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Old 12-26-2008, 06:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I lost two Cruzer flash drives to an internal card reader with a bad USB port (probably connected wrong to the motherboard). Windows XP gives a "USB device not recognized" error. With Mac OS X, it blinks a few times and does nothing, but there are some errors in the dmesg output:
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USBF: 10792.625 [0x21a0f00] The IOUSBFamily is having trouble enumerating a USB device that has been plugged in. It will keep retrying. (Port 1 of hub @ location: 0x3b000000)
USBF: 10795.428 OHCI driver: OHCIRootHubPortPower bit not sticking (0). Retrying.
USBF: 10795.428 OHCI driver: OHCIRootHubPortPower bit not sticking (0). Retrying.
USBF: 10795.428 OHCI driver: OHCIRootHubPortPower bit not sticking (0). Retrying.
USBF: 10795.428 OHCI driver: OHCIRootHubPortPower bit not sticking (0). Retrying.
USBF: 10795.428 OHCI driver: OHCIRootHubPortPower bit not sticking (0). Retrying.
USBF: 10795.428 OHCI driver: OHCIRootHubPortPower bit not sticking (0). Retrying.
USBF: 10795.428 OHCI driver: OHCIRootHubPortPower bit not sticking (0). Retrying.
USBF: 10795.428 OHCI driver: OHCIRootHubPortPower bit not sticking (0). Retrying.
USBF: 10795.428 OHCI driver: OHCIRootHubPortPower bit not sticking (0). Retrying.
USBF: 10795.428 OHCI driver: OHCIRootHubPortPower bit not sticking (0). Retrying.
USBF: 10796.228 [0x21a0f00] The IOUSBFamily was not able to enumerate a device.
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Default Re: Can I fix a dead USB flash drive?

If the stick is fried, there's nothing you can do.
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Default Re: Can I fix a dead USB flash drive?

You can check that all four pin connections on the tip are attached to the drive.
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You can check that all four pin connections on the tip are attached to the drive.
Yeah, and make there isn't a broken USB port stuck in it.






Yeah.... has happened to me a few times. >_>
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