Jump drive cause of failure
Most of the Jump drives, Thumb drives I have
ran across that don't work are usually
due to broken solder joints. I believe this is mostly due to
I believe there are probably some with poor soldering.
I have come across two Jump drives I could not repair. This is because one had been
ran over by a car and the other had been left in the rain then
plugged into the USB port.
TIP- Never apply power to any electronic
device that is wet or has condensation on it.
Let the device set in a warm area for a few hours or days before
If possible take the device apart and dry out all the moisture.
Do not disassemble
the device if it will void your warranty or can hurt you.
- Plugging your Thumb drive in and out incorrectly.
When your Jump drive is not inserted
or pulled out straight, you are putting unnecessary pressure
on the solder joints causing them
- Slinging your Jump drive by its rope on your
finger and then it suddenly goes flying across
the room and bouncing off the wall or your friends head.
- Forgetting you have the Jump drive plugged
in the USB port on the front or side of your
computer and hit it with your leg causing a nasty cracking sound.
(I did this once to my
Lexar Thumb drive. It is a terrible sad sound.)
drive damaged from routine use.
I am assuming incorrectly inserting and removing has caused
this drive to fail.
The cracks in the
solder will appear a dull silver color when viewed with
a magnifying glass.