16 gig pen drive not recognized!

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

  1. 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. macrumors 601

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    #2
    Sounds like your USB drive failed.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Aw that's bad :(
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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

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