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Using Toolhaus.org to check eBay Seller Negative And Neutral feedback. What does it mean if eBay Id is invalid?

Posted by KittyFireFlash on March 8, 2010

If you use the Toolhaus.org tool to check a sellers feedback and receive a message that the id is invalid, it means only one thing – the eBay seller as renamed his eBay id.

Official sites in the Franken Flash Project are equipped to deal with this issue. It is not a mystery to our sites. We can detect the changes. When sellers attempt to rename their id’s it is not an issue for us. It is not a new tactic. It is an old tactic fake flash memory sellers use. Unfortunately unofficial sites do not have the information we have and lack the discipline to track and trace. There is only one way to understand the behavior and to deal with it – databases.

SOSFakeFlash is very much aware of this behavior. It is also the reason for databases and why it is so important that victims report their fake flash memory sellers! Some fake flash memory sellers change their id names frequently. It is an attempt to hide from victims. Also to try and break the chain of negative feedback, This is especially important for eBay forums and blogs.

By using the Report A Fake tab and reporting your sellers we are able to track them and any sneaky attempts to change their eBay seller Id names.

Any internet site that promotes itself as fighting against fake flash memory selling on eBay needs to have databases. To reassuringly track changes in seller id’s. If they do not, then they are going to be left in the dark, unable to assist ebay Victims.

SOSFakeFlash thanks all victims who are reporting in using the Report A Fake Tab. You are helping! Your contribution is making a difference. Without your reports, SOSFakeFlash would have nothing to report, no one to warn on the internet.

If you are trying to repair a fake flash memory item you need to visit FixFakeFlash Inspectortech. It is the most comprehsive site to fixing fake flash memory! Make sure you read their FAQ so you are prepared for the challenge.

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How Do You Alter Flash Memory Chips To Lie About Their Real Capacity – Do You Want To Know More?

Posted by KittyFireFlash on October 27, 2009

Are you curious to know how Flash Memory Chips are altered to lie about their real capacity? Over 85% to 95% of all memory cards, MP3 MP4 Players and Usb flash drives sold on eBay are fake capacity.

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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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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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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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H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives

Posted by KittyFireFlash on September 2, 2008

H2testw 1.4 has proven itself to be the best of breed for detecting counterfeit Flash drives. It is extremely easy to use and proves detailed information. Created by Harald Bögeholz, the interface is in German but has the option to run in English. It is free and standalone.

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Nothing is installed into the operating system. Designed for Windows it can run under Linux if Wine is installed. It will not run under Macs as it is a Windows Software . If your computer can not run the software – ask a colleague or friend who has a windows based computer to help you test.  However if you are a Linux or Mac user we have good news for you,  keep reading. A software has been developed based on the idea of H2testw,  just for you.

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