USB memory stick not recognised - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-08-2006, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1
Default USB memory stick not recognised

I have a USB memory stick which just seems to have died. I plug it into the USB port and nothing happens. Its light does not come on and it is not listed as a device (under windows XP)

I have tried it on various PCs, all the same problem

Any ideas.

If it is dead, any idea how I can get the data back...


emalrola is offline  
Old 06-08-2006, 02:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 47

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...
<font size=\"1\" face=\"Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif\" color=\"#3B81C7\">2.4 GHz pentium 4, 768MB RAM, 64MB NVIDIA graphics, 40GB HDD, (nearly) TEAC CDRW, winXP sp2, 1400 x 1000 display.</font>
tarantulatarama is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:58 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.