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Broken USB Memory Stick


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#1 leofe

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 11:55 AM

Hi all,

 

I have a USB stick which now cannot be read by any computer. I believe the metal contacts have fallen off the stick (the thin lines of metal that are inside the end of the USB stick) does anyone know of a way I can access my files? Maybe a company who is able to get the files off the stick as there is some important work on there. 

 

This is the USB stick I have: 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-SDCZ71-008G-B35-Cruzer-Force-Flash/dp/B00C9Q2IM6

 

Thanks



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#2 leofe

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 11:58 AM

For reference, the bits that seem to have fallen out are the 4 strips (see left of image below) USB-2.0-vs-3.0-Cables.png



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Posted 03 January 2016 - 12:16 PM

Unless you are an expert in soldering electronics, I would send it to a Professional Data Recovery service. If you are in the UK  here are some companies but I have no experience with them.

 

If you google repairing usb flash drive sandisk you will see some videos describing the process.






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