Fixing a thumb drive Tags: Hardware Computer USB Drive Storage Last response: October 13, 2009 2:41 PM in Storage Share MrKnowID October 13, 2009 1:06:04 AM Okay, my thumb drive was okay earlier, but now it will not even say it is connected to the computer. It sounds like the hardware in side may have come loose. How can I fix this? More about : fixing thumb drive r_manic a b G Storage October 13, 2009 7:11:42 AM Is there any important data on it? Honestly, unless you're using some special super-expensive thumb drive you've paid loads of money for, just give it up and buy a replacement. Just to be safe though: have you tried it on other computers? jsc a b G Storage October 13, 2009 2:41:17 PM Try it on one of the back panel USB ports. Sometimes front panel wiring has problems. Otherwise, at the very least, you will need SMT soldering equipment and some really specialized training and experience. And even then then, you probably won't be able to get parts for the thing. This is one of those things that just isn't worth doing. Buy a new one. And welcome to the forums. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow to install an OS with no CD drive and no Thumb drive ... ForumHow to recover data from a thumb drive that doesnt register on a laptop ForumUSB 3.0 thumb drive causing system hang on shutdown ForumThumb drive builer's necesseties?? ForumHow do i flash Hp dv6-2010sa laptop with a usb thumb drive ForumThumb drive only detected on rear USB outlets ForumWindows 7 has changed files on two thumb /flash drives to buk extension ForumWho can read a plain memory chip from a thumb drive ForumLOST MY USB ( THUMB DRIVE ) FUNCTIONALITY ForumCannot Access My USB Thumb Drive . ForumAuto shutdown when insert a USB thumb drive into a USB port ForumTranscend JetFlash JF V60 4GB USB Thumb Drive . HELP if you have it?? ForumFailure to recognize thumb drive in linux ForumAcer Aspire One zg5 eRecovery thumb drive ForumNeed up to date SSD advice. Forum1tb Samsung hard drive not reconised by vista Forum[Solved] How long a hard drive has been used? ForumCopy from external hard drive ForumCache size for a Media Drive ForumSony Vaio recovery data on another drive? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !