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Sony Micro Vault failed

I think the Micro Vault that I have failed when I had left it plugged in and the system tried to run a CHKDSK on it. It now does not even get recognised by any machine and the data access light on the USB stick remains on constantly. I have tried all sorts of tools and performed all sorts of tasks to no avail, I eventually spoke to Sony (last resort) who said that it had failed and to take it back to the retailer. They have a disclaimer that says they are not responsible for any data held on their products and suggest costly data recovery companies.

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SOURCE: Sony memory stick PRO Duo 2GB Pc will not display photos on PC

Hi there,no mention of wheather or not you have the camera software loaded or which operating system you are using either so this may help.

When you plug camera in to the computer do you get the
FOUND NEW DISK message???There are 4 messages normally with XP...

If XP OR Vista it will auto recognise,
Let the new device install the drivers,let it auto install
(follow the wizards step by step)
when done it will show you device is ready for use,
this should allow you access to the computers new device as a memorycard or another removable drive,
if using USB to connect then you should have a couple of folders,
One for photos and one for video files,
DCIM Digital Camera IMages.....
should be able to copy and paste from these folders or the cameras software will have an import function and you select where to put the contents and away you go.

If using 98 --- This may need the drivers to work correctly too.......
You get them from the cameras software disk or download them for the manufacturers site.

Hope this helps,Please let me know if you need more assistance,

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SOURCE: my pc is not showing any usb device connected when

The sony should be run on 2.0 High speed USB, download the latest driver of your pc for 2.0 usb support, lso install the driver of your sony.

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SOURCE: 4gb micro vault malfxn

Sounds like it was improperly ejected with power on to it and has "flashed" the drive improperly. Time to get a new one.

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SOURCE: sony memory stick pro 128mb has docs on it I need.

I'm assuming the docs are important. What I would try to do is buy an external reader which cnnects via USB and hope that it is the port on the computer that is not working.
Sony MRW62E/S1/181: an external memory card reader/writer that can address 17 different memory card formats. It sports a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface and draws its power directly from the USB connection. The MRW62E/S1/181 can be connected to both Macintosh and Windows computers. Cost is around $30.

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SOURCE: My laptop is not longer able to recognize my Sony

Reinstall your specifique drivers for the sony flash, or uninstall any USB manipulator software u installed ;)
gd luck

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