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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.
laptop sata drives don't need an adapter, they are the same hookup as a plain desktop sata drive. Just so you know in the future.
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What you need is an external to internal HDD adapter. I got a rosewill one from newegg a long time ago, and I'm really happy with it. It's a pain having a power cord that goes from the outlet to the hard drive, and then another cord going from the drive to the USB port, but it works well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-152-_-Product

Here's the link. To use it properly, plug the power into the hard drive, then plug the adapter into the hard drive. Turn the power on, let it spin up for a few seconds (I wait about 10 seconds), THEN plug it into your usb drive. You may need to load the drivers for the adapter, but I didn't have to.

If you can't get it to work using this, I'd say the drive is toast. A last ditch effort would be to stick it in the freezer over night with the freezer set to maximum freeze. After a day, pull it out and immediately hook it up to your adapter and fire it up. YES condensation will kill it, but if it's dead already then you're just bricking a brick. I have seen this trick work to get read/write heads unstuck from the platter, but it has been a few years, and it wasn't a laptop hard drive.

Hope I've been helpful.

EDIT -- Pics work for me. Looks like the drive escaped being crushed, so there is still hope, albeit slim...
Edited by Razinhail - 2/7/11 at 3:33pm
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Plug into to your computer, duh. Just buy an IDE, 2.5" drive enclosure for the drive.
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laptop sata drives don't need an adapter, they are the same hookup as a plain desktop sata drive. Just so you know in the future.
Yeah, I know--but I guess from my previous post, it sounded like you'd need an adapter for that--I meant you'd need the IDE cable, or you'd need an external enclosure regardless of connection type.
    
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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!
Weird, I'm totally not seeing pictures anywhere.

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Weird, I'm totally not seeing pictures anywhere.
That happens. Keep refreshing the page.
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YES AN ENCLOSURE! The drive had a cover connector over the sata connections my fault for not taking the bracket off to look

Off to radio shack!
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YES AN ENCLOSURE! The drive had a cover connector over the sata connections my fault for not taking the bracket off to look

Off to radio shack!
Im pretty sure that drive is IDE ,not sata.
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Im pretty sure that drive is IDE ,not sata.
Your right excited hoping I can recover the data
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Your right excited hoping I can recover the data
If the hard drive was off when the laptop hit the ground, it should be just fine. Most hard drives can withstand up to like 300G's of force when they are off. It is when they are on that you get damage from movement and dropping.

I linked that PC IDE to laptop IDE connector earlier in the thread. Try that incase Radioshack doesn't have what you want.
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