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Pen drive - Dead or Alive?

PD=Pen Drive
Hello all the experts i m in gr8 trouble pls help me
my whole story is :
I own an umax apus210 256MB pen drive every thing was fine but suddenly one
day it stopped working when i inserted my PD in the usb it showed an error
that "power surge on hub port" but when i inserted consecutively for five
to six times it was been detected by windows and the LED of PD glowed, but
now when i am inserting my PD it is not been detected by windows nor the
LED is glowing it seems to be DEAD. Please tell me if i could get it
repaired or it is good for none.
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anupambubna
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CallandorCommented:
If you got a power surge on the USB port, that could have damaged the drive.  No light is a bad indiication; make sure it is the drive that is faulty by trying it on another machine.  You can try PC Inspector http://downloads-zdnet.com.com/3000-2248-10118664.html to see if the files are detectable.
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anupambubnaAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the comment Callandor,I tried the drive on my friends computer but there also it is doing the same game can my drive be repaired.
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CallandorCommented:
No, flash drives are discarded once they fail.  You have a small chance of reformatting them using FAT16 and it might work again, but I doubt it.
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anupambubnaAuthor Commented:
since i dont have any access to the drive how could i format the PD using FAT16.
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CallandorCommented:
Try the utility program I linked to.
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CallandorCommented:
I will refer your comments to the moderators for their perusal.
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nobusCommented:
check the connector (if you can open it) maybe something came loose.
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anupambubnaAuthor Commented:
I had checked the connector it is not loose.What u all experts are doing till  now i had not got a single beneficial comment.
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nobusCommented:
did you check the PD connector when it was open? (not the usb connector of the PC)
>>   What u all experts are doing till  now i had not got a single beneficial comment  <<  ?? if the comments were of no help, that can happen. We have only your words to go on, and a solution is not always even clear to find.
In fact there may be no solution, if your PD is bad, which happens frequently.
but if it is bad, it is a good and valid answer.
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CallandorCommented:
anupambubna,

You are not going to get anymore beneficial comments, with the attitude you have.  You started off insulting me, and then you go badmouthing others that want to help.  Who do you think you are, that you feel you can say anything you want to the people who help out here?  Just keep up with your current approach and you will get permanently booted off.  I have very little tolerance for those who show no appreciation for the FREE help they get.
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anupambubnaAuthor Commented:
Ok SORRY...
But please show me the way to regain access to my PD.
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nobusCommented:
start with answering the question i asked
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KenO1964Commented:
This is very simple,  if the drive has failed,  then there are no repairs or methods of recovering the information.  Sorry.
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