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MXT8208 VID = 1221 PID = 3234 Repair Fake Flash Drive Solution

Posted by inspectortech on December 11, 2008

FixFakeFlash – solution MXT8208 controller identified with VID = 1221 PID = 3234, fake flash drive. The drive tested and repaired was a fake 32GB “Transend”. Advertised as 32GB, it’s true capacity was 499MB. This fake flash drive can be repaired using the following information.

Read About VID PID Repairing Counterfeit Flash Drives – Steps To Succeed before proceeding to solution.

Specifications reported by ChipGenius:

PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
Serial Number: 0000000013A1
Revision: 2.20

Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

Chip Vendor: micov(???)
Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

Product Vendor: USB2.0
Product Model: Flash Disk

Steps:

1. Download tool AMECO MXT6208/MXT8208 UDiskTools 1.0.4.6 (20081010)

FixFakeFlash comment – Ameco is the New Parent company for the MPTools used in the past for micov.

It turns out my flash drive’s actual capacity is around 499MB (or slightly lesser, I think). Used UdTools1_0_4_6_20081010.rar to rectify it and state the true capacity. Thanks much for your suggestions above, which helped me fix the problem!

Solution Provider: shankper. 20081207
Reported In at: sosfakeflash.wordpress.com

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129 Responses to “MXT8208 VID = 1221 PID = 3234 Repair Fake Flash Drive Solution”

  1. Successful reformat of fake 8GB Flash Memory Stick to real 4GB with tool UdTools1_0_4_6_20081010

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 1000000000000A30
    Revision: 2.30

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    • Niki Karchev said

      People help me ,
      I have flash drive 2G Udisk. I did what I can to reformat the drive but without success. I downloaded chipgenius :
      evice Name: +[H:]+USB Mass Storage Device(Udisk Udisk 2.0 USB Device)

      PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
      Serial Number: 0000034343430B68
      Revision: 3.00

      Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 Full-Speed (USB1.1)

      Chip Vendor: micov
      Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

      Product Vendor: (N/A)
      Product Model: (N/A)

      Tools on Web: ·http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=72332

      When I start udtools1.0.4.6_20081010 it doesn’t detect my flash drive to reformat it.
      I changed VID and PID to these from chipgenius changed the serial number from the previous person on manual but it doesn’t detect it. I don’t know is there any way to reformat it. I see that micov has 512 MB flash drive but I can’t see 2 GB.
      What should I do?

  2. Sakura K said

    Thanks a lot a huge Merci from France

    I bought a hello kitty 16 gb USB who was a 2gb, I ve been refund but I wanted my usb pen to be the right thing under the computer not to get corrupt datas, so thanks a lot and avoid hello kitty usb which are more than 2 gb…

    • st. said

      I have bought the same model, a Hello Kitty pen drive 16GB on ebay (the vendor doesn´t exist anymore). I downloaded the indicated program and it found the same VID and PID like H2testw. Starting the tool it says under “Manuf Progress” the following error message: “Error: Download Scan Code Failed!”
      How may I reformat the drive? Have you had the same message and altered some number to run the program?

      • InspectorTech said

        In this case ST, you have no choice but to very carefully open the usb flash drive.

        Find the little square black chip. What is the full controller serial? Also what is flash drive chip serial.

        Sometimes they do very bad reprogramming and use wrong pid vid. So the controller chip (little square) will tell you the correct family to search for. See categories on left menu side. If not found, now that you know the correct controller visit the russian site to see if someone has put software for it there.

        Information to access russian site is in first post on this page as a sticky. Let people know your results.

      • st. said

        sorry, problem already solved. used the older version indicated by “alex” below. here the link:

        http://minsk2.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/MW6208E_8208����_1.2.0.2beta_20090302.rar

        here the output of the cscan program H2testw v1.4 (in german)

        Der Datenträger ist wahrscheinlich defekt.
        1,9 GByte OK (4058752 Sektoren)
        13,6 GByte DATEN VERLOREN (28676480 Sektoren)
        Details:
        10,2 GByte überschrieben (21507360 Sektoren)
        0 KByte leicht verfälscht (< 8 Bit/Sektor, 0 Sektoren)
        3,4 GByte mit Datenmüll (7169120 Sektoren)
        1,5 KByte mehrfach genutzt (3 Sektoren)
        Erster Fehler bei Offset: 0x000000007bdd0000
        Soll: 0x000000007bdd0000
        Ist: 0x00000000aa55aa55
        H2testw Version 1.3
        Schreibrate: 14,0 MByte/s
        Leserate: 18,7 MByte/s
        H2testw v1.4

        Device Name: +[F:]+Dispositivo de almacenamiento masivo USB(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

        PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
        Serial Number: 1000000000000EC5
        Revision: 2.50

        Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

        Chip Vendor: micov
        Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

        Product Vendor: (N/A)
        Product Model: (N/A)

        Tools on Web: http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=72332

      • InspectorTech said

        So older version was the good one? After correction did you run the test again with H2testw v1.4 to verify your repair?

        What is your final size? 1.9GB? After correction?

        One of the problem with these tools is that they have a list of usb flash drive chips they have information on. Some tools older have information missing in newer tools. Newer tools generally have information on newer flash drive chips and not on older ones. This is confusiong for people sometimes.

  3. Marcio said

    Hi from Brasil, i got a Kingston Datatraveler 32GB, and i used what was told and i think i got it to the real thing. It turned out to be a 4GB.

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 1000000000000171
    Revision: 2.20

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov(???)
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: USB2.0
    Product Model: Flash Disk

    Thanks for the tip dood!

  4. Rajkiran said

    can anyone say how to use the tool

  5. Rajkiran said

    Device Name: +[P:]+USB Mass Storage Device(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 100000000000156B
    Revision: 2.50

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov(???)
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: USB2.0
    Product Model: Flash Disk

    Tools on Web: http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=72332

  6. Alex said

    I reflash my USB drive like it descripts here. All right. Only issue I had to find more newest prog for my chip:
    VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208
    Programm was found at the some chineese site, now you can find it’s here:

    http://minsk2.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/MW6208E_8208����_1.2.0.2beta_20090302.rar

  7. Rajkiran said

    the tool doesn’t work for me.. may be due to the change in the revision number????

  8. Rajkiran said

    32Gb = 256 MB

    finally it worked..

    Configuration

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Revision: 2.50
    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    UdTools1.0.5.0_20081202

    http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=65723

    the tool showed me that the flash is 512 MB..
    however when processed it showed all sectors after 256 MB to be bad :(

    here is the complete list

    http://bbs.mydigit.cn/job.php?action=tag&tagname=MXT8208

    • kittyfireflash said

      Looks like you have a 256MB flash drive. Was it a Kingston or a Sony counterfeit? They tend to be the biggest smallest fakes, if that makes any sense. If in low level formatting you lost half of the 512MB then there were a lot of bad sectors – low low quality most likely. You might like to read the article on flash chip grading at the new http://flashdrivefacts.wordpress.com/ site.

