Question about PC Desktops

1 Answer

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.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • 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.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • PC Desktops Master
  • 13,433 Answers

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.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

  • 2 more comments 
  • 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

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Z5771


If all you want to do is remove/replace memory and hard drives no teardown of the is needed. Power down and unplug the computer.
*Remove the side cover. With a standard retail computer this can be a bit confusing; some have two screws on the rear of that side and the cover pops off. Others have hidden snaps or catches and the side comes off.
*Hard drives have either side screws holding them in, or some such as older Dells have plastic tabs that you gently pull out and the drive is free. Unplug the two cables on the drive.
*Memory: there are two small thumb snaps on each end of the memory stick that you push down and the memory pops free. Be careful replacing the sticks! Carefully line up the slot on the mounting socket on the motherboard with the plastic ridge on the stick, and press down firmly, first on one end and then on the other. You will see the small thumb snaps pop up as the stick settles in to the slot. Make sure the thumb snaps are fully upright, same as originally were.

Feb 05, 2014 | Acer Aspire PC Desktops

Tip

How to recover data from pen drive / memory card / hard disc /CD-ROM


Photorec is free way to recover lost data (formatted / corrupted) hard disks, CD-ROMs, memory cards (Compact Flash, Memory Stick, SecureDigital/SD, SmartMedia, Microdrive, MMC, etc.), USB memory drives, DD raw image, EnCase E01 image, etc. It ignores the file system, this way it works even if the file system is severely damaged.
You can download it from here.

on Apr 20, 2010 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

How do I transfer pictures from PC onto flash bar?


Hi Cheryl,

This is a fairly simple procedure if I am understanding your query correctly.
Assuming that the 'flash bar' in question is a standard USB flash memory stick, firstly click on "My computer". This will show you a view of all hard drives and CD/DVD drives installed in your PC.
Next, insert your flash drive into any USB port. Your PC will now detect the flash stick and will add a new icon to 'My computer' which represents your flash stick.
Take note of the drive letter assignment given to the flash drive, eg. "Removable drive E"
Now browse to your pictures you would like to transfer and right-click on the picture. This will open a drop-down menu and from here you simply select the "Send to" option from the drop-down menu.
It will now present you with a sub-menu from which you select your flash stick. ie. "Removable drive X", X being whatever letter your PC has assigned to the flash drive.

Please feel free to message me should you need any further clarification. I will gladly reply with further explanations.

Best wishes,
Graemevm

Jan 08, 2012 | Nikon COOLPIX Digital Cameras

2 Answers

It will not boot up stops when it say detecting storage device


Remove the hard drive and put it into an enclosure. Plug it into another computer as a slave. Then you can copy your files on it.
If it shows up in 'my computer' as a drive letter(like E: drive) but you can't access it, you can recover data from hard drive with data recovery program. Asoftech data recovery is a professional data recovery program that can recover data after deeply scanning your hard drive to look for lost data due to drives crash, physical damage, system sabotage, virus attack etc.

Sep 03, 2011 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

1 Answer

VAIO desktop does not recognize Sandisk flash drive


Most probably you have a drive letter conflict? If so, right click "My computer" choose "Manage" and locate "Disk management" - here, in the middle lower panel, you should be able to find your usb-memory stick, right click it and assign it a drive letter that you're sure is not in use.

Jun 01, 2010 | Sony VAIO PCV-RS720G (027242658103) PC...

4 Answers

Need administrator password


there are many programs out there that can clear off passwords, and you can even use a flash drive to do it. so u just simply put the files on the flash drive.. pop it into the locked pc, restart the pc and then follow the directions on the program. I will not say the names of these programs as people can use them maliciously

Dec 21, 2009 | Dell Latitude E6400 Laptop Computer PC...

1 Answer

I broke the USB connector on my flash drive and I need to recover the data.


The only answer here would be to carefully break open the device and attempt to repair the connections. Either with the original end or by pirating the end of a usb lead (leave enough fly lead to make connections to the device) Carefully note the wire connection order of the device in relation to the replacement part

Dec 09, 2008 | PC Desktops

2 Answers

Snapped off Flash Drive


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.
67a08bd.jpg
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.

6a75bc6.jpg

Jul 31, 2008 | PC Desktops

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Desktops Logo

Related Topics:

34 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18299 Answers

Are you a PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...