i have mended a couple of usb sticks where the connection from the usb to the pcb inside had become seperated. In both cases this was due to the stick being damaged by being hit whilst still in the computer. You need a mate with a soldering iron and good eyesight! Of course, it may be completely dead, it's hard to tell...
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