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« on: January 02, 2007, 02:00:44 am »

My laptop is broken but I need to get all the information off the hard drive. How would I go about this.

P.S. My laptop can't charge, but if it could charge it would work
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2007, 02:02:28 am »

See if you can't get an adapter so that you don't need the battery to keep it going.
Or see if a friend has a laptop very similar and see if you can't use gmail to transmit a few gigabytes at a time to a new place.
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2007, 02:05:50 am »

many laptop are able to run w/o the battery in it. try taking the battery out and wsee if it'll run off AC
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2007, 02:08:11 am »

the female part of the AC broke off. thats why I cant charge it. Any other ideas
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2007, 02:08:50 am »

Buy an adapter.
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2007, 02:12:11 am »

the female part of the AC broke off. thats why I cant charge it. Any other ideas
you're pretty much SOL, unless it's on the adapter itself, in which case you can buy a new adapter
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2007, 02:13:46 am »

thats not good news. Can you transfer Hard Drives in laptops. Serves me right for buying a product i cant fix myself
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2007, 02:16:15 am »

Laptops have very little compatibility. If you can find another laptop of the exact same make & model, then yes, it'll fit.
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2007, 02:24:03 am »

wrong. laptop hard drives are standardized. you can get an external drive enclosure off Newegg or something and just plug the thing into another computer like an external HD
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2007, 02:24:42 am »

good to here how much is that gonna cost me
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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2007, 02:27:46 am »

depends. anywhere from $30 for a cheezy one to a hundred bucks for a l33t one. I used a setup like that to get the TW server files Wink

Anyhow, be very careful handling hard drives, they are very sensitive pieces of machinery. If you have a computer nerd friend, call him/her and have them help you.
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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2007, 02:30:04 am »

i put together my desktop but ive always been afraid of opening my laptop
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2007, 02:33:43 am »

oh, it's no biggy, just be careful not to bend the pins on the drive and you'll be ok. if you bend the pins, you're sol
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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2007, 02:35:04 am »

will any enclosure be compatible with my my powerbook harddrive
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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2007, 02:39:34 am »

powerbook? wtf... well, you've got make sure it's for the proper HD size, and that it's IDE or SATA. you will be able to find an enclosure to fit your drive, but not all enclosures will work.
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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2007, 02:41:05 am »

wrong. laptop hard drives are standardized. you can get an external drive enclosure off Newegg or something and just plug the thing into another computer like an external HD
Seriously, they're standardized? I have 3 laptops, all different ages, and none of the HDs are even close to compatable. Is the standardization new? Because you'd think it'd be hard to standardize that sort of thing, considering the space-saving technology is still advancing...
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« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2007, 02:43:04 am »

thanks. yeah my powerbook g4, makes a nice paperweight
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