I'm currently troubleshooting a friend's USB-stick. But I can't seem to find the problem. I'm doing this over a chat, so I have no physical access to the device.
The device is a TakeMS USB2.0 stick. It shows no other numbers or names, and we couldn't find the stick on their website. The stick does not show up in compmgmt.msc, nor do we get a message when plugging the stick in. We can't tell if the device is actually completely broken. There's no light that shows drive activity.
Other PC's don't recognize the USB-stick. It has been tried on both W7 and WXP.
The person think it might be because of moisture that has gotten into the device. Will drying be enough to recover it? If moisture isn't the problem, what else can I try? File recovery programs?
EDIT: We tried TestDisk and PhotoRec. The disk doesn't show up there either.
EDIT2: We've found a way to recover the files. What the person needed had been printed out before and could possibly be scanned via OCR software. Though, I'd still like to fix the stick.