  9. Luca said

    This worked for me!!!! Thanks to everybody!!!!

    http://minsk2.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/MW6208E_8208����_1.2.0.2beta_20090302.rar

    HW2test before:

    The media is likely to be defective.
    1.9 GByte OK (4096768 sectors)
    5.8 GByte DATA LOST (12254464 sectors)
    Details:4.3 GByte overwritten (9190848 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    1.4 GByte corrupted (3063616 sectors)
    1.5 KByte aliased memory (3 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x000000007d060000
    Expected: 0x000000007d060000
    Found: 0x00000000aa55aa55
    Writing speed: 22.3 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 31.5 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    Chipgenius:

    Device Name: +[J:]+USB Mass Storage Device(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 1000000000000759
    Revision: 2.50

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    Hw2test after:

    2016 MB
    Test finished without errors.
    You can now delete the test files *.h2w or verify them again.
    Writing speed: 8.44 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 37.3 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    Thanks again!!!!!!!!!

  10. Kadir said

    Thanks,
    It is ok.

  11. badfrog said

    fake 8 Gb USB drive bought from buy088 on eBay => 2 Gb in reality

    chip reflashed thanks to a newer version of the program (I used default settings): UdTools1.2.0.1_20090107, look at http://forum.flashboot.ru/index.php?name=Files&op=cat&id=14

    H2testw before (supposed to be 8 Gb):
    The media is likely to be defective.
    1.9 GByte OK (4095360 sectors)
    5.9 GByte DATA LOST (12419712 sectors)

    Chipgenius:
    VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Chip Vendor: micov(???)
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    H2testw after reflash (real 2023 Mb):
    Test finished without errors.

  12. Scam-Victim said

    WARNING: I just bought a 32GB Kingston DataTraveler in Sao Paolo Brazil and the memory chip was missing! The package was perfect — it did not look like it was tampered with at all.

    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

  13. ablaze said

    Hello,

    I am just being scammed by an ebay buyer. I bought 16 GB USB and I got a fake flash usb. I am pasting the chipgenius and H2TestW reports below to better explain the situation.

    CHIP GENIUS:

    Device Name: +[F:]+Périphérique de stockage de masse USB(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 10000000000007C4
    Revision: 2.50

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov(???)
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: USB2.0
    Product Model: Flash Disk

    Tools on Web: http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=72332

    H2TestW:

    Warning: Only 15983 of 15984 MByte tested.
    The media is likely to be defective.
    3.9 GByte OK (8285968 sectors)
    11.6 GByte DATA LOST (24447216 sectors)
    Details:0 KByte overwritten (0 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    11.6 GByte corrupted (24447216 sectors)
    0 KByte aliased memory (0 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x000000000e47e000
    Expected: 0x000000000e47e000
    Found: 0x00ff00ff0effe0ff
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 4.48 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 4.03 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    Now, problem is, when I try to use the software provided by the author of this thread, it shows me Removeable(256MB) in partition. H2TestW report shows that it's around 4 GB usb. I think that I should use another appropriate software to repaire my usb. Can anybody help me in this regard please?

    Cordially.

    • InspectorTech said

      Ablaze,

      Your best bet if you are gentle, is to take the usb flash drive apart – carefully. Check the little square chip, that is the controller chip. Then make a note of the long black chip, that is the storage chip.

      Some times the fake flash programmers do not use a correct vid or pid.

      A shrink to 256MB when the testing software indicated about 4GB is a sign that the reflashing software did not understand the flash drive storage chip properly.

      You will need to try and find the latest software at the Russian site based on the controller chip (vendor). I had problems in the past with flash storage chips not being detected properly – it was corrected when I found a tool in the same controller family that understood and recognized the storage chip.

      What ever you do, make sure to check the manual setting of a software that you download. The ECC must not be open, or you could wreck the controller chip.

      You did not say which software you used, the version of the tool. It is a good idea to paste in the software tool version you used as text. There are three commonly used for this vid pid combination.

  14. Hazor said

    I NEED HELP!

    MY SETTINGS:

    Device Name: +[E:]+USB Mass Storage Device(Generic USB 2.0 USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 0001CFCFCFC5DC70
    Revision: 2.40

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: Ameco
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    I HAVE DOWNLOADED THE ARCHIVE OF THIS POST, BUT THE UDISK TOOLS SHOWS: ERROR: DOWNLOAD SCAN CODE FAILED!

    SORRY FOR MY BAD ENGLISH, I’M BRAZILIAN.

    • InspectorTech said

      Which one did you down load? There are several different softwares that could be used for Ameco.

      You could look at the categories:

      http://fixfakeflash.wordpress.com/category/flash-chip-vendor/ameco/

      and also

      http://fixfakeflash.wordpress.com/category/flash-chip-vendor/micov/

      Micov is for older controllers the vid or pid may be incorrect. Only way to know for sure it to very very gently open the drive. USB controller chip, is the little black one.

      Your english is just fine!

      • Vandre said

        I ALSO NEED HELP! AND I’M ALSO FROM BRAZIL!!

        I CAN’T FIND THE PROGRAM FOR MY Pen Drive Kingston 16 Gb THAT IS/ISN’T FAKE.

        USING CHIP GENIUS V.3.00 I FOUND

        SETTINGS:

        Device Name: +[E:]+USB Mass Storage Device(Udisk Udisk 2.0 USB Device)

        PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
        Serial Number: 0001CFCFCFC5DCC2
        Revision: 2.40

        Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

        Chip Vendor: micov(???)
        Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

        Product Vendor: Udisk
        Product Model: Udisk 2.0

        Tools on Web: http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=72332

        Results of the test using program H2testw v1.4:

        Warning: Only 15983 of 15984 MByte tested.
        The media is likely to be defective.
        183.7 MByte OK (376319 sectors)
        15.4 GByte DATA LOST (32356865 sectors)
        Details:11.5 GByte overwritten (24267649 sectors)
        0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
        3.8 GByte corrupted (8089216 sectors)
        2 KByte aliased memory (4 sectors)
        First error at offset: 0x000000000b7bf800
        Expected: 0x000000000b7bf800
        Found: 0x000000000b7ff000
        H2testw version 1.3
        Writing speed: 18.1 MByte/s
        Reading speed: 17.3 MByte/s

        THANKS

      • ITGuy said

        For Vandre

        Based on the H2testw out the drive if a fake and if based on the size of 183.7 MByte reported by H2testw the memory chip is 256MB with lots of bad blocks and errors. This looks like a substandard chip the the counterfeits have recycled.

        My recommendation is not to repair this chip.

      • Vandre said

        Thanks a lot ITGuy!!

        I’m gonna talk with my seller and get another one.

        Hope you the best, like you have given me!

  15. hossein said

    I have a problem with my 64g kingston flash drive i have downloaded the software but confused about how to use it i don’t know the steps to follow .My flash characteristics are :

    Device Name: ?[F:]?USB Mass Storage Device (USB 2.0 Kingston USB Device)
    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 10000000000006ED
    Revision: 2.50
    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed
    Chip Vendor: micov(???)
    Chip Part-Number: MOT8208
    Product Vendor: USB2.0
    Product Model: Kingston
    fools on Web:tfttp://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=72332

    please help me it’s very urgent …

  16. Jamie said

    Can anyone help? I have been given a flash drive thats partitioned one part normal fat32, the other part CDFS. I’d like to make it one and get rid of the CDFS part.
    ChipGenius has returned the following info

    Device Name: ++[H:][L:]+USB Mass Storage Device(USB Device)(USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 0001CFCFCFC5EF1B
    Revision: 2.40/2.41

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: Ameco
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    So i download the Ameco UDiskTool, from step 1 above
    It see’s the H drive (Which has CDFS) but says ‘Error: Download Scan Code Failed!’
    Anyone have any ideas? Have tried Computer Managment from the Admin Tools in windows (XP)

    • KittyFireFlash said

      Did you check the manual settings and make sure that ECC was not open?

