Here’s a clever hack that can turn your old USB flash drive into a new one by inserting it in a USB cable. I personally have a bunch of USB flash drives where the chain has broken off, this hack will help me revive those into my keychain again.
The casing of the USB drive started to crack at some places, so I was planing to make a case replacement anyway. It doesn’t matter really how you put the circuit board out, as long as it’s intact for transplant. Also, verify the length and width of the circuit board to make sure it fits inside the USB connector.