Thumb drive not working...help

I was using a friends thumb drive to view some of her documents and it worked one day.  The very next day I tried to use it it does not show on my list of drives and the light on the thumb drive itself does not light up.  Help!  I need the information from the thumbdrive and have to return it to her.  Even if I can just shortly get it working long enough to copy to a new drive that would be wonderful.
rasmussenrkAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

PUNKYCommented:
Try that drive on other system to see if it works ok?
0
rasmussenrkAuthor Commented:
Ok, I should have been more clear.  I have tried it on my other computer in several usb ports and it does not work anywhere.  Thanks though.
0
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
It is dead my friend. These thumb drives are very cheap nowadays but their life is also extremely short. In case other system do not see the drive and the light is not blinking on it - forget it. Or possibly some repair shop could do something to bring it back to life (which I doubt in).
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
nobusCommented:
sometimes (not often) it is caused by a broken connection. i was able to repair one, so check if the connections seems normal
you can try this too :
http://www.handyrecovery.com/            handy recovery
http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/Other-DRIVERS-TOOLS/Others/Sony-EzRecover.shtml                EZrecover
http://www.snapfiles.com/download/dlsmartrecovery.html                  usb key recovery FREE
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Storage Software

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.