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    Exclamation USB Memory stick broken!

    hi my memory stick broke the other day and its cracked right in half, i have tried to fix it by putting the 2 pieces back together with tape but no luck. i forgot to back up so now i cant access my files and i need them in a couple of days. any ideas on how i can fix it?
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    Re: USB Memory stick broken!

    Did you really think a piece of sticky tape would reconnect the internal electrical connections?

    Only one place for it, the bin. Unless you know a magician.

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    Re: USB Memory stick broken!

    I would have tried to re-solder connections - I'm prone to throw more time at fixing things than they're worth.
    Success would depend on whether traces are visible and big enough to solder. Less chance of success if it's a multi-layer board.
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    Re: USB Memory stick broken!

    Only thing that can help you now is professional data recovery company. Or the A-team.

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    Re: USB Memory stick broken!

    If the data on the stick is worth it I would consult someone who specializes on professional data recovery. It will probably cost a lot of money, but depending on the data to be recovered it may be worth it.

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    Re: USB Memory stick broken!

    why shouldn't i have tried sticking it with tape it was worth a shot
    anyway it looks like i'm gonna have to do my work again but thanks everyone for your help

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    why shouldn't i have tried sticking it with tape it was worth a shot
    Exactly. It's what MacGyver would have done!

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