Do you have a USB stick that does not work anymore? If the hardware is not damaged and you do not mind losing the files, Here we tell you how you can saved your data. but if they are important we advise not to try to repair it.
Method 1 how to repair physical damage
1 Determine the importance of the files on the USB stick.If you find that your files are too important to risk a do-it-yourself attempt, it might be better to find a company that specializes in recovering data on flash drives or USB sticks. These companies have access to hardware and special tools that are intended to repair printed circuit boards. The better companies can remove the NAND memory chip from the printed circuit board and then retrieve the stored data. The prices for recovering the data may very, depending on the damage and the type of recovery required. Some data recovery companies offer a price between 200 en 1500 dollar for physical / internal damage.
2 Grab the necessary tools.If your files are not important and you want to try it yourself you need the following: A soldering iron with soldering tin and flux. An old USB cable Cable pliers / stripper A small flat-head screwdriver A magnifying glass or magnifying glass Note: These steps only apply if your USB stick has a faulty connector.
3 Carefully remove the cover from the USB stick with the flat head screwdriver.
4 Use the magnifying glass to inspect the circuit board and the soldering points.If the PCB itself is damaged or if solder tips are loose, you probably need the help of a professional . Note: Look at the four soldering points that connect the pins of the USB connector to the copper lines on the PCB. If the connector is broken and the soldering points and PCB are not damaged you can proceed to the next step.
5 Place the USB stick on a hard surface with the end of the connector facing you and with the soldering tips up.
6 Use the cable pliers to cut the end of the USB cable.Cut off the ‘female’ if it is not a ‘male-male’ cable.