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SEE 6 SIGNS YOUR LAPTOP IS FAKE (CHINA) by Youngadvocate: 5:42pm On Sep 05, 2017
The level at which Fake or refurbished Laptops we commonly refer to as “CHINA” or “CHINKO” infiltrate our Technology market is deeply worrisome. Many people are robbed of their hard earned money by this as heartless dealers swindle them because they are not informed enough to distinguish between FAKE and ORIGINAL Laptops.

What Are Their Common Features

Here are the ways you can identify FAKE or Refurbished Laptops. Nevertheless, the features listed below are not exhaustible; you are best advised to identify a trusted dealer.

1. The Keys on their Keyboards are not placed correctly (not in order): Refurbished Laptops usually have their keys function incorrectly. The
pattern or position of Keyboard keys is normally 1234567890 QWERTY UIOP ASDFGHJKL…. The numerical keys (1,2,3,4…) usually have
other key symbols on top of them that can only be realized holding the “SHIFT” keys simultaneously when pressing them. If for instance
key “2” gives anything other than “@” when you press it, then, the system is refurbished. Also, the backlash key with the symbols “\
and|” should follow the key “P,” though the position may vary in computers. If it realizes something different when pressed with “SHIFT”,
pls, the system is refurbished.

2. When the Screen Doesn’t fit perfectly: Original Laptops; both new and “London used” have their screens perfectly aligning with their
frames. If there is gap between the screen and the frame, then the system is refurbished.

3. Every original Laptop should have stickers near the keyboard. The stickers must identify the Processor the computer is using e.g. Intel;
the RAM size or Memory. If after starting the system, a different Processor or OS shows-up other than the one on the sticker then, the
system is fake.

4. When the battery producer name isn’t the same with the producer of the Laptop.

5. Check the back of your Laptop if it has identification, service tag or serial number and then visit the website of the producer to check if
they support such identifications. E.g. My Dell Precision has a Service tag I use on Dell website to get drivers for my system.

6. You can call the Producer if they have your serial number in their Database. If they don’t, then your system is CHINA!

All this notwithstanding, Laptop sellers in Nigeria always find “sharper” ways to sell their fake Laptops. You could fall a victim if you aren’t properly guided or informed. To save yourself from trouble, you need a dealer who has been tested and trusted. Nanish Tech LTD is one of these dealers who have integrity in the business. They deal in original new and USA-used Laptops that you will be certainly delighted to purchase. Aside the ONE YEAR WARRANTY you will get on any Laptop you purchase, they will also, help you install and drive software Applications on any Laptop you buy. For a discount you can contact [b]09054762972 or princedavidobi@gmail.com[/b]

http://igbobia.com/?q=see-6-signs-your-laptop-is-fake-china.html

Lalasticlala, FOD, puskin, naijacutee, Dominique

Re: SEE 6 SIGNS YOUR LAPTOP IS FAKE (CHINA) by Hashimyussufamao(m): 5:46pm On Sep 05, 2017
noted
Re: SEE 6 SIGNS YOUR LAPTOP IS FAKE (CHINA) by Greatzeus(m): 7:51pm On Sep 05, 2017
Funny that every laptop for sale in on Nairaland is UK used. Chai after it has suffered tire for naija grin

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Re: SEE 6 SIGNS YOUR LAPTOP IS FAKE (CHINA) by laxrt: 5:02am On Sep 06, 2017
I don't think anyone should take u serious, you don't even know what a refurbished laptop is. SMH

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Re: SEE 6 SIGNS YOUR LAPTOP IS FAKE (CHINA) by Youngadvocate: 7:57am On Sep 06, 2017
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laxrt:
I don't think anyone should take u serious, you don't even know what a refurbished laptop is. SMH

I definitely know your likes will come here to rant insultingly.

Could you educate us on what refurbished means aside an old rag, with destroyed internal system re-packaged and flown into Nigeria?

Or does any of these countries especially China where badly wounded Laptops are bandaged and called Refurbished, use the so-called refurbished Laptops?