      Also check the vendor category Micov. You may have to use an older software.

      Hopefully you did not use any other reflashing programs beforehand.

      The last possibility is that the controller inside is a much newer revision or that the usb flash drive chip being used for storage is also new and not in the little database that these tools use to decide on how to do the low level reformatting. If this is the case you might have to wait. Please visit the russian site to see all the programs they offer.

      • Jamie said

        Sorry what do you mean by ECC? Error Correcting Code?
        And what manual settings would i need to set up?
        The thing is first time i look at it throught chipgenius it came up with Micov, then couple of weeks later came back to it and it sed Ameco, guessing the database has been updated…?

  17. Juan Nicolas Bernal said

    This worked for me! Thanks to everybody!

    Only works with the beta version MW6208E_8208beta20090302 if you use other or the last version dont work!

    This worked for me!!!! Thanks to everybody!!!!

    http://minsk2.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/MW6208E_8208_1.2.0.2beta_20090302.rar

    CHIP GENIUS:

    Device Name: +[F:]+Périphérique de stockage de masse USB(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 10000000000007C4
    Revision: 2.50

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov(???)
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: USB2.0
    Product Model: Flash Disk

    With CHIP GENIUS:

    Device Name: +[F:]+Périphérique de stockage de masse USB(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 10000000000007C4
    Revision: 2.50

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov(???)
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: USB2.0
    Product Model: Flash Disk

    I test the memory with this script

    cls
    @ECHO OFF
    ECHO. ********************
    ECHO. Fake USB Drive Check
    ECHO. ********************
    ECHO. Test File duplicator
    ECHO. ********************
    ECHO.
    PAUSE
    SET var=1
    :LOOP
    ECHO Creating file No.”%var%”
    set /a var=%var%+1
    COPY Q:\dibujo.bmp Q:\dibujo”%var%”.bmp
    GOTO LOOP

    you can copy a file called dibujo.tmp and copy many times, if the files are copy fine. You had fixed the memory.

    Very Thanks you!!.

    • Randy said

      The best test to confirm that the drive has been repaired is h2testw. If you are going to use a simple file copy test, you should use the DOS file compare command to compare the orginal file with the copies on the flash drive. You will also need to remove and reinsert the flash drive (to clear windows cache) before doing the file compare.

      example comand to compare two files
      fc /B C:\original.bmp q:copy.bmp

  18. Garth said

    Hi

    I have a few doubts. In iFlash.ru it says this is a 8gb flash drive, but I see lots of people with different sizes… who should I trust, what’s the real size of this flash drive?

    I downloaded the software to fix this flash drive, but I got a message ‘bad blocks too much’… what should I do? And one version says it’s a 256mb flash drive. Another version of the same software says it’s a 2gb flash drive.

    So, what’s the real size? And how do I fix it?

  19. InspectorTech said

    To Garth

    You need to test your usb flash drive for it’s true capacity using H2testw 1.4. It indicates the size of flash storage chip used. ChipGenius tells you about the usb controller chip used in the flash drive. To reflash you need to know the controller family to find the right software.

    The Russian site reports what victims have found with their fake. A VID PID is about the controller not the storage chip.

    Reflashing software contains a little database, on flash drive chips. Depending on the version it may or may not recognize the flash storage chip. It is a wrong assumption to think the lastest version of reflashing software contains more information on flash storage chips. Sometimes they drop older chips to be able to add newer ones.

    The only 100% guarantee to be certain on the “real size” of the flash storage chip used, is to open the flash drive. It can be difficult depending on the model. It is also possible to break a usb flash drive in the process. In some cases the bottom half is glued to the bottom casing to make sure it does not wiggle. Often it is the flash drive chip size of the board. So anyone who wants or needs to do this must be very careful and gentle!

    Once you find the rectangular flash chip, you then have to decode the entire serial and search for it on the internet. Most of the time you will find it, but sometimes not. See FlashChip Tutor site to read up on flash chip grading. Many people have found nothing more than hand written marker lettering – very bad sign! So the only true way to be sure of the flash drive chip is to take apart the item, decode the storage chip and then try to search it out. Be aware that manufacturers normally specify in bits, not btyes. If you see “Gb” they are talking bits, if you see “GB” they are talking bytes. 8 bits make a bytes so remember to divide by 8 if they use Gb.

    Back to the reflashing software. In a lot of cases when the chip is recognized, an algorithm is used, an approximation. There are too many chip variations to be 100% precise. Much then depends on the version of software used. It also depends on how it has decided to detect bad sectors and so on. Also nand flash chips do not like to be repeatedly reflashed, ie low level format. It is usually done once in a flash chip’s life time. It has been observed in testing that the more you do low level formats on a chip, the more it shrinks in final capacity, especially when you different softwares or the wrong one for the usb controller. Flash nand chips are a completely different technology, they are not like hard disks.

    The best comparision in true size is to test with H2testw 1.4 and also open the item and decode what the size is.

    It is very important for everyone to understand, that while a usb flash drive “looks” the same, it can have different storage chips used. We’ve see this a lot. Remember they are recycling low capacity chips and factory rejects that should have gone to the furnance.

    This brings up the last point. Trying to restore capacity can be an adventure, it can even be fun. However, any restored itme needs to be retested and never ever trusted. This means you can use it to transport files you have back ups of, or use to play movies or music that you have back ups of. Restored items should never be used to archive or store IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON! Not for one and only files! Ever!

    At some point if we don’t have to continue hunting down and investigating so many fake flash sellers we would like to publish more information on nand flash technology so people will understand it better in simple terms. Such as wear leveling, life span, how data is written, why it is very difficult to recover data compared to a traditional hard disk, why they can in theory be so much faster in access speeds…

  20. Garth said

    InspectorTech, thanks for your excelent answer. I used h2testw, but it says that 0.0GB is ok. Does it mean that the flash drive is defective at all? It’s only a ugly piece of garbage?

    Anyway, I’ll open it again and google the serial.

    Thanks again.

  21. andreeh said

    Device Name: +[B:]+USB Mass Storage Device(Udisk Udisk 2.0 USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 0001CFCFCFC5F70D
    Revision: 2.40

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    Tools on Web: http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=72332

    please any1 know how to solve this…

    • InspectorTech said

      See top of this article for one of the recommended tools. It is a link to a download.

      If it does not work for you, look at the left menu for categories. See Micov and AMECO.

  22. [...] will stop you returning the drive to the seller, which, if possible, is the best course of action. http://fixfakeflash.wordpress.com/20…rive-solution/ has a guide, although there is no gurantee that the device (with the same reported Pid and Vid as [...]

  23. francesco said

    I find these writing on the chipset inside the pendrive

    MW8209
    IPW101581-3
    09HT043D

    while chipgenius repotrs the following.

    Device Name: +[G:]+Periferica di archiviazione di massa USB(Udisk Udisk 2.0 USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 0001CFCFCFC5E08B
    Revision: 2.40

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    Tools on Web: http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=72332

    At the moment UDTOOLS hasn’t the slightest idea what my pendrive can be (reports anything found), so after browsing the site for three hours I’m asking for some help.

    thanks a lot

  24. pepegrillo said

    I want to know yhe model of my memory if its markvision for repair it because its fake it was 2GB and convert to 8GB I think that its hacked, I nees help please

  25. BadMemoryBuyer said

    I was not able to fix 2 16GB, after using UDTOOLS the drive is not readable anymore.

