16 gig pen drive not recognized!

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

  1. viperguy macrumors 6502


    Nov 3, 2005
    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 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
  3. viperguy thread starter macrumors 6502


    Nov 3, 2005
  4. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
    you used time machine on a 16gb drive? not good. that might've ruined it
  5. marchelyx macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2009
    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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