Recovering Files from Snapped USB Memory Stick

Another day … another broken USB thumb drive. This time the USB plug had been completely snapped off when it was knocked whilst plugged into a laptop.

We carefully removed the plastic casing from the device and soldered a usb lead to the circuit points exposed by the damage. This allowed the drive to be seen by a computer and we were able to recover 1.5Gb of data desperately required for a university course.