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The plug broke off of my flashdrive. Is there a way to repair it or to recover the data it contains?

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Unless you are an expert to the extreme with electronics,and soldering, its a very good chance (99.1%) the answer is no.

In fact , ive seen this issue happen more often then one would think.

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The phrase you are looking for is not economically repairable. I hope that nothing irreplaceable was stored on the drive? I have had cases where freezing the drive allows the platters to spin long enough to recover data, but that is very high risk. Make sure that the drive is sealed on a waterproof container and leave for a couple of hours.

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