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Broken USB capacitor resistr transistor?

 
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des132435



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:58 pm    Post subject: Broken USB capacitor resistr transistor? Reply with quote

Evening guys n gals, I hope you are able to help.

I recently dropped my USB stick with loads of my uni work on, it wouldnt work when inserted in to my laptop and had a little rattle. Giving up hope I decided to take it apart and see if it was anything I could fix, nothing was loose and the rattle was still their but inside a cyclindrical transistor / resistor or something. I was hoping to be able to take this to my local Maplins to solder and replace it with a new one and hopefully fix it.

Trouble is I lost it! Does anyone have any idea what it could have been? I have tried buying a new stick, exact make and model but cant find one anywhere new or second hand. The manufacturer has no support or tech centre.

Having read a little about flash sticks I dont know if this is a capacitor or crytal resinator or what. it was quite large, 3 mils diameter and about 8 mills in lenght, tubular with metal casing attached by 2 wires to the PCB board. And obviously quite delicate inside coz this was the little bit which had the rattle.

I will try to upload a picture of the stick and the position of this mystery bit soon. The make and model is SumVision SV-U89

Thanks in advance

Des
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JonS



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

" dont know if this is a capacitor or crytal resinator or what"

Nor will anyone else unless they're privy to the manufacturers drawings. I doubt if SumVision are the makers - they probably buy them from a contract manufacturer in China

I think you're wasting your time - the heat involved in desoldering / resoldering is probbaly going to fry the memory chip
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