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HELP!! Laptop fried, need data from Hard Drive

By carlty
Nov 24, 2007
  1. Hi folks. I hope someone on here can help me. As normal I've been searching all over this site for my answer but on this occasion can't find it!
    My laptop had a major power problem which was not repairable, and has now been replaced. I kept my hard drive as I have alot of info on there that is very important to me. A friend has a similar laptop to my fried one so I assumed if I connected the hard drive to it that I could save the data to a stick drive, but alas it wouldn't boot up with my drive in there.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am hoping now to connect it somehow to my desktop and recover the data that way - is that even possible? - Thanks for reading this.
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    Hello, carlty, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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    With regards to your problem, you can get a 2.5 to 3.5" converter so that you can connect your hard drive to your desktop pc as a slave drive and then copy your data off of it :)
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Or look into an external hard drive and connect the laptop drive that way.

    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
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