Question about SanDisk Cruzer Micro 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive
The input structure of the USB stick is damaged. Therefore, all data on the stick is lost, because it is unable to pass data. However, the actual memory chip may still have the data stored on it, and a competent technician may be able to transplant the chip onto another platform to retrieve the information. But it would be very costly. You would have to decide if the value of the information is worth the expense. If you decide to recover the information, I recommend you do a search for "data recovery services".
Posted on Oct 21, 2018
It has an internal failure. Either bad solder or a bad chip. This is not a user repairable device. Your best bet at this point is a data recovery service.
Posted on Oct 19, 2018
Often times, these jump drives have a tiny, nearly invisible read-only switch on them. Check to see that it isn't set to read only, which will inhibit formatting, among other things.
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
TRY SOME OF THESE STEPS BEFORE YOU THROW IT
I devised these simple steps that tend to remedy quite a few issues with most USB portable / external hard drives and OTHER devices (though not always)
A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems (mac/ Linux) similar steps may be adapted to suit.
1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability
2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)
3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.
4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.
5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especially true if you move a HUB to another port
If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues then check your hardware from CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE.
Any exclamation marks by hardware need fixing before you investigate any further
USB flash drives can fail for no apparent reason.
Sandisk Cruzers are especially bad for this.
USB hard drives should be treated with extreme care.
This is a real hard drive ! and knocks and bumps can quite literally kill them.
It is possible to remove drives from the enclosures in most cases and connect directly inside a PC to fully check it.
Note that if you hear a drive clicking or pinging this could be the worst thing you would hear.
Known as "The Click Of Death"
If none of the above steps help look at updating the drivers from the manufacturers web site in the support section.
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
rite click on it in mycomputer and click propertys to see if your thunb drive even has memory on it could have ben fried by sum and has no memory now
Posted on Nov 07, 2009
Posted on Aug 28, 2010
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