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retriving data from a broken USB stick?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Nigel Atkins, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Nigel Atkins

    Nigel Atkins

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    My daughter dropped her laptop and the USB drive got damadged and now it isent recognised anymore, i also tried it in my PC. the light on the stick comes on most of the time and can flicker on and off, i manged to gently remove the plastic cover and nothing appears broken or loose so i`m asuming it could just be a broken joint.

    I did some googling and found a few sites that can retrive the data but thats going to cost around £90, so was wundering if anyone has any advice on getting it fixed or the data recoved at a resonable cost.

    thanks
     
  2. Adam Vaughan

    Adam Vaughan

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    My college tutor told me about the fuses breaking and taking the fuse off and shortening it sometimes works. I youtubed it and found a sandisk cruzer someone had done it too. Hope this helps.

     
  3. Nigel Atkins

    Nigel Atkins

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    thanks Adam, shes taking it to collage tomorrow to see if the IT guy there can help. if not i`ll have a look and see if the board has the same layout as that one in the video.