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Coxy
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Posted: 2005-12-01 21:53
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Well here i have two memory sticks. They are both 2GB. One i have been using in my PSP for not even two weeks. Already the casing is splitting and the lettering is coming off. Also it seems a very tight fit in both my phone (k750) and the psp. The memory stick i have been using is from a UK seller.
I have not opened the other memory stick as it is not mine. Though this memory stick came from Hong Kong.
Now i know you must be thinking the Hong Kong one is fake but i think it is the other way around. I have taken many pictures to try and show you.

the one on the left is from Hong Kong


again the one on the left is the Hong Kong one. writing is bolder


the one above is the UK one, in the packaging is the Hong Kong one. Notice the wearing on the UK one?


here you can see the fading and splitting


UK one


the one on top is the Hong Kong one. notice the bolder colours and the different icons?


again the one on top is the Hong Kong one


here is a picture of the Hong Kong one's Sony sticker


and the one from the UK


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Posted: 2005-12-01 21:59
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to be honest, I have no idea, but I did recall a similar thread which may or may not add some info for you so take a read there

Fake Memory Sticks ?
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Posted: 2005-12-01 22:02
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If it works its not? [addsig]
Coxy
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Posted: 2005-12-01 22:04
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Yes it works, but that doesnt mean it is fake does it?
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Posted: 2005-12-01 23:39
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if it works ... its good? [addsig]
Coxy
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Posted: 2005-12-01 23:40
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still dont get ya. whatever.
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Coxy
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Posted: 2005-12-01 23:52
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Decided to take out the Hong Kong memory stick to see if there was a difference. Firstly i noticed the one from Hong Kong has stickers in the pack for labels, the UK one didnt. Also the Hong Kong one looks almost like the lettering is on a sticker, but not a sticker in the way that you can feel an edge. Also in the PSP it fits, and it isnt a tight fit. Finally all the lettering seems to be a lot further to the right than on the UK one.

Could anyone with a 1gb high speed card tell me if their "real" sony card has a sort of sticker on or not? Thanks

again the one on the left is the Hong Kong one. you can just make out the sort of label/sticker i taking about.


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Posted: 2005-12-02 03:48
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hmmm

to sum up what i learned about real and fake, the real ones have the text on the back engraved instead of just printed on. secondly, the package is stuck together better than the 6 glue spots. from the looks of it, they look fake to me.

this will help a lot, read this thread about it
i just read it myself today
http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=224382
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Posted: 2005-12-02 09:09
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I dont think they r fake.There are only 2 or 3 manufacturers that produce the MSDP sticks: SONY,SANDISK(also producing the same sticks on which Sony puts its name-they r the same) and I guess Lexar but not sure about this 1.So they r produced in different locations with various materials so its normal to have diff'rences.As long as it works why worry?U might take into consideration that u have too much free time on ur hands.I wish I could notice this sort of stuff:)

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Posted: 2005-12-02 10:18
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I mean, it doesnt look fake? Its probably just an HK version. If youre worried take it back, if you can. If you cant, and it works live with it? [addsig]
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Posted: 2005-12-02 10:28
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So are you guys saying these are basically different versions? Well i dont think Sony would make different versions. Anyway its going back today and a full refund is heading my way! The guy also told me it was infact from a Hong Kong supplier.

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optiplex
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Posted: 2005-12-02 11:26
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As some ppl say it could be a different manufacturer, however I really don’t know about that. Who knows?, with all sorts of counterfeit products coming out it each day this might well be another fake. That holographic sticker and the rest of the things look a bit suspicious.

Well…. it will work for now but if it is really a fake then it won’t for long. I mean after all, even the fakes ones have to work at least for a while right ? cos otherwise they cant sell if they don’t work at all. If you can get it changed then I suggest you do that. I could be wrong here, but why take the risk ?

JwY
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Posted: 2005-12-03 17:30
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did you guys even look at my link?
there are fakes going around.
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S4k1s
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Posted: 2005-12-03 20:31
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did u get any adapters with the cards?
S4k1s
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Posted: 2005-12-03 20:46
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also can u take a picture of the back of the cards zoomed @the text?

I looked thru the threads posted here .. and by the looks of it .. both your MSPD cards are fake ... at least the UK one looks really fake

a guy posted in a thread
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they are not durable at all.. when mine came.. it worked completely fine for the first 2 days.. then.. all the text at the back starts to come off.. and the card occasionally doesn' read on the PSP and hangs right in the middle of the movie.. and i had to rub it w/ fingers and putting it in and out MANY times before it works again.. then.. after 2 days.. it just completely died#



[ This Message was edited by: S4k1s on 2005-12-03 19:49 ]
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