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Soldered USB Memory Stick

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 ... read more

Posted in Data Recovery on 15th May 2018


USB Pen Drive Repair

Amazingly we managed to recover all 5.5Gb from this USB memory stick! The USB plug had been completely ripped from the circuit board which had in turn detached two of the four solder points where the USB plug is attached. This meant that a repair was exctremely delicate and required the circuit board tracers to ... read more

Posted in Data Recovery on 19th February 2017


Temporary Fix for Broken Android Touchscreen

This is Dave from Rye Van and Rural Vehicle Servicing Ltd. Dave’s looking pretty smug because he solved his faulty touchscreen on his smart phone by purchasing a USB adapter and plugging in a USB optical mouse! This is great! Especially as we hate repairing Sony smart phones! ... read more

Posted in Smartphone Repairs on 5th June 2015

Locked Out of Windows

Locked Out of Windows?

If you’ve forgotten or lost your Windows password, you may think that you’ll have to reinstall Windows and lose all your data. This is not necessarily the case. A recent client was in this exact situation and we successfully removed his password using the following technique. Prepare a Linux Live CD or USB Dongle (we ... read more

Posted in Laptop Repairs on 14th October 2012


Run out of USB Ports?

Are you struggling to share your computer’s limited USB ports with all the USB devices you own and frequently become more entangled in wires when swapping plugs around at the back of the computer? Or perhaps you already have an external USB hub to solve this problem but are fed up with the mess of ... read more

Posted in Desktop Repairs, Upgrades on 28th February 2012