So I used to use my storage expansion card (250GB) to occasionally move data back and forth between two laptops. My other laptop started having some USB-C issues and no device (dock, USB hub, etc.) was working on those ports so I tried my storage expansion card there. I thought I caught a whiff of something burning but it was really faint. Fast-forward a few days later I notice the storage card is not detected in my Framework either. Running a simple USB diagnostic showed “overcurrent condition” on the device.
I took the card apart, and saw two scorch marks on the inside plastic, along with two burnt chips but the storage chip looks fine. Any advice?
I’m okay with writing this one off, or attempting a repair, but my soldering skills probably aren’t good enough to do the repair and my experience in this problem isn’t enough to say if it’s worth it to even try. I would like to have the data off of it, but if I can’t get it I’ll just chalk it up to me not doing my due diligence in keeping backups.