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Has anyone purchased an A118-C from Amazon seller CiBest?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/B00VLSC3WS
Does anyone know who makes the parts they use? Are they selling re-branded devices?

The reason I ask is because I bought one from this seller back in May 2016 and originally had bad static on the audio and now its developed into a high pitch beep. The audio is now very faint in the background even at full volume and its ruined by a non stop beeping sound. Not sure whats causing this.

I've tried to do a factory reset, reinstall the original firmware, even tried other A118C firmware. Everytime I playback my video the beeping sound is basically all you hear from audio.

Anyone have any ideas?
 

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At that price, that's most likely from the knock off A118 factory. (where they really cut corners & quality to lower the price)

If you want an A118 check out the newer 2017 A118C2 for higher quality and longer lasting results.
 
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Hmm.. Back in May 2016 I got it on Amazon, listed as New for $69.99. I rather not buy a new one if I can get this replaced. I just wanted to know if CiBest is a knock off or legit.
 

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Hmm.. Back in May 2016 I got it on Amazon, listed as New for $69.99. I rather not buy a new one if I can get this replaced. I just wanted to know if CiBest is a knock off or legit.

when you bought it what logo or branding did it have on the display when first powered on?
 
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when you bought it what logo or branding did it have on the display when first powered on?

It was CiBest branded I believe, with Firmware Version B40.20160311.001
 
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I am going to ask them for a replacement.
 

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Post deleted by me due to irrelevance. My apologies!

Phil
 
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Oops- I"ll go back and delete that. I'm in the middle of yet another an insomnia session and my mind is confusing this thread with another one :rolleyes:

Thanks Jokin ;)
 
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Ok so I got my replacement today, and it looks different than the original...why?

Looks at the lens, the fonts, the slits for venting the heat.









 

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quite a few things different there from what I can see, the box is just a public version that they've added their logo to
 
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