MXT6208 VID = 2008 PID = 2018 VID = 2000 PID = 2008 Repair Fake Flash Drive Solution
Posted by inspectortech on December 12, 2008
FixFakeFlash – solution MXT6208 controller identified with VID = 2008 PID = 2018 or VID = 2000 PID = 2008, fake flash drives. A total of 9 drives were tested and repaired. Advertised as 8GB, the true capacity varied from 680MB to 1.9GB (formatted). These fake flash drives can be repaired using the following information:
Read About VID PID Repairing Counterfeit Flash Drives – Steps To Succeed before proceeding to solution.
Chip Vendor: micov
Chip Part-Number: MXT6208
PnP Device ID: VID = 2000 PID = 2008
PnP Device ID: VID = 2008 PID = 2018
as reported by chipgenius. All drives tested were the same model. Opening one revealed the controller chip to be MXT6208A.
The recommended tool is UdTools1_0_4_6_20081010. You can google and download from http://forum.flashboot.ru or go directly here.
This version appeared to be more reliable than previous versions of the software including the older MPTools.
Confirm with chipgenius that you have an MXT6208. Write down the VID and PID on paper.
Download AMECO MXT6208/MXT8208 UDiskTools 188.8.131.52 (20081010)
Close your other program that are open.
Launch the program. Go to the manual mode to inspect the VID and PID, if it is different, put in your VID and PID from chipgenius. The settings are often “remembered” from the last person who executed the program.
Do not play with any of the settings. Do not experiment. Do not try to manipulate the partition size or change the disk from removable to local. If you change to local you are likely never to see the drive again (depending on your operating system). The objective is to fix the fake and stick to “auto”.
Click on Apply if you had to change the VID and PID.
On the main tab, under channel you should see a drive letter. On the same line it should tell you how many flash drive chips you have, the model of the flash drive (interesting but not really important) and the flash ID. You can look it up if you like in the documentation that comes with the download. When ready, click on the drive letter and watch the progress of the flash drive being checked and reformatted. You might find it interesting. How long it takes to complete depends on the speed of your usb port (2.0, 1.1) and on your computer. The larger the real size of your flash drive the longer it will take.
If you use the program I mentioned, it should also format the drive for you. A nice plus. Depending on the drive size you should expect the formating to be FAT or FAT32. The program should tell you the final size of the drive once it is done. If it is less then what you expect, understand it is probably due to the number of bad sectors it found.
Once you have reflashed the drive, don’t begin to use it to store data. You have to test that the drive is now good and safe to use. Use the H2testw 1.4 programme. If you don’t have it please read:
H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives
and download the software from the links provided.
If the program reports you have a good drive free of any errors, you have succeeded in restoring your FrankenFlash drive to a real flash drive.
Understand you have repaired a usb flash drive that has been tampered with. If it has passed testing with H2testw 1.4, that is good. Do not use a repaired drive as a long term archive storage device.. You can use it as a transfer drive – to take information from computer 1 to computer 2. You can use it to store MP3 or MP4 files to play. You can use it to store videos to watch.
Not common knowledge is that flash drives have a limited life span – just like hard disks. So many read and write cycles. The more used, the more likely they will fail at some point. Flash drive chips are made of the same materials as RAM chips. They can take heat and a pounding but fakes are usually the rejects and not the highest quality of flash chips. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use it, you should! Get the most out of it and your efforts! Make the counterfeit flash drive do many push ups for the effort you have given to make it a real drive. Just don’t store precious information on it without a back up.
I intend to make my 9 little rescued fakes earn their keep, but I won’t store information on them I don’t have a backup for. Their new job will be to store programs I use to fix sick computers that have to be removed from the internet until they are better. My FrankenFlash is now a fleet of little ambulances.
Solution Provider: KittyFireFlash 20081211
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