Repair guides and support for USB flash drives, also known as jump drives or thumb drives.

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Recover lost data fromBroken Usb

I had the Usb plugged in to my laptop well I was at my desk while I was going to take it to another room because my brother asked for help I dropped my laptop and the Usb hit the side of the table, and broke. How do I fix it or how do I recover the 7 years of data stored in it?

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Is the USB port snapped off, or is it just bent? Please post a picture.

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If you're lucky, it's just the connector that is damaged. This is a straightforward repair if you have good soldering skills or you can have it done by a micro-solderer. Sometimes however, the damage is more on the controller/NAND side of things. You may have cracked pads or traces or even cracked solder balls if the NAND is mounted in a BGA package. This is a more serious repair and best left to an experienced micro-solderer.

Finally, you may have physically damage the circuit board to the point where the only way to get the data is via transplant (requires an identical board, not just the outer housing and model number) or chip-off data recovery. You can't just wing it as mixing the wrong controller with the NAND can scramble the data forever. This is best left to professionals.

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