USB doesn't work all of a sudden on PC and Mac please help me!

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ratchel2012 Posts 1 Registration date Friday December 14, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 14, 2012 - Dec 14, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Ambucias Posts 47359 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 - Dec 14, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Hello,

Usually I can troubleshoot my own computer problems, but this time around I need someones help.
My USB stick was working only yesterday. Today when I plugged it into my PC at work, nothing happened. Usually there is a sound when I plug it in, but today there was nothing. I cannot find it in Device Manager (all my USB ports are working just fine apparently) and I cannot find it when I try opening it through Windows "RUN". I then went and plugged it into my personal laptop (MacBook Pro), and it didn't show up there either (but it usually works)!

Is there ANY way to revive my USB stick??? I'm at my wits end.

Thanks,

Rachael

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Ambucias Posts 47359 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,238
Dec 14, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Hi

This type of issue is usually due to a physical damage, usually occuring when removing the device before closing the port. In such a case the stick cannot be repaired.

Sorry
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