Originally Posted by bnio
Actually yes they should know because the cables has been modified inside by them then glued shut with CA glue to keep you out.
You miss my point entirely. The chip may be visually identical to the correct chip to the naked eye, but in reality be a blacktopped IC from god knows where. Low margin, ebay vendors selling knockoffs are very vulnerable to this. This kind of counterfit items are a huge problem in the IC industry right now.