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I dropped my laptop and my memorex travel drive bent. When i carefully pulled it from the usb port the memory card came out of the plastic casing and the stem broke cleanly from the card. Can it be repaired?

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SOURCE: I dropped my laptop and my memorex travel drive

If you are good wih a fine tipped soldering oron or know a person who is then there is a slim chance you can repair it.

But be prepared for the worst.

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

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But be prepared for the worst.

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