I don't blame you sha, good the sensible ones are calling to make useful inquiries.
Re: SEE 6 SIGNS YOUR LAPTOP IS FAKE (CHINA) by laxrt: 11:23am On Sep 06, 2017
Youngadvocate:

Could you educate us on what refurbished means aside an old rag, with destroyed internal system re-packaged and flown into Nigeria?

Or does any of these countries especially China where badly wounded Laptops are bandaged and called Refurbished, use the so-called refurbished Laptops?
A simple google search will clear this up for you. You don't really seem to want to know though

read and be educated
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refurbishment_(electronics)

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/R/refurbished.html
Re: SEE 6 SIGNS YOUR LAPTOP IS FAKE (CHINA) by Nobody: 11:51am On Sep 06, 2017
Youngadvocate:
The level at which Fake or refurbished Laptops we commonly refer to as “CHINA” or “CHINKO” infiltrate our Technology market is deeply worrisome. Many people are robbed of their hard earned money by this as heartless dealers swindle them because they are not informed enough to distinguish between FAKE and ORIGINAL Laptops.

What Are Their Common Features

Here are the ways you can identify FAKE or Refurbished Laptops. Nevertheless, the features listed below are not exhaustible; you are best advised to identify a trusted dealer.

1. The Keys on their Keyboards are not placed correctly (not in order): Refurbished Laptops usually have their keys function incorrectly. The
pattern or position of Keyboard keys is normally 1234567890 QWERTY UIOP ASDFGHJKL…. The numerical keys (1,2,3,4…) usually have
other key symbols on top of them that can only be realized holding the “SHIFT” keys simultaneously when pressing them. If for instance
key “2” gives anything other than “@” when you press it, then, the system is refurbished. Also, the backlash key with the symbols “\
and|” should follow the key “P,” though the position may vary in computers. If it realizes something different when pressed with “SHIFT”,
pls, the system is refurbished.

2. When the Screen Doesn’t fit perfectly: Original Laptops; both new and “London used” have their screens perfectly aligning with their
frames. If there is gap between the screen and the frame, then the system is refurbished.

3. Every original Laptop should have stickers near the keyboard. The stickers must identify the Processor the computer is using e.g. Intel;
the RAM size or Memory. If after starting the system, a different Processor or OS shows-up other than the one on the sticker then, the
system is fake.

4. When the battery producer name isn’t the same with the producer of the Laptop.

5. Check the back of your Laptop if it has identification, service tag or serial number and then visit the website of the producer to check if
they support such identifications. E.g. My Dell Precision has a Service tag I use on Dell website to get drivers for my system.

6. You can call the Producer if they have your serial number in their Database. If they don’t, then your system is CHINA!

All this notwithstanding, Laptop sellers in Nigeria always find “sharper” ways to sell their fake Laptops. You could fall a victim if you aren’t properly guided or informed. To save yourself from trouble, you need a dealer who has been tested and trusted. Nanish Tech LTD is one of these dealers who have integrity in the business. They deal in original new and USA-used Laptops that you will be certainly delighted to purchase. Aside the ONE YEAR WARRANTY you will get on any Laptop you purchase, they will also, help you install and drive software Applications on any Laptop you buy. For a discount you can contact 0905476297 or princedavidobi@gmail.com

http://igbobia.com/?q=see-6-signs-your-laptop-is-fake-china.html

Lalasticlala, FOD, puskin, naijacutee, Dominique

Do you have laptops for sale
Re: SEE 6 SIGNS YOUR LAPTOP IS FAKE (CHINA) by Youngadvocate: 12:21pm On Sep 06, 2017
Alexugoji:

Do you have laptops for sale

Yes, enough quality
Re: SEE 6 SIGNS YOUR LAPTOP IS FAKE (CHINA) by Youngadvocate: 9:34pm On Sep 06, 2017
09054762972. Please, I have corrected the numbers for those of you who sent me mail.

