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Broken usb flash drive

Hi, my daughter's usb flash drive has broken and all her year 12/vce notes are on it. It has separated - the silver section that plugs into the usb port in the laptop broke off the drive. Please can the data be recovered?\r\nthanks Mary

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Check to see if there is a data recovery company in your area. some computer repair shops will do it, but it can be costly and time consuming. had a friend who kicked his flash drive out from a computer sitting on the floor. a local company quoted about 120 bucks to recover the data. good luck.

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The data is not destroyed, but it will be tricky to fix. I would suggest you find a local computer tech who is really good soldering tiny stuff. Or go to a Radio/TV repair shop. I think it will be possible to re-connect the wires and make it work.

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