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Who can read a plain memory chip from a thumb drive

Last response: in Windows XP
November 24, 2009 4:28:22 PM

I have a thumb drive that the dog thought was a chew toy. I can plug it into a USB but no go. most supporting chips are broken but the main memory chip looks fine. anyone know of a company who can remove the main chip and read it?
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November 25, 2009 4:37:23 AM

If you can find the same model of stick, dismantle it and try to unsolder your chip and replace the chip on the new stick.

Or find a friend who has the necessary soldering skills -- that may be tough because surface mount technology now makes it much harder to fix electronics.

November 25, 2009 4:59:14 AM

You can't; Flash is organised in blocks, the status and arrangement of the blocks will be held in the flash control chip, without that information the data is just garbage.