The board says Arduino Mega on the front and has the Arduino logo and a small 2560 under the Mega
On the back there are some differences in the silk screening from the image on arduino.cc in that the colors are reversed (blue background and white lettering) and it says "Designed in italy" rather than "Made..." and has the same map of Italy in the same position. I don't think I paid a discounted price (about $54 US through an amizon dealer) If this is not the real thing then it would more accurately be called a "regularly priced forgery".
Do you you still have thoughts that it might not be real?
I have attached images of the board just for clerification.
Yep, looks like I got a knock off from Amazon as well. my board looks identical to yours, except in UNO flavor. Worked exactly alike, but I managed to fry the USB controller chip rendering near useless. I Have just found a work around however.
I have this issue on some NANO boards I purchased.
However, my "D13" LED marked "L" on the board is pulsing, like a heartbeat.
Can't get it to be recognized in the IDE. Not sure how to get it to show up in the Port list.
It is important to get the terminology here right.
A "clone" is a copy of an Arduino board which does not claim to be manufactured by Arduino itself. There's nothing wrong with clone boards - other than occasional quality issues.
That board is not a clone, but a "counterfeit" board, that is, a clone which is marketed as an official board.
Regardless, the practical impact (other than being something to fight with the dishonest vendor about) isn't much - most counterfeits work normally, they just deliver the outsized profit (the clone mega2560 is 12 bucks for cheap ones, 20ish for nice ones) to some dishonest manufacturer, instead of the Arduino development team
I have problem on my Arduino Nano board.
"PWR" led is red and "L" led is blinking red.
Can not be recognized in the IDE - problem uploading bord.
You might have a clone with CH340 USB-to-TTL chip; as said in this thread, the red power led indicates that. In that case you have to install the driver if you're using Windows; not checked but I suspect that http://www.wch.cn/download/CH341SER_EXE.html
PS The original question was about the Mega, not a Nano !