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#1 (permalink)      2/10/2017 4:09:08 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Fake or Legit?
Hi guys,
I just received this little beast from Fasttech and so far it seems to be working really well.
It's much smaller than I imagined which is a great thing. Compact and efficient!

It looks exactly the same as the pictures from the eleaf website, the packaging is good and I also managed to update the firmware through the USB cable...but....when I tried to enter the security code in the authenticity check on the eleaf website no match is to be found.

Should I be worried about it been a fake? Has it happened to anyone else?
Should I contact Fasttech or the Eleaf team to solve the mistery? Or should I just enjoy this crazy little mod (which to be honest was also dirty cheap) and do not investigate the matter any further?
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the packaging is good and I also managed to update the firmware through the USB cable...



The bold is all I'd be worried about. As long as it updates = most likely legit :)

I hardly ever check authenticity codes. I've had issues with know authentic's just like you did. More likely a glitch with the website.

Congrats, and enjoy. I love the Pico :)

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#3 (permalink)      2/10/2017 4:25:17 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Oh, and have your first kudos on me :D
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#4 (permalink)      2/10/2017 4:38:04 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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It's legit, don't worry about it.

You did enter the full security code I assume? It's not unknown for people to get it wrong :)
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Sossij wrote:

It's legit, don't worry about it.

You did enter the full security code I assume? It's not unknown for people to get it wrong :)



Hi Mate,
Thanks for your answer!

Yes I did enter the full code....it is in a format:
0000 1111
2222 3333
and for some reason they are in different colours (0000=green, 1111=black, 2222=red, 3333=black).

I am actually not too concerned about it as it had happened to be before (about two years ago) that I bought a Defender mod from a vendor and the security code did not work either...and to this day it's still working fine! So it was either legit or such a nicely done clone that it was actually as good as the original.

So I'll just vape and be happy!

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rangermsr wrote:

Oh, and have your first kudos on me :D



Hi Rangermsr!

Thanks for the reinsurance! I have also had the same problem before. So I do not really understand why these Chinese companies have decided to introduce this security code thingy and then don't make sure it works properly...this way you just raise unnecessary doubts in your costumers :)

Anyway...my pico looks great and works absolutely fine. Now my new aim is to try and personalize the logo!

Vape on mate!

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Make sure you don't put any spaces in there, it's all one number. Both of mine authenticated.
#8 (permalink)      2/11/2017 12:48:21 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I have 2 of this sku. Both authentic and working perfectly.

I can confirm mine are from 2 different production batches though. The second one I received was a later production run, of which showed signs of the manufacturer actually improving the quality in later production runs.
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whats the difference? does the fake one use the same chipset?
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It isn't a fake.
#11 (permalink)      3/15/2017 2:23:52 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I received this black and chrome one 3 weeks ago and it checked out fine.
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