Introduction: Fix a Broken Thumb-Drive USB Connector
This instructable is not for beginners you must know how to Solder (neatly).
Have you ever had a USB drive that's connector had broken off? Its a common problem that can be easily fixed in under 10 minutes...
Step 1: Materials
You will need:
* Soldering Iron
* Broken USB
* Component holder (optional)
If you have lost your Thumb-drive's connector you can buy one from your nearest raidio-shack or Jay-car.
Step 2: Align the Pins
Align the pins before you place the drive on the component holder.
Adjust the component stand until the pins line-up like before.
Step 3: Solder
Solder the pins that you aligned.
Step 4: Close It Up!
Put your fixed thumb-drive back in it's enclosure.
Step 5: Test & Finish
Put the fixed Drive into a computer to test.
- Wait until your PC recognizes and installs drivers for the drive.
- Open the drive in explorer/finder and see if your files are intact.
That's all from this Instructable but, you can do many more things like attach wired to make the connection longer.