Cruzer Mini seems to get no power

By denomkrall
Apr 7, 2009
  1. I have a friend with a 1 Gig Cruzer mini USB key which was sent through the wash once and worked fine on a MAC after letting it dry out. It worked for about a week of being left plugged in but now when it is unplugged and plugged in elsewhere the LED does not power on nor does any computer recognize it.. Any suggestions or tricks i can pull to get her information back would be greatly appreciated.
  2. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    There is a (strong) chance that this thumb drive was damaged by the water event.

    You took a significant chance of damaging the computers by plugging it in to either of them.

    If I were you,
    I would start doing hardware diagnostics to make sure that the USB ports are not damaged!

    Someone else may know a safe way to try to access and retrieve data, but I don't .
    I would be inclined to just wirte off the drive (including contents) as a loss.

    That's my 2-cents worth, free of charge, for what its worth.
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