16 gig pen drive not recognized!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by viperguy, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. viperguy macrumors 6502

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    Hi all!
    Last week I happened to buy a new 16 gig pen drive to backup important stuff... then I started using time machine and everything was OK till today. Now whenever I pop in the flash drive to the USB port, my macbook won't recognize it and after a few seconds the drive will get really, really insanely-absurdely hot to the point that I will remove it afraid of something worse happening.
    Tried on my PC usb ports as well but the drive isn't recognized too..
    Is there anything I could do to try to fix it? :confused:
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 601

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  3. viperguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    you used time machine on a 16gb drive? not good. that might've ruined it
     
  5. marchelyx macrumors newbie

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    My pen drive suddenly stopped working. No computer is recognizing it. How to extract my data from it?
    I inserted my pen drive into usb port of my friend's computer. Computer did not recognize pen drive and it was very hot when i ejected it. After that incident i,ve tried pen drive on difeerent computers but its not being recognized. Pl help me and tell me the way to extract my data.
     

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