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How do I get info out of a dead laptop inspiron 1150?

Inspiron 1150 old much loved lap top has some serious problems. It starts, but fails to get through its opening sequence and cuts out when the hard drive wants to start with a 'click'.
I have been told it is a main frame problem, will cost more to mend than it is worth.
I need to get the info off the hard disk. Documents, photographs etc
I've been shown how to unscrew the hard drive... then, what the hell do I do next?
I need another laptop? or pc? to plug old hard drive into make a copy?
Am stuck here. Advice much appreciated

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  • scgeraghty Feb 12, 2009

    Hi, I did that first. he said I should take the drive out, then he lost me. I think he said I should undo the hard drive, and plug the drive into another carriage of another machine and plug it in and copy it?????? I think there were several stages to what he suggested.

    Does that sound a possible solution. From what you've suggested it'll break when its taken out




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Go to any pc tech store, aka best buy, staples, etc...have them help you with your problem, if you open the HDD you will ruin it, and will not BE ABLE to retrieve data

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  • pcgeek08 Feb 13, 2009

    do you know if the HDD is SATA or IDE?

    IDE is a thin long black plug, usually with a gray flat cable

    SATA looks more like a USB cable

    you might have to find a PC that has both or either

    Oh, that guy at the tech store...he ripped you off, he only did it because he probably doesn't know how to remove it himself ;D

    do you have any other friends or stores that provide that service?



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