fake Flash Seller High Alert Devious – Hong Kong

Victim consumer education on nand flash storage chips:

Want to know the bid prices eBay victims paid for fake MP Players. Read: MP Players On Ebay – Current Prices For Cheap Fake 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32 GB SOSFakeFlash’s Report it includes Q2, 2009!

Important Reading:

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Solutions – Repairing Fake Flash Memory. InspectorTech’s Call For Sharing.

Posted by KittyFireFlash on June 23, 2010

Did you repair a fake mp player, usb flash drive or memory card? InspectorTech is looking for new solutions. Do you have one?

FixFakeFlash has reached more than 423,0000 hits. There are a lot of people trying to repair and restore fakes. Help out. If you found a solution, please write it up and send to sosfakeflashdrive@gmail.com so InspectorTech can share with others.

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Repairing Counterfeit Fake MP Players

Posted by KittyFireFlash on February 26, 2009

SOSFakeFlash has been asked by victims of fake and counterfeit MP Players purchases – how can I restore to the real capacity? MP-Archer has provided some very useful information to help you begin your journey to return your MP Player back to it’s orignal Capacity.

For for USB Flash Drives see Repairing Counterfeit Flash Drives

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Fix Fake MP Player Solution Sold By Ebay Seller Johnnymagasin A Visual Example – Possible Help For Other Fake MP Players

Posted by KittyFireFlash on February 1, 2009

Ebay Fake MP Player seller Johnnymagasin sold thousands of MP Players. There are many victims out there stuck with MP Players that report the wrong capacity. How to return them to their real size so they can be used, even if the size will be a lot smaller? That is a serious challenge for many.

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Guide to fix hacked USB drives – A visual Example

Posted by KittyFireFlash on January 5, 2009

One of eBay’s Fake Flash victims created a neat visual guide after reporting his fake to SOSFakeFlash. It is a wonderful example for anyone interested in repairing a fake flash drive and seeing how the tools work before trying to carry out a repair. Even if you don’t have an AMECO or Micov based controller chip on your fake flash drive, it can help you prepare. Many reflashing tools are similar in their interface and the general principals to operate.

Guide to fix hacked USB drives

After reading it, you are ready for a more detailed explanation of the things you will need to do to prepare for rescuing your fake.

About VID PID Repairing Counterfeit Flash Drives – Steps To Succeed

The fixfakeflash.wordpress.com site has some known solutions available. The most important information is the controller chip vendor for the flash item, known as the “Chip Part-Number” with ChipGenius.

If you don’t find a solution that works visit the main site for incoming information repair solutions. sosfakeflash.wordpress.com

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About VID PID Repairing Counterfeit Flash Drives – Steps To Succeed

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 14, 2008

FixFakeFlash from SOSFakeFlash, explains steps to rescue a fake flash (counterfeit) drive. How you can try to return it to its true size. Wrestling with FrankenFlash drives to make them useful is a mystery to most victims of fake flash drive purchases. The information FixFakeFlash has for you comes from the efforts of fake flash victims who succeeded in repairing their drives.

To repair counterfeit (fake) flash drives you need the VID and the PID for a flash drive. This will help you determine the software tool required to perform a low level reformatting (commonly known as reflashing). Reformatting in an operating system is “high level” and can not repair the drive. The controller on the flash drive has been reprogrammed to lie – this is why you normally need a special software tool. They exist and are available, but you need to know which one you must use for your drive.

The VID is the Vendor information, the PID is the flash chip controller information. The PID is supposed to identify the chip set family for a software reprogramming tool. How to find this information? The easiest way is to download a program called chipgenius – it will read the drive for you. Only if chipgenius does not find any useful information or the information does not match anything known on the internet should you consider taking your USB flash drive apart. Some drives do not come apart easily so avoid this unless you have no other choice. In most cases you will not have to consider doing this.

Follow these steps to begin the journey to fix and repair your fake USB flash drive to its real size:

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SOSFakeFlash News Repairing Counterfeit Flash Drives New Site Up

Posted by KittyFireFlash on December 13, 2008

If you are trying to repair a counterfeit flash drive but are confused or have not succeeded in doing so, there is good news. A new site in under construction to assist victims of fake flash devices attempting to turn false capacity flash drives (fakes, counterfeits) back into usable flash drives.

Update December 13th, 2008

The site is now up and available – note only known solutions are currently posted there.  The address is on our sites tab – Fix Fake Flash Devices.

Updated December 1oth, 2008

We’ve noticed increased traffic for people searching for solutions to repair their fake flash drives.  The new site is being built.  We have received some solutions but they are still few.   It you succeed in repairing your drive from information found at this site to help you, please take a little time and send us your solution (see below).  Help us to help others climb out of the fake flash pit.

December 3th 2008

The objective of this new site is to provide information on the subject and solutions with steps victims of fake flash can follow to reprogramme the devices. This new site will be educational and solutions oriented. SOSFakeFlash reports it will not be a download site – it will have links to sites that offer software. It is too early to tell if it will be possible to document all the flash controller chips as there are so many – it will also take time to build. To succeed in reprogramming fake flash there are common principals that can be extended to many different models. To help people understand and succeed – will be the first goal.

If you are a person who has succeeded in reprogramming a fake, please send your solution to SOSFakeflashdrive@gmail.com We are interested in your steps. Also the VID PID information you have, the program you used and if you purchased on eBay, the name of the fake flash seller and eBay item number to match against our database.

The earliest uptime for the new site will be after December 22nd, 2008. We will announce the url address as soon as it is available.

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Where To Download Alcor Tools To Fix Fake USB Flash Drives

Posted by KittyFireFlash on November 1, 2008

Recently SOSFakeFlash put out a call to people who managed to reprogramme a fake flash drive purchased from eBay. See Did You Manage to Reprogramme a Fake Flash Drive Bought on eBay? Contributions are starting to arrive. To determine your chip set see Repairing Counterfeit Flash Drives

carlton has contributed detailed information for Flash drives identified as having an Alcor Controller chip and the software files to assist you.

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Repairing Counterfeit Flash Drives

Posted by KittyFireFlash on October 25, 2008

SOSFakeFlash has been asked by many victims of fake flash drive purchases – how to restore to the original true capacity? Electrostorm has provided excellent information to the tools you would need to deprogramme FrankenFlash.

See Repairing Counterfeit Fake MP Players For MP Players.

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Did You Manage to Reprogramme a Fake Flash Drive Bought on eBay?

Posted by KittyFireFlash on October 23, 2008

Are you a person who bought a fake flash drive on eBay and were able to find a way to programme it? Make it return to it’s real capacity size? If you have successfully managed to de-FrankenFlash a counterfeit drive on eBay, we want to hear from you! Why?

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