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Adapter for laptop HD?

snocross1985

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I had a Compaq laptop that died about a year ago. Well, I finally realized that I need some of the info off of the hard drive. Problem is, I cannot start the laptop it was in. So, I took it out to see if I could plug the HD into my new laptop (Toshiba). No luck. The connector on the Compaq's HD is different. I have a connector that will adapt the HD in my toshiba to a desktop, but it will not work on the one from the Compaq. Anyone know how I can get the stuff of this HD? Pictures below are of the hard drive I want to access from my old Compaq laptop:


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Howard

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snocross1985

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Yup. You were right, Howard. Pulled it right off and there were the standard pins. Thanks again. :thumbsup:
 




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very simple get a 2.5 to 3.5 HD adapter and you can grab the data off a desktop or find a ez-gig expansion card or similar for the laptop.

The adapter looks like this..
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snocross1985

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Yup, got one of those. Hooked it up to my PC and all is well. Thanks guys!
 




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we use those things constantly at work, had a few go up in smoke *scary when a customers hard drive is connected to it*
 




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