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I know the pics are not that great but any help will be appreciated, my old lap top fell out of my truck. It was basically crushed but I managed to dig out the hard drive, how can I retrieve the data if at all from my PC?




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Edited by Arrowslinger - 2/7/11 at 3:42pm
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Don't see any pic's. Anyhoo, did you try plugging it into another computer to see if it still functions?
    
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Don't see any pic's. Anyhoo, did you try plugging it into another computer to see if it still functions?
Cant see them?

Anyway the connections in back are different from the IDE connectors in my pc, just looking for a way if any (cable purchase) where I can see the data on my desktop.
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if it fell out of a truck (how the heck did that happen btw) then it will prob not work, but u can laways try pluging it in and seeing
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if it fell out of a truck (how the heck did that happen btw) then it will prob not work, but u can laways try pluging it in and seeing
I had it up on top but as I got in forgot to grab it as I got in, it slide across four lanes of traffic where a semi tire found it

Lucky it was my old (10 years old) machine, the connectors on the hard drive are not like IDE in my desktop, so I just cant plug it in
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Give it to some company? What model is it?

Some clever computer mechanic should be able to retrieve your data. Just need the right tools.
Edited by Gothiq - 2/7/11 at 3:21pm
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Cant see them?

Anyway the connections in back are different from the IDE connectors in my pc, just looking for a way if any (cable purchase) where I can see the data on my desktop.
Nope, can't see any pictures--make sure you go through the "attachments" option in your post.

The laptop either has a smaller IDE connection, or it's SATA--if you have a computer store near you, you should be able to easily find an external drive enclosure (or the appropriate "laptop-to-desktop" cable connector).

I'm with ShortySmalls, I wouldn't be too optimistic that it's still functioning, but cables are pretty cheap--no harm in trying.
    
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post #8 of 26
That looks like it has one of those stupid adaptors on it that Dell uses. You can pull that off, and get an IDE to Laptop IDE thing for your desktop.

http://www.cablestogo.com/product.as...=906&sku=17705
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Pics work fine for me. You'll need an adaptor of sorts. I remember having to use one ages ago when I was copying data off an old laptop drive. I'm afraid I can't recall what the name was though. Good luck!
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post #10 of 26
it will be mini IDE, you could solder the ide connectors on if you need the data tonight, or buy an ataptor
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