Hi guys out there
I have done a investigation on MP3 Players sold through ebay sellers. This was really a adventure. NOW the players are not only hacked, the new scam method is to build in the player FAKE brand chips. The advertisement is for example Samsung chip and radio chip Philips inside but reality is brutal if you open the player the brand is build on the chips including the digits on top of the chips. But this is NOT a original HYNIX/SAMSUNG or even a action CHIP it is all rubbish material FAKE Chinese plagiary. Like Nike or anything else. That is the reason why we have so often problems with firmware crashing. The firmware is maybe working right, but the chips are trash material and not more. So the Chinese can make FAKE SMD and put Original electronic brands on top. My suggestion don,,t buy any MP3 player on ebay anymore sooner or later the bargain can become a nightmare. Even Chinese brands like ACTION/electronic are a FAKE. If you see the ACTION chip 7515 inside a player it is often a trash rubbish FAKE SMD from other Chinese. what a betray. On top of this betray the chinese use simple software to manipulate the capacity of the chips. Just one mouse click on the soft and the wished memory capacity appears in winXP if you plug to usb. It was amazing for me to see the Software working. The soft can manipulate any chip that is sold on the market. The soft write the FAKE capacity in the bios.
Even if you copy MP3 files on your beloved Player the names and file capacity will be shown on the player to you but there are no data in the player. If you look to WinXP it shows the right capacity. If you want Play your loved songs in your MP3 player a error will appear.
Now you understand maybe a little more the problems that we have with this rubbish MP Players. Here a example for brand misuse.
Thanks, hopefully it helps you.