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I recently (accidentaly) bent the usb plug thing, the silver bit while it was in the computer. I'v opened it an can see small amounts of damage but dont now whats stopping it from working

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    I realised i failed to mention that its a flash drive


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If wires are busted, you're out of luck. Could try taking it to a tech type to see if they can pull the information off of it, but odds are you're looking at buying a new flash drive.

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