USB drive failure

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by jcim05, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. jcim05

    jcim05 OSNN Junior Addict

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    i broke my usb thumb drives casing and i wasnt to get the data off it. does anyone know the wire colors for the plug?
     
  2. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Inside the thumb drive? That is going to vary by manufacturer. If they followed standards...

    Red +5V
    Black Gnd/Rtn
    ??? Data +
    ??? Data -

    If you get the +5V and Gnd right you can guess at the other 2 with no risk of damage.

    Here's every pin out you ever wanted to know.
    http://www.networktechinc.com/technote.html
     
  3. jcim05

    jcim05 OSNN Junior Addict

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    awesome link.. it helped alot. thanks!