This started happening after I plugged into machine whose user said that any usb device plugged in this machine "gets burned out" and stops working.
The only noticeable thing that happens is that the if I plug in the affected usb drive and remove it after 2-3 min, its extremely hot, enough to slightly burn if held on to the metal part for too long.
How could this have happened? What causes something like this? And how can one repair it?