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DIY Audio: Counterfeit Parts

Discussion in 'DIY Audio Forum' started by amirm, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. tr1ple6

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    An interesting project to help fight against counterfeit goods
     
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    Sal1950 Major Contributor The Chicago Crusher

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    That's incredible, I would have never guessed such a thing existed.
    I guess Hi End audio isn't the only electronics industry full of charlatans. :eek:
     
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    Terrible...safety concerns -- Danger Will Robinson, Danger! :eek:
     
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    Amir, which brand computer was it the one with that strange transformer?
    Is this common practice, normal, regular operation?

    Is there any reason to be concerned @ all, can we launch a lawsuit, do you know a good attorney, is he fair about his wages and cut, can we win, do we have a solid case, is there a positive for the population, should we call consumer protection association, are we certain that something is amiss, it looks like it, ...

    What brand was this computer? @ least if we don't recourse to action of the laws we can stay away from that brand and tell all their owners what they bought. It looks like an older PC model, which year, and make?

    And why didn't you mention it? It's important to know, very.
     
  5. amirm

    amirm Founder/Admin CFO (Chief Fun Officer) Staff Member

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    It is a from a chinese website that only looked at the power supplies, not computer that they went into. Here it is: http://www.pcpop.com/doc/0/294/294565_all.shtml

    And the original one is from this thread: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/dishonest-chinese-power-supply-'engineering'/?topicseen

    The lesson here is to buy from reputable companies (dell, HP, Apple, Microsoft, etc.). Once you go shopping for parts on ebay and such, all bets are off and there are far, far more offenses than these chokes being empty (that just causes the output to be more noisy).
     
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    DonH56 Addicted to Fun and Learning Technical Expert

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  7. NorthSky

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    OK, then we just don't buy products made in China.
    We stick with USA, Canada, UK, Japan, Germany, Italy, France, and other trustable countries where they treat their workers fairly and humanly.

    Simple, and we become happier.

    We invest @ home, we invest in ourselves, we treat each other well, with respect, with fair salaries for both men and women, we create our own products in a cleaner climate with human dignity. That's the recice for a healthier people living in a happier big family.
     
  8. amirm

    amirm Founder/Admin CFO (Chief Fun Officer) Staff Member

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    China-made is OK if it is under the supervision of western and major Asian companies. By themselves they can still be good but you better know what you are buying.
     
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    Sal1950 Major Contributor The Chicago Crusher

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    $199.95 in 1955 → $1,826.30 in 2017
     
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    Sal1950 Major Contributor The Chicago Crusher

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    That's for a 26" screen, considered a monster at the time, the largest then available.
    Balance that against today's 75 and up LCD's and it's about right.
    Besides the fact that modern video offerings have to be considered a major bargain in light of what your dollar buys today.
     
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    Voltage and capacity both underrated. I wonder if the Rubycon is a fake?
     
  14. amirm

    amirm Founder/Admin CFO (Chief Fun Officer) Staff Member

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    As a minimum it is a used cap given all the scratches on it....
     

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