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I had flash drive in my PC and it snapped off, leaving only the USB connector with 4 small prongs sticking out of the laptop. Can I recover this data. HELP!! Thank you.

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  • deborahmiley Jul 31, 2008

    Dear Eske,



    You had asked what type of flash drive I had which snapped off. It is a USB type; the make and model are PNY Attache. It is 1 GB. Hope this helps.



    Thanks.

  • deborahmiley Jul 31, 2008

    Thanks very much, Eske, for the additional information and photograph as well as the link to the data recovery service. I don't think the circuit board is damaged. I'm not sure where to find someone to solder the contacts back onto the circuit board - I went to a local computer repair shop today as well as a Radio Shack but they said they could not do it. It will be $82 including shipping to send it to the data recovery service. Do you know what type of service or person I could look for to do the soldering work instead? If you are pretty sure that will resolve the issue I would prefer to do that.



    Thanks again!

  • deborahmiley Aug 02, 2008

    Hello,



    Sorry for the delay in sending photos of the snapped off flash drive. The pics are between 400-500KB so your system will not accept them. I'm pretty sure the circuit board still in tact. I think it's a matter of getting the right person to solder the connectors back to the circuit board. If you do want the photos and know how I can reduce the size I will send them.



    Thanks so much.

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Usb flash drive? its cut in half, can you tell me what kind of flash memory it is, do you know the brand and model that would help.

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  • Ekse Jul 31, 2008

    Ok, What you need todo, IF the internal circuitboard of the usb memory is still intact, you will need to solder the 4 usb connector pins onto the usb circuitboard of the usb memory.






    This is not your device but you should get the idea, you need to solder those 4 connectors back into place, I marked them with red boxes, if the circuitboard is cracked or otherwise damaged, it may be best to give up. Or take it to a electronics repair man, but if the circuitboard is cracked and there are no good connection points the repair will be very difficult but not impossible.



    you need to take the plastic cover off from the usb memory and inspect how the board is, you could even send me a picture here by using the attach picture button.



  • Ekse Jul 31, 2008

    if the circuitboard is cracked you can try some usb repair service

    http://www.eprovided.com/usb-flash-drive...

  • Ekse Jul 31, 2008

    it would be very helpful to me if you got me a picture of the usb memory and the cracked usb connector.



    suprised that the computer guys couldn't do it, since I feel that I could do it.



    Try a electronics repair.. tv / video they do soldering in the tvs when they replace parts so they surely have experience or should have experience in soldering.



    but a picture would be very helpful

  • Ekse Aug 02, 2008

    you can email the pictures to me at nikoht@gmail.com

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