Do you see this scorch mark?

That’s why your USB stick doesn’t work any more.

The lesson here, I’m afraid, is that if you’re going to save work on a USB stick, buy a higher quality one than the rebranded junk they sell at Boots.


Kudos to the student this belonged to for letting me keep it to take a photo for the blog.

About The Angry Technician

The Angry Technician is an experienced IT professional in the UK education sector. Normally found in various states of annoyance on his blog. All views are those of his imaginary pet dog, Howard.

3 responses to “Do you see this scorch mark?”

  1. Giles says :

    Worth trying to bridge that resistor? I’d give it a go…

  2. AngryTechnician says :

    Not really. The student wasn’t overly bothered about losing the one file he was after, he simply shrugged and said he would re-type it.

  3. Giles says :

    Fair enough :) Usually happens to the most important members of staff here – after suffering with an intermittant problem for ‘weeks’ hoping that it would just stop happening!

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