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Broken USB Flash Drive

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because they're a sealed unit and you're trying to do the equivalent of keyhole surgery to link it up again.

last time a colleague did something like this one of the pins holding the tip into the body had actually fractured, albeit microscopically! despite working our way through the phone book we were told it was damn near impossible to either make a clean break or a clean weld - no space to work in without trashing the device.

They wound up sending it to a recovery service who I think opened the whole thing up because they got the results back on a CD. Cost about ?100 at that time (? six months ago) and we got their name/number off a Google search.

good luck!