If there is damage to the PCB or connector pads this must be repaired first, before the USB connector can be re-soldered to the PCB. Once there is a good electrical connection between the 4 USB connector pads (+5V, GND, USB+, USB-) to the PCB, it should begin working again. In more severe cases where the PCB is damaged beyond repair, the only option may be to remove the NAND memory chip and read it independently on a memory chip reader. From this raw image of the memory chip the results can be interpreted and converted back to a normal file system.
FlashFixers specializes in USB Flash Drive Repair. We have fixed hundreds of broken USB drives by repairing the PCB, replacing USB connectors with broken legs, re-soldering the connector legs to the PCB pads. and even reading the memory chips inside. If you have lost data or can no longer physically read the USB drive in the computer, FlashFixers may be able to recover your lost data. Our years of experience in helping users recover from all type of data accidents and disasters qualify us to work on your USB drive.
The pricing for the recoveries go from $150 (reattach broken pads from a detached connector) to $300-$500+ (“chip-off” recovery depending on memory size 4GB or less).
Lost Data on your USB Flash Drive? Don’t Panic! Just click on the Submit Service Request button below to get started or call us at 888-834-9377 and have FlashFixers recover your data and your peace of mind.
FlashFixers (Main Office & Local Drop-Offs)
One New Hampshire Avenue, Suite 125
Portsmouth, NH 03801
FlashFixers (Mailing Address)
6 Merles Lane
Stratham, NH 03885
Toll Free (888) 834-9377 or Local (603) 775-7600