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?
ATA to USB converters are about US $2.39 / piece on amazon. (you can also look on Ebay, Newegg, etc. Your local WorstBuy will probably have one too.)
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?