Ross-Tech Cable HEX-V2 FAKE???

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Right I’m new to all this Ross-Tech Business & bought a cable of EBay which cost me £220 would like to know if it’s a fake? It’s got written on the dongle HEX-V2 DUAL-K & CAN USB Interface for VCDS H10-000000 Assembled by: WWW.Ross-Tech.com. Also written on the rear as Car Diag Info: wiki.Ross.Tech.com

Support Forum:
Forums.Ross-Tech.

As a sticker on the side of it saying WARRANTY PROTECTION
DO NOT REMOVE & A NUMBER 034250 EBAY ITEM 192422943842

Any help would be much Appreciated
 
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If you make an autoscan and mention the serial number, it is probably possible for the ross tech people to verify it being genuine (or not).
 
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I seen HEX V2 on alli**** for a short time , hard to say if is HEX CAN with V2 cover or not.
Post s/n , so they can see how many "bothers and sisters" it have ;)
 
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It's not V2. It's regular hex-can clone shit.

Throw in garbage and start a ebay case with seller.
 
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I guess the seller should be clear about what kind of VIN configuration you´re buying, since there are different offers from RossTech?
 
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It’s got written on the dongle HEX-V2 DUAL-K & CAN USB Interface for VCDS H10-000000
Definitely Fake.

Additional checks (just to convince yourself):

Plug it in. Do [Options] -> [Test]. What does VCDS identify the interface as? A real HEX-V2 identifies as follows:



Note: "Type: HEX-V2", CB and FW versions, and the last line with VBat and VIgn voltages.

Also: Feel free to post the serial number that VCDS shows on the About screen.

-Uwe-
 
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Don't worry. Just plug in car and all will be fine. ;)

 
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Turns out I just bought a fake too... :banghead: Some people truly suck.

It was advertised as a Hex-V2. Seller will not take it back, nor will he acknowledge that these go for 25$ new. I paid $100 for it and it was said to have 1 VIN used.

My plan was to use it on my current VW and then add more VINs and sell it, or keep it until I did not need it anymore.

Just goes to show you, gotta be careful.

And if you want a fake, then buy a fake. If you want the real one, buy from a distributor or someone you actually know and trust.

So what is the best thing to do with one such fake?
 
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This always worries me. I've accepted it as the norm - but why 'Questionable'?
Because it had no power on the car side at that point. So it's "questionable" whether it's capable of communicating in that state. :)

-Uwe-
 
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Turns out I just bought a fake too... :banghead: Some people truly suck.

It was advertised as a Hex-V2. Seller will not take it back, nor will he acknowledge that these go for 25$ new. I paid $100 for it and it was said to have 1 VIN used.

My plan was to use it on my current VW and then add more VINs and sell it, or keep it until I did not need it anymore.

Just goes to show you, gotta be careful.

And if you want a fake, then buy a fake. If you want the real one, buy from a distributor or someone you actually know and trust.

So what is the best thing to do with one such fake?
If you buy it on ebay , you can get it back your money if you make a complain to ebay, Just tell them he sold you CLONE /PIRATE product.
 
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Sorry to hijack this thread, but I too have just realised I have bought a counterfeit cable.

I bought what I believed to be a genuine Hex-V2 cable on eBay for £240. I had an issue with the cable so I decided to do some research.

I then came across this thread. The cable looks all genuine like you would expect.

The seller is playing hard ball and is trying to offer a partial refund (£120) and he'll even let me keep the cable... Ha! Joker.

The thing is, i didn't even realize this was a fake cable at first as I was able to use the official software downloaded from your website.

I'm guessing he has some how cloned a genuine key? Is there a way to blacklist this key from your software?
 
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i'm not an expert, but if one somehow successfully copied both the chip and its content, it will appear as if it were original.
hope you'll get a full refund, a cloned cable isn't worth a since pence and these sellers should not be rewarded. he's probably still making a huge profit.
it's the R&D and service work that's most expensive (ross tech has an office full of full-time employees), the costs of the cable in terms of manufacturing is only a small part.
that's why the intellectual property is so important...
 
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it's the R&D and service work that's most expensive (ross tech has an office full of full-time employees), the costs of the cable in terms of manufacturing is only a small part.
that's why the intellectual property is so important...
And it's nothing like the Movies, where some morally-corrupt, but good looking weirdo gets paid shit loads of money to prance around acting the fool. Pretty sure Uwe doesn't make US$8,000,000 per unit :D

I think there is sometimes a bit of "acting the fool" at Ross-Tech HQ though ;)
 
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