Hi. Last summer I had noticed on a Sunday that my flash drive took a few more seconds than usual to load. On Monday, it took even longer. I said to myself, "I'd better make a copy soon". On Tuesday, it took even longer. On Wednesday, it wouldn't load. Of course, I didn't act on my warnings soon enough. After repeated attempts and an exhaustive internet search (and this will be helpful news to others with the same issue), I located a web page where someone explained that the wiring of the drive is having trouble making contact. Stick the drive in and out of the port repeatedly for like an hour until you see it load. So now it's Wednesday night, and I did just that. In the 55th minute, it loaded, and I excitedly proceeded to copy everything. You can imagine the relief! Take note!!
So now, a year later, some of that copied data is a little corrupted. I would like to access the non-communicating flash drive again, and the in and out trick no longer works. The data, of course, is there. I understand that the flash drive can be opened and the wiring very carefully soldered. I would not want to attempt this myself and chance making things worse. I've soldered wires, but nothing this intricate. I'd rather have it done by someone who has done it before. The question I have is, where do I bring it? Who does flash drive repair? Of course, I would also welcome remedy possibilities from others who have experienced this.
Thanks so much!