USB Pen Drive Data Recovery
Got a call from the customer he told me that he is having one USB pen drive of 2GB which is stopped working & he want to recover his data from the damaged pen drive. I asked him to send the pen drive to me I will try to recover your data if possible.
He sent the pen drive to me …. On visual inspection from outside seems Ok no physical damage.
I connected the drive on my setup for further diagnosis. I found Drive is not detecting. I again phoned him & confirmed the same symptom.
Opened the Pen drive for inspecting inside.
Initial visual inspection I found Grounding pin of the connector is dry soldered.
After inspecting the full PCB under the magnifier glass rest of the things seems Ok
Checked components with Multimeter showing the reading of the components as marked on above photos.
Checked SMD capacitors for shorting…. everything looks good. So re soldered all the pins ….
Connected back to my setup for testing….
Now time to check whether is detecting or not….
Drive is detected and showing the size of the Data contain.
After exploring the data; Shared File/Directory structure to the customer for confirmation & he confirmed the data & after finishing the job I handed over the pen drive to him.
Note: in case of these type of the data recovery if you want to courier the device to the customer. in safe side do not courier Original device to the customer. because if in transit original device is lost /Damaged then ……? always ask to the customer to arrange another working device for copy the data to send him or ask customer to pick up the device after testing it at your place so that your responsibility is over.
This article was prepared for you by Yogesh Panchal who works as a Computer Hardware Engineer in Mumbai India.
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