A friend has a USB flash drive on which the SMD USB connector broke off. When it broke, it pulled the pad traces off the board with the solder. We are trying to think of a way to reconnect the traces long enough to recover the data on the drive. We thought of filling the gaps in the coating where the pads were with solder, but one of them has an indentation that I am afraid would make solder flow onto a nearly adjacent component.
Any ideas for making a temporary connection?