    ChipGenius still works:

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 1000000000000D52
    Revision: 2.40

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    Tried with UdTools1.0.4.6_20081010 and MW6208E_8208量产工具_1.2.0.2beta_20090302

    Same results.

    Any clue??
    Your help is very appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

  26. Nas said

    Thanks for the precious information shared here !!

    I bought Hello Kitty 8GB for my wife, which has a 4GB chip.
    I Guess I am lucky that I can use the half of it at least

    ChipGenius:
    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 1000000000000DF3
    Revision: 2.20

    Chip Vendor: micov(???)
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    After using UdTools1.0.4.6 It came back to normal with 10 bad blocks, which dropped the capacity with about 10 MB.

    Thanks gain !!!

  27. bets said

    i have a pen drive 2gb with 256mb of real memory

    Device Name: +[I:]+USB Mass Storage Device(Generic Flash Disk 2.0 USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 5136 PID = 4678
    Serial Number: 5&&204E8197&&0&&6
    Revision: 2.40

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov(???)
    Chip Part-Number: MW6208

    Product Vendor: Generic
    Product Model: Flash Disk 2.0

    pls what the program?

  28. dave said

    I have vendor 1221 product 3234
    it was claimed to be 16GB, it is indeed 16GB.

    the program, however, does not work.
    Error: Download Scan Code Failed!
    :(

  29. Randy said

    This does not nake sense. If it is indeed 16GB why are you trying to fix? What program are you referring to?

  30. kabum said

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 0000034343430B76
    Revision: 3.00/3.01

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    i have pendrive with secure partition i want delete this partition but i don’t now how sorry for my english

  31. Simon said

    Hey i’ve been ttrying to make udtools 0 4 6 work for me but it gives me an error all the time when i start it up: error: download scan code failed! Anyone knows why?

  32. abouzeid007 said

    Thanks ,
    but it was 8 GB and turned to 245 ,,why ???

    Isn’t another way ??

  33. fares said

    Device Name: ?[J:]?USB Mass Storage Device(Generic Flash Disk 2.0 USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 2000 PID = 2008
    Serial Number: 5&&161D42C1&&0&&2
    Revision: 2.10

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 Full-Speed (USB1.1)

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT6208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    Tools on Web: ?http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=16769

  34. lolo said

    pls help what program for my fake usb kingston datatraveler 150 64gb

    Device Name: +[G:]+USB Mass Storage Device(Udisk Udisk 2.0 USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 0001CFCFCFC5DAFD
    Revision: 2.40

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: Ameco(???)
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: Udisk
    Product Model: Udisk 2.0

    HELP HELP HELP

  35. paul said

    Hi i too am a victim of this fraud and i am trying to reflash my drive

    Results:
    Warning: Only 16384 of 31999 MByte tested.
    The media is likely to be defective.
    3.6 GByte OK (7620774 sectors)
    12.3 GByte DATA LOST (25933658 sectors)
    Details:9.3 GByte overwritten (19687925 sectors)
    155.5 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 311 sectors)
    2.9 GByte corrupted (6245422 sectors)
    60.5 KByte aliased memory (121 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x00000000e7960000
    Expected: 0x00000000e7960000
    Found: 0x00000003fff00000
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 2.28 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 4.47 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    info:
    Device Name: +[G:]+USB Mass Storage Device(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 1000000000000B4B
    Revision: 2.40

    Device Type: Standard USB device –

    Chip Vendor: micov(???)
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: USB2.0
    Product Model: Flash Disk

    Tools on Web: http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=72332

    I have tried many softwares and none of them show my flash drive but it does show up on my computer
    please help if you can.
    kind regards
    paul

  36. Nicolas said

    Hi guys,
    I face the same problems as others. Bought a usb adertised as 128GB.
    Any OS recognizes the flash as ~124GB and i am able to write but not
    read from it. I tested the flash with HW2test and it is fake.
    Below is the report from the chipgenius:

    Device Name: +[E:]+USB Mass Storage Device(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 1000000000000C56
    Revision: 2.40

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    I tried to use the tools suggested on the web but all of them through a Download Scan Code Failed error. So i decided to open up the flash. The flash chip writes the following on it:

    JAPAN
    TY90009000AMGE
    R227020605KAD

    I tried to google those serials with no luck.
    Anyone with the same experience or any idea how to format this kind of flash chip. BTW it is not in the list of the programs i downloaded..(and i have even doubts that such chip is even functional)!!

    Thanks

  37. Richard said

    Device Name: +[E:]+USB Mass Storage Device(Udisk Udisk 2.0 USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 0001CFCFCFC5DAC2
    Revision: 2.40

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 Full-Speed (USB1.1)

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    Tools on Web: http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=72332

    This cannot be tested by H2testw 1.4

    The message is

    Error writing file ‘E:\2.h2w’, offset 0×21300000.
    It is still possible to verify the test data written up to this point.
    ( Code 34)
    Writing speed: 962 KByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    after hours of waiting…..

    This cannot also be tested by

    UdTools1.0.4.5_20080910

    It will say that

    Error: Download scan code failed!

    Help me. This is a shit Fake Transcend 4 GB Flash but when I plug in, the name to pop up is Udisk Udisk 2.0 USB Device.
    So amazing.

    The characteristic of this are:

    1. When u save a .flv and .jpg (as experienced), right after you can play and open them. Minutes later, those files can no longer be played and opened. And if you will try and try and try and try and try and try to open it up, the icon will avatar (i mean change) to folder icon with a chinese name and a strange GREEK file extension. They will show up a date of modification to be Feb. 03, 1979, November 04, 2035, Dec. 25, 2135. So amazing dates.

    Please help me. My God. This is the first time I face this kind of problem.

    Thanks…..

    • ITguy said

      The symptoms are typical for a fake flash drive. The h2testw errors are typically associated with memory errors that result from the use of cheap memory (rejects).

      see articles on this blog about grades of memory.

      The most likely cause of the memory scan failure is that the manufactures tool did not recognize the memory chip.

      To fix this drive you will have to open up the drive, find the part number on the memory chip, search the internet to see if the the memory chip is identical to a chip the tool knows about, or, find a manufacture tool that knows about the memory chip.

      Read this article.

      http://flashchiptech.wordpress.com/2009/09/23/should-you-repair-a-fake-usb-flash-pen-drive/

      • Richard said

        I tried another computer to perform the h2testw test and gave the following result:

        The media is likely to be defective.
        736.5 MByte OK (1508473 sectors)
        3.2 GByte DATA LOST (6749063 sectors)
        Details:3.0 GByte overwritten (6398593 sectors)
        0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
        171.1 MByte corrupted (350470 sectors)
        62 KByte aliased memory (124 sectors)
        First error at offset: 0x000000002e070000
        Expected: 0x000000002e070000
        Found: 0x00000000fbff0000
        H2testw version 1.3
        Writing speed: 1.66 MByte/s
        Reading speed: 5.04 MByte/s
        H2testw v1.4

        Does it mean that the real capacity of my USB Flash Drive is only 736.5 MByte???????

        I found out that the files 1.h2w, 2.h2w, 3.h2w, and 4.h2w can somehow reach to a total of approximately 4 GB. Is there any possibility that the real capacity of my USB is 4 GB?

