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  1. reluctantsquirrel

    reluctantsquirrel

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    i have a thumb drive that lost its casing long long ago. there was a piece that broke off from the circuit board and i have zero idea what it couldve been. i also dont recall who made the thumb drive but there is some writing on what i assume is the processor and the storage. i have uploaded a picture and circled where the piece is missing from. if no one could answer my question here, i would appreciate being pointed to another forum or site that could help; actually anything at all would be helpful. i can say that the device manager nor the disk management console recognizes the drive.
     

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  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    It's possibly a crystal. I can't think why you'd need one, but the form factor is the same as many 32.768kHz "watch" crystals.
     
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  3. Martaine2005

    Martaine2005

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    Hi reluctantsqirrel,
    Steve is correct. It is indeed a crystal oscillator. Probably 12Mhz for usb timing.
    Judging by the two legs, it will also be the cylindrical type too.


    [​IMG]

    Martin
     
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  4. CDRIVE

    CDRIVE Hauling 10' pipe on a Trek Shift3

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    The Dog ate it? :D

    Chris
     
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