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Sandisk Cruzer 4G U3 won't work.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by darkmoonchild, Oct 14, 2008.

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  1. darkmoonchild

    darkmoonchild Thread Starter

    Oct 14, 2008
    I recently purchased a Sandisk Micro Cruzer 4G with U3 formatting. I downloaded a lot of information of it and used it for several days before the device stopped working all together. It has a light that indicates power on it and while using it one day the folder closed and the light turned off. Since that moment I haven't been able to re-open the flashdrive.

    I've only used it in my laptop- which runs Windows XP Service Pack2. My laptop still recognizes other flashdrives and the usb ports seem to be functioning normally.

    There were a couple of things out of the ordinary though, when I used the cruzer. The flashdrive overheats and our AVG virus protection kept detecting a threat on the flashdrive itself. It only popped up when the stick was plugged in.

    I have already browsed the forums and looked at other people's answers and tried all the suggestions. The stick does not show up using Device Management, re-booting the computer doesn't work, and it isn't listed under My Computer. So if anyone else knows how to make this stupid thing work--- PLEASE help me!!!! I would really like my files back since I cannot replace them. :(:confused::(
  2. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge

    Apr 10, 2000
    Hmmm . . . No backup. Must not have been anything important on it.

    Best hope: Contact the manufacturer and see if they offer a data recovery service.
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