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[SOLVED] SD Card Recovery & Repair

If your SD card is no longer functional you need to send it to a data recovery company. Here are some common faults to look at before trying to fix or repair your damaged SD card. With the exception of…

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[SOLVED] SanDisk Flash Drive Recovery

If your flash drive is no longer functional you need to send it to a data recovery company. Here are some common diagnostic tips for SanDisk Cruzer failures including broken connectors, damaged components, and firmware corruption. SanDisk flash drives are…

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[FIXED] SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 (CZ80) Died

We received an unresponsive SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 (CZ80) flash drive that heats up when plugged into a computer. The computer didn’t recognize the flash drive and the LED didn’t blink. After opening the SanDisk flash drive and diagnosing the…

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Mystery BGA-149 NAND Chip

We have seen a few of these BGA-149 NAND chips in Verbatim flash drives from China. At first, they look like eMMC chips but they are actually custom NAND chips. Toshiba’s marketing material says they’re BGA-153 and intended for “high…

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Monolithic Flash Recovery

Monolithic devices encase all their components inside a single chip vs. traditional flash devices where all the components are separate. When flash devices fail sometimes it's necessary to read the flash memory chip however since the memory chip is encased…

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Recovering Deleted Pictures

There are a few "PRO" file recovery programs like R-Studio used by data recovery companies, but there are some lesser known free applications that are just as good. In this video, I show how to use Image Explorer from Soft-Center…

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