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Memores 4G Mega Traveldrive doesn't read

I have a Memorex 4G Mega Traveldrive that just stopped working one day. When I plug it into my USB port, it does not light up and doesn't read. Any suggestions?

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  • atiati Nov 28, 2008

    hi,i have mini memorex travel drive 1 GB, the problem is that when i connect my flash drive, the autorun doesn't come up , also when i click on the icon to open it, it says that i need to format my drive,,, well,,,, i don't want to format my flash,,, cuz i have important files on it,,, how can i fix this problem?

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    same for me... but for me its the rotating traveldrive

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    will not light up

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Step one is try it on another computer. This will seperate issues....is it the drive or the USB port (hardware or software actully in both cases are possible.
Step two, if it works elsewhere, is to check under device manager, and reinstall the driver (if not embedded in the drive which most are)....both USB and the disk.
Step three is to download (again assuming it did not work) the disk diagnostics from Memorex (most drive manufacturers have a host of utilities and they may exist even for flash drives - they use them internal to their mfg operations as well). Check to see if it's good. It is possible that it just lost the embedded driver by the way in which case you need to put it back on the drive...haven't done that but assume it's possible and available.

Can give you more "stuff" to do but this will probably solve the problem....and I am guessing it died. If it did they are not expensive...and even cheaper if you really don't need 4 gb...few people do for personal and even work data.
Check at pricewatch.com (not a seller) for pricing. This site is used by GEEKS United for finding "stuff".

This gives you some options.....Tango

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