I will teach you today, how to check if your launch x431 scanner is original.
If you’re looking to purchase a Launch X431 OBD Diagnostic Scanner, make sure you get the genuine Launch X431 Scanner. Only your country’s local Launch Product dealer can sell you an original or authentic Launch X431 Diagnostic Scanner.
We can’t tell if a Launch X431 Scanner is fake or not by looking at it. The only way to confirm authenticity is to see if your Launch X431 Supplier is a Launch X431 Authorized Distributor in your country.
If you are offered the Launch X431 Product, ask for the name of the company. Then, as instructed below, check to see if the company is authorized by LAUNCH.
HOW TO KNOW IF MY LAUNCH X431 SCANNER SUPPLIER IS AUTHORIZED DEALER OF LAUNCH TECH.
Visit the Launch X431 Official Website (for ASIA ONLY). https://mycar.x431.com/
Then in the Upper Right Menu click PARTNER.launch x431- Checking my supplier is authorized by launch x431
Then Click FIND DEALER.Launch X431- Find dealer
* VERITEK INC. claimed to be the AUTHORIZED Dealer of the Launch X431 in the Philippines. Let’s see if it’s true.
* Checking if Veritek is authorized dealer of launch
* By checking the company profile of VERITEK INC. we confirm that they are the AUTHORIZED DEALER of LAUNCH TECH.
* Simply type the company name on the Dealer Search Box.
VERIFY THE COMPANY PROFILE BEFORE BUYING THE LAUNCH X431 SCANNER TO AVOID FUTURE PROBLEM.
BEWARE COUNTERFEIT LAUNCH X431 TOOLS
With the global increase of X-431 scan tool sales, we have found companies dealing with pirated/illegal versions. These companies are selling X-431 illegally and without Launch Tech Co Ltd’s authorization. Furthermore, since the structure and configuration of some units have been altered greatly during the piracy/registration process, these units will not and cannot be updated and serviced by authorized Launch branches and dealers. Future software updates or warranty services may be null and void. Just as important, these units have caused irreparable damage to the vehicles being tested.
We kindly advise all consumers: Please DO NOT purchase pirated/illegal X431 from these companies & websites. You will find that the cost savings up front will soon be overshadowed by the added costs you will incur by having to reconfigure, update, repair or even not using these units. Additionally, we welcome consumers to report those companies and traders who are suspected of selling these pirated/illegal units. Launch Tech Co Ltd reserves all rights to legal action and will enforce these rights to the strictest code of the law.
These are just some of the problems other customers have experienced with counterfeit/illegally imported Launch units:
1. The main chip which stores the serial number information, have been tampered and illegally replaced.
2. The serial number of the diagnostic box has been illegally refreshed, so hardware & software do not match.
3. The PCA of the power board has been replaced with fake ones of inferior quality, which will cause damage to vehicle electronics.
4. The original system language has been illegally changed, to mask which country it was made for.
5. The diagnostic software is purchased through illegal channels, so does not always work as it should. This will cause severe failures on the vehicles it is being used on.
6. The Super 16 connectors were not manufactured by Launch so they do not have correct configuration.
7. Any such products which have been tampered with or are counterfeit, Launch will not offer any warranty, maintenance, or support. These units cannot update from the X431 website either.
8. Any counterfeit products returned to Launch for repairs will be confiscated and destroyed.