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Problems with a USB Flash Drive!

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by lecsiy, May 29, 2007.

  1. lecsiy

    lecsiy Regular member

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    Hey,

    I've been given a faulty usb drive in need of some attention. Basically it contains my friends essays for her universirty course.
    I do not need the drive to be fixed as such just need it to recover the data. I have opened it up and have resoldered all the points to guarantee a connection. I have used a magnifiying glass and can 100% assure you that there is connection.
    When you plug the USB drive into a computer the red light on the usb stick lights up however nothing happens on the computer. Im really stumped for ideas. Im willing to try anything. I also have a spare working usb drive ready to take apart for spares!

    Any help would be soo much appreciated!

    Thanks

    Lecsiy
     
  2. Indochine

    Indochine Regular member

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    Resoldered all the joints to guarantee a (thermal) connection to a cooked flash RAM chip...

    Probably the flash memory chip had died before you even attacked it with a soldering iron, so it didn't suffer. (Let us hope)

    Was the soldering iron a temperature controlled, low voltage, grounded type? Anyway, kiss the data goodbye.

     
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  3. lecsiy

    lecsiy Regular member

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    Didnt touch the flash memory with the solder iron.

    Any other ideas?

    Need that data!
     

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