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Topic # 136537 30-Nov-2013 17:39
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Hi guys..

 

Quick question here, I went to a concert last night, I'd been planning for this, for months, and I bought myself a 64gb generic MicroSD, from trademe for $56, if you include shipping.

I filmed the entire concert, to the best, of my ability, despite me having bad backache yesterday, and I was sure to get everything down to the finest detail.

It was only when I was on my way home, I thought I'd check out, to see if I had done a good job, and I found out, that all my videos I recorded, had been corrupted, and the were not playable at all.

 

Despite the three main movie files, saying they were 3gb each, and upon closer inspection with a hex editor, most of the bineries were 00 00 00 00 00 00, and there was minimal data.

 

I was able to recover about 6 minutes, of the concert, out of 2 hours, and I thought it wasn't worth my hassle, and I deleted it.

I was extremely devistated, and haven't felt so shaken in a long time.
I don't want a refund, (No money will get my recordings back) all I want is for the people involved in these the distrubution of these fake memory cards, to be held accountable.

What are my options here?

 

Thanks

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  Reply # 943468 30-Nov-2013 18:12
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From trademe?

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Did you have permission to record the concert?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 943473 30-Nov-2013 18:36
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johnr: From trademe?


Where some traders set themselves apart from the others by promising "100% Real Capacity".



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Reply # 943477 30-Nov-2013 18:40
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openmedia: Did you have permission to record the concert?


Don't think the memory card is worried about that

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  Reply # 943478 30-Nov-2013 18:44
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good luck there... at least you got the item

my parents lost $170 from a chinese man from trademe for a tent

they even took him to court and was ordered to refund and he
disappeared again

it was going to cost much more to send a repo man after him

then the lost of $170

also I had a few memory USB pen drives die on me... might use it 3 times put in draw and
wait a year plug it in and get dreaded device error message

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  Reply # 943479 30-Nov-2013 18:50
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interested how you know its fake?

sounds like the devices are seeing it.. is it really like a 16gb rebaggaged? or fooling how big it is to ths OS


was it fat 32? fat32 corrupts more often then ntfs

was it a class 10 or class 4 or class 6..

Ive had a bad run with all sorts of memory cards usb and sd cards


I would of bought a memory card from dx.com free shipping as well and prob heaps cheaper.

did you try to recovery video using the free avidemux.org program?
i assume you ran scandisk on card?

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  Reply # 943483 30-Nov-2013 19:23
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johnr:
openmedia: Did you have permission to record the concert?


Don't think the memory is worried about that


This is a new DRM 'feature' on all SD cards.

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  Reply # 943490 30-Nov-2013 19:54
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kiwigeek1: interested how you know its fake?

sounds like the devices are seeing it.. is it really like a 16gb rebaggaged? or fooling how big it is to ths OS



Most fake cards work exactly like that. They have a minimum memory but the controller reports 32GB or whatever they want to sell... Of course when the OS tries to use it the card just writes over and over and...

I'd NEVER buy a memory card on Trade Me. Actually not much I'd buy on Trade Me these days, period.






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  Reply # 943493 30-Nov-2013 20:02
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freitasm:
I'd NEVER buy a memory card on Trade Me. Actually not much I'd buy on Trade Me these days, period.




This, it's really become a cesspit.

Chances are it's fake, but worth testing with h2testw.

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  Reply # 943494 30-Nov-2013 20:03
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It won't get your videos back but I ordered a genuine SanDisk 64GB microSDHC from Amazon (using the Geekzone affiliate link!) this morning for $51NZ including shipping.

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  Reply # 943500 30-Nov-2013 20:29
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freitasm: I'd NEVER buy a memory card on Trade Me.


Me neither, after hearing of all the horror stories about fake memory cards on there.

I have had good success with other things like LEDs, HDMI cables, electronic components.




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  Reply # 943503 30-Nov-2013 20:33
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scottjpalmer: It won't get your videos back but I ordered a genuine SanDisk 64GB microSDHC from Amazon (using the Geekzone affiliate link!) this morning for $51NZ including shipping.


Thanks! I actually ordered the same one today :)





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  Reply # 943506 30-Nov-2013 20:42
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I make it a habit now to test the full capacity of any flash drive that someone gives me to put "content" onto before doing so as there are so many fakes out there, which people get and have no idea as they are only putting a few docs or pictures on, and when it comes time to get an entire season of something from me it shows its fakeness.




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  Reply # 943516 30-Nov-2013 21:18
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freitasm:
scottjpalmer: It won't get your videos back but I ordered a genuine SanDisk 64GB microSDHC from Amazon (using the Geekzone affiliate link!) this morning for $51NZ including shipping.


Thanks! I actually ordered the same one today :)



Great price! They haven't always allowed shipping SanDisk direct have they? (I used You Shop last time).

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  Reply # 943518 30-Nov-2013 21:20
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scottjpalmer: It won't get your videos back but I ordered a genuine SanDisk 64GB microSDHC from Amazon (using the Geekzone affiliate link!) this morning for $51NZ including shipping.


Nice might go get one myself :)


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