Did you try:
I've got a pen drive that isn't detected when connected to a PC.
I've tried cleaning inside the USB connection on the pen drive as it was quite dirty but no change, any ideas?
The data is important, at least if that can be retrieved.
Did you try:
Have you checked that its just not being assisgned a drive letter in computer manager ?
We have had this a few times, its quite often the contacts from the usb plug to the circuit board.
If you take it out of the casing you should be able to see if there is a broken link. I have solder fixed them before or just apply pressure to connect the links while you pull the data off.
Try logging on as an administrator and running the Add Hardware wizard in Control Panel.
Have you tried checking sophos is working if its out of date it stops usb sticks working.
Does the usb stick work in another machine?
Have you inserted too many usb devices? If too much power is being used then it will not work.
Do other usb devices work with the port it could be damaged.
Have you hidden a letter that the usb stick is assigned.
Does it appear in computer management, disk management.
is the drive formatted to somthing strange like a linux format that windows cannot read.
Have you check dished the usb drive on another machine.
Just a few ideas.
Sorry forget do you have any errors in hardware device manager or in the event log?
Do you have admin rights to the machine to be able to load the driver for the usb stick
Last edited by ron; 15th January 2010 at 01:21 PM.
It sound to me like its broke.
We've had the odd few go like that after they've been in a blazer pocket with a mobile phone... No "physical" damage, but can't get anything off them at all... Sorry it's not more help
I've taken it apart and there's do damage inside and the connections are all ok. I'll assume it's
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