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Flash drive problems Answered

EDIT: I found a flash drive, and it doesn't work. I plugged it into my computer, nothing. I plugged it into a laptop, and it said that there was a power surge in the usb device. Any ideas?

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harry599
harry599

10 years ago

if its broken, mabey theres something causing it to short circuit which is why it says theres a power surge, try checking the soldering to make sure there isnt any bits touching other bits.. hope i helped....

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Labot2001
Labot2001

12 years ago

maybe its a cleverly disguised broken flash drive, and it was Fate who caused you to receive it. maybe you're the Chosen One.

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ll.13
ll.13

12 years ago

Try adding a standard USB connector....

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Aar000n3y
Aar000n3y

Reply 12 years ago

You mean trying to add the metal case from another usb device or completely replacing it?

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 12 years ago

no, just get a USB connector from something, like a cable, chop the wire off, then cut the plastic off the connector, keep cutting stuff off until you have the wires exposed and they go directly to the pins on that connector, then solder the wires to the current connection on the flash drive, note, all the wires should be in a straight line from the flash drive to the new connector, this is so you don't need to worry about what wires go where, as doing it this way they're all in the right place.

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Aar000n3y
Aar000n3y

Reply 12 years ago

Oh, I see. I'll try to hook it all up some time. Thanks

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Lextone
Lextone

12 years ago

Since you found it maybe it is fried.