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« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2014, 09:25:03 AM »

Set the PID back to 6001 using linux, disable windows update for drivers, delete the bad ftdi drivers using pnputil, install the good ftdi drivers, your lead will work again Smiley

really, do ALL blue leads have fake chips? Shame, I like my blue lead!

Price for blue cable and original FTDI is the same  Wink

This method doesnt work in 100% cases, but you can compare "FTDI" label on the chip. Original printing is deeper and made by laser.
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« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2014, 09:27:13 AM »

The concern is that I dont know which leads have genuine chips in and which ones dont. Obviously I'd rather buy genuine given the choice, but how do you tell from an ebay ad?

I know that you can tell the difference by looking at the chips, but the one in my lead is so small you can barely see the writing - do you use a magnifying glass or something?
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« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2014, 03:06:08 PM »

No, its easy to see difference without any glasses etc...
I dont know how to explain... ori label is engraved. Fake label is printed. You can see it on the photo.
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« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2014, 03:07:40 PM »

By the way I'm using fake FTDI for some months and everything is fine) I think even some fake chips work with new driver.
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« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2015, 06:06:09 AM »

I wonder if there is a list of common tuning devices that will be killed by these drivers? I don't own a lot of clone stuff but it would be worthwhile to know if your galetto or mpps cable will be killed by this update.
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« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2015, 03:47:19 PM »

It's fairly trial and error, but the problem seems to have gone away with later drivers. I would assume that most fake ('clone') cables and most blue kkl leads use fake chips
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« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2016, 11:32:25 PM »

again...


http://www.eevblog.com/forum/microcontrollers/ftdi-gate-2-0/
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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2016, 09:25:29 PM »

There's a simpler way. Download 2.10 the old unsupported version worked for me.
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« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2016, 11:38:12 AM »

There's a simpler way. Download 2.10 the old unsupported version worked for me.

Doesnt work if your cable has been bricked, because the old unsupported drivers wont recognise it as a FTDI cable.
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« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2016, 08:15:17 AM »

Ah I see, luckily mine didn't brick. It just froze up and I repeatedly tried installing old drivers and it randomly worked. Ill consider my self lucky this time.
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« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2016, 08:46:14 AM »

here , possible solution... are you guys usb or serial?

Download 2.10.0.0 drivers here: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/CDM/CDM v2.10.00 WHQL Certified.zip
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