        What should I make to recover the defective memory?

        It is my pleasure that ITguy made a reply for the solution or some enlightenment to my problem.

      • ITguy said

        The real capacity of your flash drive is not 4GB. 736MB indicates a poor quality 1GB flash chip.

        To repair this drive you are going to have to open it up verify the controller model number and the memory model number and find the correct repair tool.

        The are many articles on this blog on how to repair.

  38. Evgeny S said

    Device Name: +[G:](USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 1000000000001349
    Revision: 2.40

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    OK!!! 16gb -> 2gb. After it I reformat flash to NTFS.
    But my flash was detected only one of last version of program.
    http://forum.flashboot.ru/Files-file-322.html (version Ameco_MW8209_6208E_1.1.1.5_20091015)
    Thank to developers!

  39. Bolo said

    I have another one:

    Device Name: +[G:]+USB Mass Storage Device(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 1000000000000806
    Revision: 2.50

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    Tools on Web: http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=72332

    The media is likely to be defective.
    1.9 GByte OK (4085285 sectors)
    13.6 GByte DATA LOST (28649947 sectors)
    Details:0 KByte overwritten (0 sectors)
    4.2 MByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 8742 sectors)
    13.6 GByte corrupted (28641205 sectors)
    0 KByte aliased memory (0 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x0000000000000e38
    Expected: 0x8dfcde7b9fddd7e1
    Found: 0x8df8de7b9f9dd7e1
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 2.87 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 4.68 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    The chip is recognized by UDTools 1.2.0.2 and 1.2.0.3 but at the end after the reprogramming process I'm getting error: "Failed. please use capacity priority"

    • bpor said

      hey did you manage to find a solution to the error “failed. please use capacity priority”??? since it is giving me the same error.

      thanks

  40. Andao said

    Até hoje não achei um link que direcione para que eu passa fazer a formatção do pendrive:
    Device Name: +[E:]+USB Mass Storage Device(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 100000000000082F
    Revision: 2.20

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    Tools on Web: http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=72332

  41. Paul said

    How do you download files from mydigit as I cant understand the language and Google Translate does not appear to fix this.

    Paul

    • YaInMuS said

      Hi, you need to register, the problem is that you need like a code only already registered members can give, as an invitation code.
      The only posible thing is to find another web like flashboot that dont need to register.

      I am looking for the correct version for my 64 gb that /22 gb real pen drive, ameco and 1221 3234 and MXT8208

  42. soufian mankou said

    Device Name: +[P:]+USB Mass Storage Device(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 100000000000156B
    Revision: 2.50

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: (Ameco)
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: USB2.0
    Product Model: Flash Disk

    Tools on Web: http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=72332

    Can Some One Help Me , I Need Format it !

  43. ITguy said

    Appears this article’s link to the repair tool is not working. The flashroot.ru site has a newer version of the tool AMECO MXT6208/MXT8208 UDiskTools 1.0.4.9 (20081119)

    (Ameco_UdTools(1.0.4.9)_20081119.rar) can be downloaded from

    http://www.flashboot.ru/Files-file-158.html

    http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=ru&u=http://www.flashboot.ru/Files-file-158.html&ei=rBIcS-7FKZTsswOA49D8BA&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CCMQ7gEwBg&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmxt8208%2Bmptool%26hl%3Den

  44. Paul said

    I found that you cant download files from the “flashboot” site using IE8 so I tried Firefox 3.5 which works fine.

    In terms of all the Ameco downloads available to fix MXT8208 none worked for me. Because my drive is enclosed in a steel case I’ve not been able to take it apart to check chips so I’m stuck awaiting for ispiration. As it appears to be only 499MB so its not the end of the world. I’m trying to claim the cost of drive back from Paypal who are delaying refund for some unknown reason.

  45. Hesamifard said

    F1!
    Transcend (JF V30/32GB)

    Device Name: ?[G:]?USB Mass Storage Device(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 5&&1280F5EB&&0&&1
    Revision: 2.10

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov(???)
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: USB2.0
    Product Model: Flash Disk

  46. Knutselsmurf said

    I’ve got a “16GB” fake from global_emart8 (ebay). It’s 2GB according to H2testw. VID = 1221 PID = 3234. The controller is a MW8209, the flashchip (according to the print) a Spectek FBNL63ANAK3PG. This code means it’s a chip from (F) Spectek, (B) NAND, (L) MLC, (63a) generation 63a, (NA) n/a (NA means capacity not available) – (K) x8 configuration, (3) 3.3V, (P) 48ld TSOP-1 Off-center Package Leads OCPL PB free and a (G) single die CE only. Info from Spectek: CE=1, BLKS=2048,PGS=256, BYTES=4320 (http://spectek.com/menus/flash_detail.aspx?memType=MLC%208.0Gb%20thru%2016.0Gb). Pictures (bottom stick): http://tweakers.net/ext/f/LMdlKlQQ1ojQKlxKtq1Kbgmy/full.jpg and http://tweakers.net/ext/f/I0Qb6nXm7FH8CVHqYwWAWLPq/full.jpg.

    The most recent tool available for the controller appears to be Ameco_MW8209_6208E_1.1.1.5_20091015 UdTools. It doesn’t support this flashchip though. I was a bit stubborn and tried to find another chip in the list that might be compatible, I don’t care terribly much about wearing out the chip with some more lowlevel formats anyway.

    ..I didn’t find any compatible chip. After trying to format it as a MT29F16G08CBABA_2GB (..at least the size, blocks and pages seemed to match) UdTools continued far beyond 100% (I saw it reaching 180% and it must have gone some further), a few minutes later I took another look at my laptop and UdTools crashed. Now when I try to format it with UdTools, it says “Error: Download Config Table Failed!”. This error is already shown directly after starting UdTools. ChipGenius can still see the VID and PID though. Linux believes it is a 1.6GB drive but can’t do anything with it.

    I did find that some extra options can be unlocked by going to the Manuf Setting tab in UdTools, clicking “Manual Select” and then pressing ctrl+x and ctrl+c. But I can’t find any option that makes is succeed in downloading the config table (whatever that is). I have a feeling it must be technically possible to just force some settings down the controllers throat or to reset it, but there doesn’t seem to be any option or tool available to do it. I’m thinking maybe (if there really is no software) it could be done by putting some voltage on specific pins of the MW8209. Unfortunately I can’t find a datasheet for it. Help is, obviously, appreciated.

    • ITguy said

      Spectek and Micron chips are basically equivalent flash chips. For example NAND flash chip SpecTek FBNL63A51K3WG-AF equiv. to Micron MT29F4G08MAA).

      The primary difference between chips with identical technical details (CE, block size etc)is the information the chips return in result to a “READ ID” request.

      The spectek results of the READ ID query command (90h) will return values of B5h, 2Ch, or 89h in Byte 0 (manufacture id field)

      Some repair tool packages (rar packages) contain lists of supported chips and their flash ids – you can use this for the basis for your research.

      What the manufacture tools does to determine the nand chip details is do a read id and use this information to lookup detailed information about the chip in a ini file. The device id is a lookup into the ini file. For example the micron mt29f64g08taa has a flash id of 2cd7d53e which can be identified in the ini file as [2cd7d53edd]

      Not sure if this would work for you. You could try and edit the ini file that contains the flash disk configuration info. Basically change the device id key (info within the []) from the micron id string to the spectek string associated with your chip.

