FixFakeFlash Notice Board
Posted by inspectortech on August 1, 2010
The FrankenFlash Project’s IT team has been studying the reprogramming of memory chips for some time. Testing flash memory chips for the real size is very important, read the new article: Fake Memory Testing – InspectorTech’s Advice.
Before considering a repair, you should read this article first: Should You Repair A Fake USB Flash (Pen) Drive? It is based on what we have learned about the reprogramming and reviewing the experiences of those who have repaired or attempted to repair false capacity memory chips at our sites. Then come back to this site, review the FAQ! before you begin.
Things are really heating up in the FrankenFlash Project. Currently the teams are going through a reorganization. The Fight against fake memory is exhausting. Did you buy your fake on eBay? If so, don’t just use this site to repair your item – report your seller to SOSFakeFlash ! It is important to warn other people and to make sure the seller is added to their lists.
We are looking for new solutions to fixing fake flash memory items. Please send in your solutions to SOSFakeFlashDrive@gmail.com . We need your Vid and Pid information. There are a lot of desperate people out there that need help!.
Our team along with TechChips, are very concerned about repairing fake flash memory. The issue is, how much damage has occurred because the flash memory storage chip was reprogrammed to lie about real capacity. We need to study this more. Repair does not mean “good as new” – you better understand this! Too many of the flash memory chips used in fakes are substandard! Okay, so you lost money and are trying to make the best of the situation. Just don’t use the repaired stuff to store files and information you do not have somewhere else.
If you download software to repair, make sure to do an inspection of manual settings for the tool. Most keep the setting of the last user. Make sure ECC is not OPEN!
Flash memory cards, they are the hardest to repair. Success is mixed. The horrible true is, memory cards are the hardest of all to repair! If photo memories mean a lot to you, do not try to repair the card. Go after the seller instead.
The new site, FakeMemorySentinel has memory validation links. The best way to repair is to take the item apart carefully. Then using the usb flash chip controller information and flash storage chip, find the right tool to restore. The more you experiment with the wrong tools, the greater the possibility you will damage the flash storage chip. The best method is manual inspection, take the item apart, but be careful and gentle.
Never skip our FAQ if you are trying to repair. To succeed you need to understand what you need to do and what you are facing!