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I have a jump drive that metal piece is bent and will not read. My question is can the metal piece be fix. or is there something else I can do to make it read.

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Bust out the soldering iron and a magnifying glass. Unfortunately when the lead break off the connector on a flash drive, that's your best bet.

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