      • Knutselsmurf said

        Thanks for the explanation. It appears the stick does not return usable information when the READ ID is requested. UdTools appears to refuse flashing it because of that.

    • supernik_72 said

      Hi Knut! I have the same problem with a 16G(2G)pen drive bought from global_emart…did you solve the problem? I become crazy in these days! Thank you very much…

      • Knutselsmurf said

        Hi Supernik_72! In an attempt to erase the memory chip by force I’ve made a short circuit. In a way I’m glad I did, it was driving me crazy.

        The smartest thing to do is to wait for a new version of UdTools.

      • Digruntled global_emart8 victim said

        I also have the similar item. Real capacity is also 2GB (declared as 16GB) with MW8029 controller inside. Only my flash chip is FBNL63ANAK3WG.

        I have tried Ameco MW8209 6208E 1.1.1.5 20091015 at http://www.flashboot.ru/Files-file-322.html but I can’t seem to have it working.

        If anybody somehow managed to have this fixed, please let us do know on the procedure you did.

    • Digruntled global_emart8 victim said

      I also have the similar item. Real capacity is also 2GB (declared as 16GB) with MW8029 controller inside. Only my flash chip is FBNL63ANAK3WG.

      I have tried Ameco MW8209 6208E 1.1.1.5 20091015 at http://www.flashboot.ru/Files-file-322.html but I can’t seem to have it working.

      If anybody somehow managed to have this problem fixed, please let us do know on the procedure you did especially the tool used and where to download such tool.

    • Chris said

      Hi Knutselsmurf,

      I actually have almost the same 16GB fake USB flash drive as you posted here, bought on eBay from seller mamaseller2009 in one of the final days of his scam. However, I didn’t realize until recently when I tried creating repartitioning the device and the second partition kept getting lost and corrupted did I begin to suspect the device wasn’t actually 2GB.

      In your very helpful post above, you identified all the correct tools and values to fix this device. VID = 1221, PID = 3234, the controller is MW8209 (ChipGenius actually told me that my chip vendor was “micov(???)” and chip part #MXT8208, but inspection of the actual chip is MW8209), my flashchip was covered with glue and couldn’t be read, but I peeled most of the glue off with a razor and was able to read “FBNL63ANAK3″ (I presume the last two letters came off with the glue), H2testW seemed to find inly 1.9G was okay. Your photos, as well, are almost identical to my unit, except the 2nd and 3rd line printed on the controller are different.

      Anyway, I just fixed my USB Flash, and I have to tell you first that the Ameco_MW8209_6208E_1.1.1.5_20091015 UdTools you mentioned does actually support this chip. However, IT DOES NOT WORK ON WINDOWS VISTA OR WINDOWS 7. I tried it first on those, and it saw no supported flash. However, on Windows XP, the USB stick was immediately recognized. You can see the date/time of the last format by right clicking on the bar area, clicking on the channel # button just gave me an “Error reading USB message” (but restarting the app. that didn’t re-appear), and clicking “Start ALL” ran progress through to 100% and then announced FINISHED and my stick actually gained a bad sector but also 1MB in the process. Since I didn’t copy the Serial # or Vendor info into the Manufacturer info on page 2, that has changed now, but who cares?

      Nevertheless, I almost didn’t go through this procedure since there I already knew there is a simpler way to get around this problem—reducing the primary partition size to the actual chip size and leaving the fake capacity unallocated. Since I discovered this problem partially by trying to partition the chip that was my first choice (although I also was having some files on the primary partition go annoyingly corrupt on me too).

      Anyway, my flash is working much faster now and H2testW shows no errors. Thank you very much for sharing your information, because of the striking similarity I was brave enough to go the extra distance and actually click that START ALL button to make the fix the right way.

      SUMMARY: You need to use Windows XP to fix the flash. A security feature in the newer OS’s must be blocking the utility.

  47. cesarvela said

    Hi everyone

    I have bought a 64GB Kingstone DT200 on ebay. The ChipGenius give me this data:

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 1000000000000CF5
    Revision: 2.40

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    Tools on Web: http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=72332

    The h2testw program forgot to copy the data but it said that it was a 4gb. I already trey several Udtool with no luck. So I open the memory and the chip say:

    MW6209
    IPM 131241-3
    TGB*HT9P8

    can anyone help me with this data.

    Thank You

    I downloaded the indicated program and it found the same VID and PID like H2testw. Starting the tool it says under “Manuf Progress” the following error message: “Error: Download Scan Code Failed!”

  48. Knutselsmurf said

    Are you sure it’s an MW6209 and not an MW8209? In case of an MW8209, try Ameco_MW8209_6208E_1.1.1.5_20091015. If that doesn’t work you have to wait, your flashchip (the big chip on the other side of the PCB) is not yet supported.

  49. S said

    Hi,

    i got 40 usb from China, all diffrent capacities. They turned out to be all 1 Gb in real.

    Use Capacity priority in the tool if nocthing helps.

    The Tool is ok, it works properly.

    Bon chance!

  50. lynnduffy said

    It took me a while to find the working link, and then translate it, but as I’m definitely lumbered with two fakes…supposed to be 32B and are in fact 4GB – I kept at it. The tool has recognised them and hopefully will reset them them to 4GB. Could be worse! Have received paypal refund: eBay seller was “overseabridge”

    Here’s the output from ChipGenius:
    Device Name: +[G:]+USB Mass Storage Device(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 10000000000008C5
    Revision: 2.30

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 Full-Speed (USB1.1)

    Chip Vendor: Ameco(???)
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: USB2.0
    Product Model: Flash Disk

    Tools on Web: http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=39918

    Thanks very much for the help and happy new year!

  51. elyes said

    i have this USB hp usb flash drive v125w i think it’s fake
    so it does not work i tried so many thing but nothing and it can’t format this info from it

    PnP Device ID: VID = 2001 PID = 2008
    Serial Number: 5&&2029C769&&0&&8
    Revision: 2.20

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov(???)
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    can any one help me

  52. NMaster said

    I have kingston Datatraveler 32GB 101
    help me recovery my device. thanks!

    H2testw:
    ——————-
    Device Name: +[K:]+USB Mass Storage Device(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)
    Warning: Only 31987 of 31988 MByte tested.
    The media is likely to be defective.
    110.7 MByte OK (226816 sectors)
    31.1 GByte DATA LOST (65282560 sectors)
    Details:4.1 MByte overwritten (8576 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    31.1 GByte corrupted (65273984 sectors)
    4.1 MByte aliased memory (8576 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x00000000056d0000
    Expected: 0x00000000056d0000
    Found: 0xffffffffffffffff
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 3.04 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 4.18 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4
    ——————-

    Chip Genius
    ————————
    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 1000000000000B30
    Revision: 2.40

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

  53. niley said

    Please Help,

    I have Kingstone DtatTraveler 32GB that doesn’t formate. Chip Genius gives me this information

    Device Name: +[E:]+USB Mass Storage Device(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 100000000000094D
    Revision: 2.10

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov(???)
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: USB2.0
    Product Model: Flash Disk

    Please help me with right software.

