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Your best bet with the exteme amount of damage is to transfer the flash to a new PCB, but the USB controller needs to match and it may take a few drives to find one that does. But, it’s easier then repairing these thin PCB USB drives that lack a dedicated connector one can easily replace without needing to match the contoller model.
 
It still requires expensive tools, but you’ll find it’s easier if you have a matching drive to transfer the flash too. If you’re just going to transplant the NAND flash, get a hot air rework station, a soldering iron, good solder and desoldering braid to remove the flash from the bad one, and then swap it over.
It still requires expensive tools, but you’ll find it’s easier if you have a matching drive to transfer the flash too. If you’re just going to transplant the NAND flash, get a hot air rework station, a soldering iron, good solder and desoldering braid to remove the flash from the bad one, and then swap it over.

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Original post by: Nick ,

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Your best bet with the exteme amount of damage is to transfer the flash to a new PCB, but the USB controller needs to match and it may take a few drives to find one that does. But, it’s easier then repairing these thin PCB USB drives that lack a dedicated connector one can easily replace without needing to match the contoller model.

It still requires expensive tools, but you’ll find it’s easier if you have a matching drive to transfer the flash too.

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