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oojamaflipper

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i broke the usb connector off my technika 512mb data stick, exposing the 4 metal pins. is it possible to attatch another connector or at least preserve the data stored in its memory?
 

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Hi oojamaflipper, and welcome to TSG.

It might be difficult to find an exact replacement plug.

If you are handy with a soldering iron and can spare a USB cable, you probably could cut an "A" end Plug off of the cable leaving a few inches of cable attached to the plug. Strip the jacket to expose the individual wires. Then strip each wire and solder it to where the pins attach to the board.

You can use a continuity tester to confirm which wire goes to each pin of the plug before attaching it to the board.
 

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wow thanks cwwozniak! this site is a real cool idea.. n a change from all the needless profanity and dumbed down hate that a lot of the net has these days.. yeah, so thanks..

ben
 

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You are very welcome. (y)

We try to keep this a family friendly site and "G" rated. Some of the postings in the community forums may include a few PG-17 ones.

If you try my suggestion, please come back and let us know how it turned out.

If you consider this issue addressed to your satisfaction, you can mark it closed with the button above your first post.
 
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Be careful not to get too much heat or you run the risk of frying the thing.
 
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