First of all - can you take a picture of both your USB port and the Flash Drive? Can you tell me the model of your PC/Lapotop? Are you sure that this is indeed a USB drive and not Mini-USB or other connector type? Also make sure that the port you're trying to plug it in is not Ethernet (RJ-45) or HDMI port. If you look carefully they should be labeled to help you confirm this. I will be waiting for your response and pictures and will be able to further help. Citizen_WD
Don't have a camera but I can answer some of you questions. The Laptop is a Toshiba Satallite l305-s5944, Vista Home Basic (Don't know how much longer that will be true because it's been giving me a lot of hell lately and I might have to replace it soon) It is definitely not a Mini-USB, it seems to be slightly bigger than a normal Flash Drive. It should be a USB port because it's the same one I've plugged all my other 6 Flash drives into (Those are mostly full though)
Sounds to me that it's a monolithic flash drive (all built into a single chip which fits just in the tip of it). Probably the chip just came loose and is blocking the opening. Try pushing it back down into place using a small blade. Not in, but back down where it should lay.
No, it's solid, infact the edges of the black part protrude a tiny bit from the metal part. The metal part doesn't end evenly anyway, one side sticks out farther than the other. The best I can do is get it to wiggle a bit. As a matter of fact the more I look at it the more I'm starting to think it's put together backwards. (It's one of those that sticks out all the time and jut has a cap to put on it, I think they have the wrong end sticking out.)