Data recovery from broken USB Flash disk

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by mansoorm, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. mansoorm

    mansoorm Guest

    Hi all,
    My creative 1 GB flash disk got very hot a few seconds after plugging
    to front USB port of my PC. Now, Neither my own PC nor others do
    recognize it. windows does not detect at all that a USB device is just
    plugged.
    I think it is severely damaged but I'm looking for possible recovery of
    the data on it.
    Any comment is appreciated !
     
    mansoorm, Jan 25, 2007
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  2. mansoorm

    olfart Guest

    "mansoorm" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi all,
    > My creative 1 GB flash disk got very hot a few seconds after plugging
    > to front USB port of my PC. Now, Neither my own PC nor others do
    > recognize it. windows does not detect at all that a USB device is just
    > plugged.
    > I think it is severely damaged but I'm looking for possible recovery of
    > the data on it.
    > Any comment is appreciated !
    >


    Sacrificing your first born might help
     
    olfart, Jan 25, 2007
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  3. mansoorm

    WhzzKdd Guest

    olfart wrote:
    > "mansoorm" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Hi all,
    >> My creative 1 GB flash disk got very hot a few seconds after plugging
    >> to front USB port of my PC. Now, Neither my own PC nor others do
    >> recognize it. windows does not detect at all that a USB device is
    >> just plugged.
    >> I think it is severely damaged but I'm looking for possible recovery
    >> of the data on it.
    >> Any comment is appreciated !
    >>

    >
    > Sacrificing your first born might help


    Probably it was his first born that caused the problem. Kids stick the
    stupidest things into USB ports <g>
     
    WhzzKdd, Jan 25, 2007
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  4. mansoorm

    Supersano Guest

    On 25 Jan 2007 03:08:22 -0800, mansoorm wrote:

    > Hi all,
    > My creative 1 GB flash disk got very hot a few seconds after plugging
    > to front USB port of my PC. Now, Neither my own PC nor others do
    > recognize it. windows does not detect at all that a USB device is just
    > plugged.
    > I think it is severely damaged but I'm looking for possible recovery of
    > the data on it.
    > Any comment is appreciated !


    <any>

    Get another of the same brand after you rip the busted one apart.
    "Maybe" the flash could be swapped but it sounds crapped. There are
    recovery proggies out there for flash memory - freebies at that.
     
    Supersano, Jan 25, 2007
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  5. mansoorm

    PeeCee Guest

    "mansoorm" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi all,
    > My creative 1 GB flash disk got very hot a few seconds after plugging
    > to front USB port of my PC. Now, Neither my own PC nor others do
    > recognize it. windows does not detect at all that a USB device is just
    > plugged.
    > I think it is severely damaged but I'm looking for possible recovery of
    > the data on it.
    > Any comment is appreciated !
    >


    mansoorm

    Unfortunately when silicon devices get 'hot' it usually means the internals
    have fused (melted).
    This would have taken any 'data' with it.

    There is some possibility the memory chip wasn't the part that fused and any
    data on it survived.
    In this case to retrieve the data you could possibly remount (solder) the
    chip on Flash disk of the 'exact' same type to find out.
    However this is something your corner TV repair man is unlikely to do.

    Your most productive course of action is to take it to a Data Recovery
    Specialist i.e. we are heading into $$$$$ territory.

    Only you can tell if the data is worth that much.

    Best
    Paul.
     
    PeeCee, Jan 25, 2007
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  6. "Otter" <> wrote in message
    news:...

    > You assume a causal connection between a random expression of mania and a
    > Usenet post?


    Well, it did cross my mind that one might follow from the otter. Er, other
    ;)
     
    Richard Parkin, Jan 26, 2007
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