pen drive is dead

Posted on 2004-10-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
i have a pen drive with important data. i forgot it connected for a night and now it does not function anymore. The light does not turn on and the pc does not see it anymore. When i connect it nothing happens. Is there a way to repair it? it should be an electric error more than a memory one. it's usb 2.0 like this

the memory is a flash memory samsung  K9K2G08
Question by:catalini
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Try to completely shut down the computer, replace a USB port and restart the computer. Otherwise, it looks as if your usint just passed away from this world.

One other possibility is to use recovery software suitable to the Flash memory stick:

Try to use it.


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Have you tried it on another computer
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you can also delete all USB entries from the root in device manager, and reboot. it will then reinstall the drivers, and maybe it will see your drive again. Try on all ports .
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To get in device manager , in the run box type :   devmgmt.msc
Go to the usb section, and do as i mentioned above

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tryed on more machines... no way. i think is really dead. Do you know if it is possible to save the memory chip and move it on a similar pen drive ?
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i never heard anything about that, but you can always try. If it is new, you can return it under warranty and get a new one .
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Same here;
>Repalce the pen. I think its dead. If you have any guarany - you may get a new one without any charge.

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cyber, the repetitis is getting worse

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