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    How to connect a 2.5" laptop HDD to retrieve data

    I have a dead laptop - won't recharge, no battery power left.

    It's a Fujitsu Siemens ESPRIMO Mobile V5535.

    All I need to do is retrieve some files from the laptop, but what will I need to connect it to a desktop PC to copy the data across?

    I've already tried plugging it into another laptop so I could save off onto a USB pen but driver conflicts cause windows to fail to boot, is performing a windows recovery with the hard drive in question on the second laptop going to be the easiest method to fix this?

    Any thoughts appreciated.

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    Re: How to connect a 2.5" laptop HDD to retrieve data

    Boot in safe mode?

    If it's sata the connector is the same as desktop drive.

    You could get a USB case for it, or just a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter.

    This is popular and very flexible:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=550155

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    Re: How to connect a 2.5" laptop HDD to retrieve data

    Thanks for the reality check funkstar, yes its SATA, i just assumed it wouldn't have the right connections, attached to the PC now and transferring

    *facepalm*

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    Re: How to connect a 2.5" laptop HDD to retrieve data

    heehee

    easily done

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    Re: How to connect a 2.5" laptop HDD to retrieve data

    Take it out and Connect it to your Desktop PC using SATA data and power cables.

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    Re: How to connect a 2.5" laptop HDD to retrieve data

    Erm, thats what cptwhite did in his reply.

    Redundant posts ftw!

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