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Unbrick FT232 counterfeit chip

Posted on Friday, February 6th, 2015 in Chips, how-to by DP

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j3tstream writes:

Like many people, i buy, time to time, some chips or shield from Chinese (dx, aliexpress, ebay) vendors, unfortunately my FTDI FT232 breakout was a fake chip, here he is a interesting thread about that.
Jordi Binefa , (thank, you made my day), describe a quickly and easy method to recover a bricked chip, you need have Linux, you can use a live cd/usb instead installed version if you prefer. run terminal, then

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4 Responses to “Unbrick FT232 counterfeit chip”

  1. tr3sp says:

    then what

  2. Stephan Buchholz says:

    here’s a link to the info

    http://binefa.cat/blog/?p=80

  3. Wes says:

    There is also a windows utility from FTDI that you can use to reprogram the PID.

  4. Hi
    I bought a couple of this fake board, what we see above.
    Since I use win 10 and I install an older driver you get via RS232 the message, that is not
    an genuine chip.
    My question.
    What about the FT232 boards they offer by ebay, to they have a FTDI genuine Chip.

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