Thank ypu
Re: SEE 6 SIGNS YOUR LAPTOP IS FAKE (CHINA) by udemzyudex(m): 12:25am On Sep 07, 2017
laxrt:
I don't think anyone should take u serious, you don't even know what a refurbished laptop is. SMH


LOL.. The post is funny.
Re: SEE 6 SIGNS YOUR LAPTOP IS FAKE (CHINA) by Nobody: 1:04am On Sep 07, 2017
Youngadvocate:


Yes, enough quality
Sure please drop your number let me reach you on whatsapp
Re: SEE 6 SIGNS YOUR LAPTOP IS FAKE (CHINA) by Youngadvocate: 3:29am On Sep 07, 2017
Alexugoji:

Sure please drop your number let me reach you on whatsapp

09054762972
Re: SEE 6 SIGNS YOUR LAPTOP IS FAKE (CHINA) by ComingThrough: 2:53pm On Sep 07, 2017
Your keyboard theory doesn't hold water though. Keyboard layout vary from country to country, especially as regards your Shift+2 theory. There are modern keyboard layouts that actually have the @ as a stand alone key. My2cents

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Re: SEE 6 SIGNS YOUR LAPTOP IS FAKE (CHINA) by dragnet: 4:47pm On Sep 07, 2017
95% of what is written up there is rubbish.

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Re: SEE 6 SIGNS YOUR LAPTOP IS FAKE (CHINA) by dragnet: 4:50pm On Sep 07, 2017
just because everyone wants to write something about "10 ways to write rubbish..."

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Re: SEE 6 SIGNS YOUR LAPTOP IS FAKE (CHINA) by Youngadvocate: 4:52pm On Sep 07, 2017
dragnet:
95% of what is written up there is rubbish.

Thanks a lot
Re: SEE 6 SIGNS YOUR LAPTOP IS FAKE (CHINA) by dragnet: 4:54pm On Sep 07, 2017
ComingThrough:
Your keyboard theory doesn't hold water though. Keyboard layout vary from country to country, especially as regards your Shift+2 theory. There are modern keyboard layouts that actually have the @ as a stand alone key. My2cents
Thanks, maybe he'll get enlightened.
imagine his litmus test for a good keyboard is shift+2 ?!
Sounds like some once upon a time "cyber cafe guru", the "refresh" crew grin

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Re: SEE 6 SIGNS YOUR LAPTOP IS FAKE (CHINA) by dragnet: 4:56pm On Sep 07, 2017
No. 3,... not every original laptop comes with a sticker, most freedos don't, so does that mean they are China?

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Re: SEE 6 SIGNS YOUR LAPTOP IS FAKE (CHINA) by Youngadvocate: 5:15pm On Sep 07, 2017
ComingThrough:
Your keyboard theory doesn't hold water though. Keyboard layout vary from country to country, especially as regards your Shift+2 theory. There are modern keyboard layouts that actually have the @ as a stand alone key. My2cents

I wonder if you read the article with comprehension.

I was not talking about the symbols but functionality. And I gave you example on that. I said in the article that Keyboard keys could be arranged differently depending on the Laptop but the functionality sticks. For instance, if the key "2" has the "@" symbol on top of it but when you press it holding down SHIFT it gives this " instead of @ then the truth is the system has been tampered with.

It is just that.

I have been in the market for over 5 years and I understand perfectly well the functionalities. Not every functional Laptop is good. I will take you to some places in Computer village, what you will see will surprise you.

If you say I speak gibberish then it is fine.
Re: SEE 6 SIGNS YOUR LAPTOP IS FAKE (CHINA) by Youngadvocate: 5:27pm On Sep 07, 2017
dragnet:
No. 3,... not every original laptop comes with a sticker, most freedos don't, so does that mean they are China?

It is either the sticker is pealed off or the configurations are just included in the manual. In both cases, someone with experience in Laptops will ask you for the sticker or ensure the manual is included in the pack of the Laptop. It gives more credence making sure the configurations on the sticker and or the Manual match with what the system has inside. After that, one should also, look up the same configurations on the company site with the serial number.

Bro, a lot happens in the market I bet you that. Guys are doing alot to make it in Naija. Unless you have someone to help you import directly from Yankee or a reliable dealer here in Naija, one needs to apply caution when buying Laptops especially. Again, a lot happens. Any friend or relative at the computer village who knows will tell you whats up.

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