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How to recover data from defective flash drives

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Roy, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Roy

    Roy Guest

    Hello Group
    I had one flash drive that is not recognized anymore if inserted in
    any PC USB Slot,...meaning that is malfunctioning.
    Is there a way to recover the data from it?
    Roy, Jun 5, 2008
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    Sjouke Burry Guest

    If it was mine, I would open it up, and check it
    with a magnifying glass.
    Often it is a bad connection from the usb connector
    to the printed circuit.
    Bend the pins back into shape, and/or resolder them,
    might restore it to temporary health.
    Sjouke Burry, Jun 5, 2008
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  3. Roy

    Roy Guest

    Thanks for the tips Sjouke Burry and Kony, but would like some
    clarification what doyou mean by another system...do you mean another
    PC run by a different OS ?
    Roy, Jun 5, 2008
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    Jabka Atu Guest

    The first question is on what OS did you check it ?

    If you run some flavor of Linux distribution please provide the output
    of lsusb.
    If it is recognized then your usb chip works (the problem is
    software) :
    you can copy the stick using dd comand.

    My guess is that your filesystem (on the stick) is malfunctioning
    that can be fixed .
    Jabka Atu, Jun 5, 2008
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