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retriving data from a broken USB stick?

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 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.