Water damaged USB 2.0 msd, is it junk?

By Baywolf
Oct 19, 2009
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  1. My USB 2.0 msd got water damage a couple weeks ago, seemed to work fine for about a week after drying, but recently, is not being recognized by the usb port as being plugged in, I only hear the clicking and the light green light flicker red then the clicking stops, and no driver letter. Is it junk?
  2. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Hang it out to dry for at least two or three weeks with the USB plug hanging down.

    Then try to run a FAT32 format... if that is not possible, then look for USB repair software... there are severa good ones you will find with a gurgle search... or try the website of the USB drive manufacturer if you can tell who made it... Sandisk has one that works with a lot of them.
  3. WinXPert

    WinXPert TechSpot Booster Posts: 527

    I had two USB flash drives that got water damaged during the flood here (in the Philippines). Didn't use it in a week. Both are working now with no data loss. My 2 USB bluetooths don't work anymore.
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