  54. niley said

    Regardless what software I use, i am getting below error

    Error: Not Find Chip Info! Chips=1 FlashID=80808080-> I do Start All and i get below error
    Error:Bad Blocks too much,Suggest use 8209

    PLEASE HELP

    • Randy said

      You will have to open up the drive and confirm what chips are used in the fake flash drive

      • Niley said

        I opened my Drive and Found below info

        Side One
        =========
        MW6208a
        048081-3
        08HT0916

        Side Two
        =========
        MSV12811ATP
        01-IM-342-06P
        P252-1300612-TWN

      • Randy said

        The only information I found on the internet indicates that the memory chip MSV12811ATP is 128Mbit or 16Mbyte. There are posts on flashboot.ru also asking for solutions for this chip and no indications of any solutions.

        What did h2testw report as memory OK?

        For this small amount of memory it is not worth fixing or looking for solutions.

  55. Luca said

    I bought a 16 GB dongle from China, H2testw gives the following result:

    The media is
    likely to be defective.
    >3.2 GByte OK (6885939 sectors)
    >12.4 GByte DATA LOST
    (26156493 sectors)
    >Details:11.8 GByte overwritten (24931968 sectors)
    >6.5
    KByte slightly changed (597.9 MByte corrupted
    (1224512 sectors)
    >64 KByte aliased memory (128 sectors)
    >First error at
    offset: 0x00000000017b8008
    >Expected: 0x017b8000163c8011
    >Found:
    0x017b8000163c8010
    >H2testw version 1.3
    >Writing speed: 8.57 MByte/s
    >Reading
    speed: 21.5 MByte/s
    >H2testw v1.4

    It seems to be a 4 GB with corrupted sectors.

    Chipgenius gives the following information:

    Device Name: +[G:]+USB Mass Storage Device(Udisk Udisk 2.0 USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 0000000023041C6A
    Revision: 3.00

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    Tools on Web: http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=72332

    I can’t find any sw that is recognising my device, I guess the problem is the revision (3.0).

    Previously I managed to fix devices with rev. 2.4 and 2.5.

    Anybody can help?

    Thanks in advance.

    • ITGuy said

      I would repair a drive that shows a large amount of bad sectors i.e shows 3.2GB OK with a hammer. That is the best thing to do with a flash drive that contains poor quality memory chip.

      If you insist on repairing open the flash drive and confirm the chip models numbers and then look for the software.

  56. Luca said

    Yes I did it! Thanks for your help!

    I opened the stick, finding a MW8219 chip.

    It has been very easy then to find the proper formatting tool in flashboot.ru:

    http://flashboot.ru/files/public/Ameco/Ameco_MW8219_1.5.0.3_20090918.rar

    The memory has been recognised immediately as a 4 GB (MT29F32G08CBAAA_4GB).

    Unfortunately, the memory was badly damaged and only 50%(!) of the sectors has been detected as good. Moreover, I had to format with the option “Scan priority: quality first”, otherwise, after formatting, some sectors were not working, failing the H2testw test.

    H2testw gives now the following result:
    2016 MB
    Test finished without errors.
    You can now delete the test files *.h2w or verify them again.
    Writing speed: 8.44 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 37.3 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    However, better having a 2 GB stick than nothing! For sure I am not going to store in it any important data, just songs for my MP3 player (of which I have the backup, of course!).

    Thanks again for your help!

  57. Luca said

    Another fake usb stick fixed!

    I opened the case, noticed a MW8209 chip, went to flashboot.ru and downloaded the suggested SW:

    Ameco_MW8209_1.1.1.0_090424

    After reflashing, only 2GB were available, better than nothing!

  58. hamilton said

    i have SONY 512 GB ,
    PLEASE ;help me recovery my device. thanks!
    i need it.

    CHIP PART-NUMBER:MXT8208
    CHIP VENDOR: MICOV
    VID:1221 PID:3234
    2.3
    SERIAL:1000000000000537
    THANKS

  59. darius said

    Hi
    Please help me recover a fake 16 GB (leather/metal)
    The media is likely to be defective.
    1.5 GByte OK (3339591 sectors)
    14.3 GByte DATA LOST (30108345 sectors)
    Details:0 KByte overwritten (0 sectors)
    18.3 MByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 37657 sectors)
    14.3 GByte corrupted (30070688 sectors)
    0 KByte aliased memory (0 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x00000000000000a0
    Expected: 0x5ed142aed7b7e0a0
    Found: 0x5e9142aed7b7e0a0
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 2.13 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 4.27 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 100000000000093C
    Revision: 2.40
    MXT8208 MICOV

    thanks

  60. darius said

    hi
    i bought this fake usb flash drive 16 GB

    The test results are :
    The media is likely to be defective.
    1.5 GByte OK (3339591 sectors)
    14.3 GByte DATA LOST (30108345 sectors)
    Details:0 KByte overwritten (0 sectors)
    18.3 MByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 37657 sectors)
    14.3 GByte corrupted (30070688 sectors)
    0 KByte aliased memory (0 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x00000000000000a0
    Expected: 0x5ed142aed7b7e0a0
    Found: 0x5e9142aed7b7e0a0
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 2.13 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 4.27 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 100000000000093C
    Revision: 2.40

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    i tried this programs:
    AMECO MXT6208/MXT8208 UDiskTools 1.0.4.6 (20081010) but doesn't work…
    i received an error: Error download scan code failed.

    Can you help me?

  61. hichem said

    pnp device id:vid=1221 pid=3234
    serial=1000000000001a5d
    reversion=2.20
    chip vendor=micov
    chip part number=mxt8208

  62. John said

    Hi,

    I have almost the same chips: MW8209 and FTNL63BNAK3WG. USB port: vid 1221 pid 3234.

    Warning: Only 31983 of 31984 MByte tested.
    The media is likely to be defective.
    3.7 GByte OK (7849414 sectors)
    27.4 GByte DATA LOST (57651770 sectors)
    Details:1.3 GByte overwritten (2933365 sectors)
    447 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 894 sectors)
    26.0 GByte corrupted (54717511 sectors)
    64 KByte aliased memory (128 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0×0000000000064018
    Expected: 0x107ac20f5265d001
    Found: 0x107ac20f5261d001
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 2.59 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 4.38 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    The USB stick is even not visible in any programs. (also refresh button stay grey)

    What can I do?? Please help!?!

    • InspectorTech said

      Did you visit the russian site to check for tools in the MW8209 family?

      Did you try to use other tools on the flash drive?

  63. Dinesh said

    hi all,

    please find the details from Chip Genius below and help me fix the flash drive:

    Device Name: +[F:]+USB Mass Storage Device(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 1000000000000ED2
    Revision: 2.60

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov(???)
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: USB2.0
    Product Model: Flash Disk

    Tools on Web: http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=72332

    I tried many tools but still no success

    thanks!!

    • InspectorTech said

      You will have to try manual method. Open the flash drive with care and decode the usb controller chip and flash storage chip. Then check the categories here, followed by a visit to the russian site for the best software tools that exist for the usb controller family.

      • Dinesh said

        Hi,

        Got this from the H2testw test. Any clue if the device is repairable?

        Error reading file ‘F:\5.h2w’, offset 0xb00000.
        (The semaphore timeout period has expired. Code 121)
        The media is likely to be defective.
        13.3 MByte OK (27392 sectors)
        3.9 GByte DATA LOST (8383744 sectors)
        Details:0 KByte overwritten (0 sectors)
        0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
        3.9 GByte corrupted (8383744 sectors)
        0 KByte aliased memory (0 sectors)
        First error at offset: 0x0000000000d60000
        Expected: 0x0000000000d60000
        Found: 0xffffffffffffffff
        H2testw version 1.3
        Reading speed: 3.01 MByte/s
        H2testw v1.4

        Thanks!

