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I have a Sandisk flash drive that isn't recognized by my computer

It has a long history of working correctly. I used it on Tuesday to bring up and print a file. Later that day the same computer wouldn't recognize the flash drive. Today I tried it in another computer and again it isn't recognized. I read other reviews that said to go to Hardware tab of my computer but the problem is you can't see the device there.

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This the sign of a permanent mulfunction. A tiny capacitor is bult into the drive to manage power supply and when that capacitor is blown / fired, due to moister or excessive power flow. Your drive is useless now and you need to consider replacing it with a new drive.

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I had the same problem. If you removed the flash drive without clicking the "Safely remove device" icon in your running processes window, and then individually shutting it off, you might have made it virtually unuseable. I have 2 "keyrings" now. I switched to another brand that you can just pull out when you're done using it.

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