Connecting an old laptop hard drive to a Desktop to recover data.

troylight5000

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Apr 29, 2014
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I have a laptop that will not boot. I have removed the hard drive which I thought was the problem and I only briefly get the Dell bios screen for about a second and then nothing. I removed the hard drive and turned the machine back on thinking that the bios screen would give me an error or missing disc but I still have a black screen although I did get the 3 beeps meaning something had changed.

I would like to connect the laptop hard drive to my PC to see if the data is recoverable. How would I do this. This is an ATA type drive I believe. Any suggestions?
 

troylight5000

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Apr 29, 2014
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I have not posted in a forum before, so I am not sure if this is how you respond or not. Thanks for the quick answer and that is most likely my solution but I have to get the specific kind. My hard drive has a 22 pin adapter on it, so that would make it an IDE type instead of SATA correct?

 

troylight5000

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Apr 29, 2014
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Neither. I have only 22 pins on the drive and no power connection. I believe it is an IDE type and not ATA type. I did look on local big store and did see the connector for about $15
 

troylight5000

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Apr 29, 2014
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Yes. most closely resembles #2. I have the HD sitting on my desk at work but I have the adapter here and it appears to look like #2. Thanks again for all your help.
 
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