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I dropped my device on the ground on a wet day. The case cracked which exposed the chip on the inside. It hasn't worked since. Is there a way to retrieve the information or is it gone forever? Help!!

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With this type of device when you encounter a problem like this and when the chip is damage or got wet there will be no way to retrieve the date from it because the devcie itself is already bad..

Hope that helps.........

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It's possible you cracked a chip or two when it dropped, or damaged a connection between a diode, capacitor or so.

It's also possible that a ribbon has come loose within the device, which will need to be tightened again. But your message is also a bit unclear.

If the screen isn't responding, you may need to tighten the screens ribbon cable, after that if it isn't working the GPU may be cracked. Afterwards, if that doesn't work you may have damaged the mobo itself.

If a USB port isn't working, the usb's connection to the mobo needs to be re-soldered. Or a replacement USB may be needed.

You're going to have to bring it in for work possibly, unless you want to try to fix it yourself, in that case you can order replacement parts for laptop on eBay since companies themselves do not sell replacement parts.

Possibly wait a day and see if it works afterwards, when something hits the ground it has a lot of friction go through it which will cause a lot of heat to it.

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  1. Your phone can upload and download files when connected to a PC running Windows 2000 and higher.
    Note: Mac is not suported.
  2. Open the flip and turn the phone on.
  3. From the home screen, attach one end of the Motorola Original Enhanced USB cable to your phone and the other end to a USB port on your computer.
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i found this on a another fellow fixya member's page.

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