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SanDisk/Cruzer 4gb zpi drive problem


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#1 JLehde

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 09:14 AM

I have a SanDisk/cruzer junk driver that has a cracked case. It still lights up when I put it in my computer, but then a message comes up and states a I/O device error. Is there anything I can do to get the info off the drive?

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#2 rigacci

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 12:14 PM

You might try a different computer but once those things go bad it is very hard to bring them back to life. :huh:

I have a Memorex Travel Drive (512MB) that just stopped working. Now nothing recognizes it. B)

Moral of story is "Keep Backups on your computer of Whatever is on Your Flashdrive!" :thumbsup:


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Posted 13 March 2009 - 01:20 PM

This is off-the-wall and a big if, it all depends on the damage inside.
If it's just contacts that are keeping it from working you might be able to use some sort of clamping device to gently close the edges of the crack together and possibly restore the contact enough to retrieve the data
I doubt it will work but I'd try it before flushing it down the toilet

Edited by garmanma, 13 March 2009 - 01:22 PM.

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