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Philips XVents Model f12dt HDD type

Please can someone tell me what type of disk drive this laptop had. I need to remove it and put it in a disk caddy to recover some data. So I need to know which connector type the disk had.

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  • broketop Feb 29, 2008

    Commanderzod that's great. I can take it from there and get it sorted.

    Again thanks for your help.


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You will need an adapter such as the one shown in the link below.
Let me know what area you live in I will let you know where to get one from.

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

  • Geoff Champion
    Geoff Champion Feb 29, 2008

    thanks for the feedback broketop.

    Anything else let me know. ;-)


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