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How do I get data from a laptop HDD

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My HP dv7 died. Just wont turn on after a couple of power surges. My question is how I can get the data from the old HDD. I already have the drive out of the computer, but I need to know how to connect it to my main computer to harvest the data. Included below is a picture of the connections. The sATA seems pretty straightforward, but the power connection I have no idea about, and it would seem that plugging the sATA into a powered sATA port would most likely fry the drive? I really don't know, which is why I am asking for the expertise of you guys.

Sorry the pic is a bit blurry, but I think someone with any experience with this will know exactly what I am talking about.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 7
Just plug it in to your system using SATA cables and power leads as a secondary drive,
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post #3 of 7
It's just standard SATA power and SATA data.
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I think I know what you mean, I had forgotten that my PSU had that type of power connector, thanks I will update later how it went.
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post #5 of 7
Laptop SATA drives are the same as a regular desktop drive, just smaller. Just hook it up like you would a desktop drive.

You are lucky the drive wasn't an older IDE drive, as that one wouldn't hook up without some sort of adapter.
post #6 of 7
Like everyone else has said, just the same way you'd connect a normal hard drive. It's got the sata port and power port on laptop hard drives too.
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post #7 of 7
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Yeah I got all my data from the drive. Thanks guys. Just sucks because I had MS Office 2010 on that laptop, only have LibreOffice on the main machine LOL. Oh well.

Thanks again.
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