Tip of the day:
Never use needle-nose pliers to remove your memory card from your laptop. We received this card (pictured) after a client rang us to say that their memory card was stuck in the expansion slot. This was the end result and was brought in to us for #recovery.
As you can see, by using the pliers with such force, they have broken the memory chip and unfortunately this was not recoverable. All that was needed was a little TLC and some forethought and there would have been a happy ending.
Please, if your data is precious to you it is always recommended to seek the advice and assistance of a #specialist.