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    Data Recovery/USB Pen Drive

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    One of our staff's USB pen drive has broke (USB bit has snapped off) - can anyone recommend a data recovery company that might be able to help with this matter. I know there's plenty out there I just wondered if folk here had had a good experience which they could pass on. Or any other suggestions.
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    If its literally the metal "plug" that's snapped off the circuit board it is a quite easy for anyone with basic soldering skills to put it back on.

    You then want to move the data to a new stick, create a backup and throw the old one.

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    I've repaired a fair few that have had the metal end snapped off. As long as the board isn't to damaged or had the solder pads ripped off it shouldn't be to tricky.
    I use an old floppy or IDE cable for the wiring. I have a metal end already soldered to the wires i used to do that many.

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    Yep had same problem and soldered it back on to rescue the data, worth a try

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