      • Dinesh said

        Hi,

        Was able to fix the drive from 32 GB to 32 MB using Ameco_MW8209_6208E_1.1.1.5_20091015

        Thanks for your suggestion to open the flash drive. Though the small capacity may not be of any use.

  64. Gregory said

    Hello friends….
    Please Help….
    I have some flash disk which determined fake (using h2testw) and would like to restore it to its real cap.
    I had follow the step above and find out the VID and PID from Chipgenius as below:

    Device Name: +[D:]+USB Mass Storage Device(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 1000000000000983
    Revision: 2.60

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: Ameco(???)
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: USB2.0
    Product Model: Flash Disk

    Tools on Web: http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=39918

    But after I downloaded Ameco_UdTools(1.0.4.9)_20081119, and i start the program, it didnt show anything. How does this tool works, any body helpppppp please..

  65. mehrdad said

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1E3D PID = 2088
    Serial Number: 05195300DAF95F02
    Revision: 5.00

  66. CapnDaccat said

    CHIPGENIUS
    ———-

    Device Name: +[E:]+USB Mass Storage Device(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 10000000000014E1
    Revision: 2.60

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    Tools on Web: http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=72332

    H2TESTW
    ——-

    The media is likely to be defective.
    82.8 MByte OK (169600 sectors)
    31.1 GByte DATA LOST (65331584 sectors)
    Details:0 KByte overwritten (0 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed ( Bad block too much, suggest use 8209 < while trying to format.

  67. minhquang said

    Help me please!
    I have a flash drive Kingston 2G. I think it’s made in China. Now I can’t format it and the capacity is 0 bytes. I downloaded the tool MW but I don’t know exactly how to use it. please help me!

  68. minhquang said

    Help me please!
    I have a flash drive Kingston 2G. I think it’s made in China. Now I can’t format it and the capacity is 0 bytes. I downloaded the tool MW but I don’t know exactly how to use it.
    Here is something from Chipgenius software:
    Device Name: +[H:]+USB Mass Storage Device(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 0000000034A5
    Revision: 2.60

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)
    What should I do?

    • InspectorTech said

      @minhquang

      You will have to open the usb flash drive to decode the usb controller chip and usb flash drive storage chip.

      If H2testw reported the real capacity is 2GB it is probably not worth the effort. Go after a refund for your seller instead.

      • minhquang said

        Thanks so much for your help,InspectorTech but when I used H2testw, there was a warning: “Error accessing target” and I couldn’t do anything to check my USB. What does it mean? What should I do next?My computer still recognizes the USB.

  69. abedlaziz alyoussef said

    Hi
    i want faster help ?!?!?!?!?

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 10000000000031FD
    Revision: 2.10

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    thanks

  70. Philips said

    Help me please!
    I have a flash drive Kingston 240G. I think it’s made in China. I have followed guide to repair it, I downloaded the tool MW6208E_8208����_1.2.0.2beta_20090302.rar but I don’t know exactly how to use it.

    Here is something from Chipgenius software:
    Device Name: +[F:]+USB Mass Storage Device(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 1000000000002A19
    Revision: 2.60

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    Tools on Web: http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=72332

    What should I do?

  71. mostafa kordy said

    i bought 8GB flash but it wark as 524 Mb
    please help me to find the solution

    and that’s the details from CHipGenius

    Device Name: ?[G:]?USB Mass Storage Device(Udisk Udisk 2.0 USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 0001CFCFCFC5D8D2
    Revision: 2.40

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    Tools on Web: ?http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=72332

  72. Gary said

    Hi
    I have just bought 2 x 32G fake drives. I have opened one to see what chip is inside, it is MW6209.
    Is there any way of fixing these drives????

  73. haretamer said

    Hi
    F1!
    Transcend (JF V30/32GB)

    Device Name: ?[G:]?USB Mass Storage Device(Udisk Udisk 2.0 USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 000000002973
    Revision: 2.10

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    Tools on Web: ?http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php

  74. problem formatage
    flash does not accept the format

    Device Name: ?[R:]?Périphérique de stockage de masse USB(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 1000000000000A13
    Revision: 2.60

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: Ameco(???)
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: USB2.0
    Product Model: Flash Disk

  75. NCT said

    Device Name: +[G:]+USB Mass Storage Device(Udisk Udisk 2.0 USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 0000034343430EFA
    Revision: 3.00

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    Tools on Web: http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=72332

  76. InspectorTech said

    You will have to open it, decode the usb flash controller chip and flash storage chip. VID PID make be wrong.

  77. ash20 said

    Device Name= kingstone data travler 16GB
    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number 000000002489
    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: Mw8219

  78. oxygen32 said

    help me please
    Device Name: +[F:]+USB Mass Storage Device(GENERIC USB Mass Storage USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 0C76 PID = 0005
    Serial Number: 5&&2A5219F1&&0&&2
    Revision: 1.00

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: SSS
    Chip Part-Number: SSS6677/SSS6690

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    Tools on Web: http://dl.mydigit.net/special/up/sss.html

  79. notuser1 said

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 100000000000B3B8
    Revision: 2.60

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: Micov(???)
    Chip Part-Number: MW8209

    Product Vendor: USB2.0
    Product Model: Flash Disk

  80. naim said

    Here’s the output from ChipGenius:
    Device Name: +[G:]+USB Mass Storage Device(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 10000000000005AD
    Revision: 2.30

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High Speed (USB1.1)

    Chip Vendor: Ameco(???)

    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: USB2.0

    Product Model: Flash Disk

  81. pablo said

    please help me, I have a problem with a KInGsTON datatraveler 100 G2, Itried to find a sw but i don`t find anuything compatible for this model….

    Device Name: +[I:]+Dispositivo de almacenamiento masivo USB(2250 PRAM USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 13FE PID = 3100
    Serial Number: 5&&1DC986B3&&0&&4
    Revision: 1.00

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: phison???
    Chip Part-Number: unknown

    Product Vendor: 2250
    Product Model: PRAM

    Tools on Web: http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=20620

  82. kay1 said

    please send to me for this flash memorey :;
    Warning: Only 1 of 7984 MByte tested.
    The media is likely to be defective.
    0 KByte OK (0 sectors)
    1 MByte DATA LOST (2048 sectors)
    Details:0 KByte overwritten (0 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    1 MByte corrupted (2048 sectors)
    0 KByte aliased memory (0 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0×0000000000000000
    Expected: 0×0000000000000000
    Found: 0xffffffff0ffffff8
    H2testw version 1.3
    Reading speed: 20.2 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    Device Name: ?[H:]?USB Mass Storage Device(USB2.0 Flash Disk USB Device)

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 10000000000007BB
    Revision: 2.10

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    Tools on Web: ?http://bbs.mydigit.cn/read.php?tid=72332

  83. mm said

    Device Name: ?USB Mass Storage Device

    PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
    Serial Number: 10000000000007E6
    Revision: (Information not returned)

    Device Type: Standard USB device – USB2.0 High-Speed

    Chip Vendor: micov
    Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

    Product Vendor: (N/A)
    Product Model: (N/A)

    Tools on Web: ?http://dl.mydigit.net/special/up/micov.html

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