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Bent flash drive

My flash drive is bent and my computer will not recognize it in any USB port - any way to get the data off?

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I am sorry. if the USB port is damaged or the PCB ( Circuit board) is damaged you are out of luck

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Unfortunately this drive is impossible to repair if bent (like from dropping while attached to laptop) and it cannot be recognized when plugged into your laptop. The silicon memory chip is sandwiched between the PCB material, if you take the case off of the outside you can observe that it is just a black square piece of silicon with no traces on the board only the metal pads to connect it intothe USB port. the "faceted" portion of the drive is only for grip and has no use other than a way to remove it from your laptop. The memory is very close into the connector, so when I dropped my laptop it bent it directly down the middle of the memory chip portion itself, undoubtedly severing thousands of microscopic connections in the chip. I believe this is a very poor design and will be buying the older "switch" style usb drives in the future.

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I had the same situation happen to me. My flash drive was in my computer on my coffee table and my dog tripped over the power wire for the laptop and it hit the floor bending the flash drive to about a 22 degree angle. I gently grasped the metal portion that inserts into the usb port and slowly bent it back to the original position and it worked fine. Two weeks later my dog ate the damn thing!! If you attempt to bend it back, make sure that you do not use pliers or any tool that may crush the metal portion or bend it out of shape. If you have an old computer or a usb port on a wire or hub, insert it, and bend it by hand. Good luck and I hope this helps.

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--you said you tried multiple computers, and it would not recognize on any of them. i'm assuming they are systems which this or a similar drive has worked on before. therefore, it's 90% certain that there is NOT a computer configuration problem.
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--if the drive is being recognized by the computer, and you just can't retrieve the data on the drive then there's a couple of possible solutions. Tech Republic offers free membership and several "free to try" programs that could help recover the data on your drive. Click here for a link to Tech Republic
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If your computer does not recognize anything when you plug it into the computer, your problem is most likely a broken contact inside the usb drive.

You should attempt to open the drive, and see if one of the four contacts on the inside of hte usb key are no longer making their way to the circuit board, and try to reconnect it.

IF you can push the connectors down with your fingers and make contact temporarily, and the computer recognizes it, try to just hold it there while you copy all your data off. Then throw away the flash drive.

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