Hi guys, a friend of mine has brought me a USB stick today on which he claims are some of the most important elements of his life. (I tried to persuade him that keeping stuff like this on USB was a bad idea and that he should back up to the cloud, but he is an older guy and slightly wary of anything that's 'new').
The problem is that the front connector part was quite badly crushed. The rest of it appears to be fully intact. All of the solder points appear to be sound and there is no other physical signs of damage that I can see. (Please see images.) Outwardly this looks like a straightforward fix. I have cut an old USB cable and stripped the wires back. This has revealed 4 wires, which are red, green, black and white. I have cut the old connector off with the intention of soldering these pin-outs to these wires.
However I am a little confused about which pinouts and which wires are which? I have marked one corner of the USB stick with red marker pen. Hopefully you can see from these images that the pinout near the red marker point is labelled 'USB1'. (The writing is very small however.)
Can anyone offer any advice? Starting from the red corner, what order should these wires be attached in? Also does anyone feel that rather than soldering, simple crocodile clips might work in this case? Thanks!