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DELL INSPIRON E1505 NOTEBOOK (Motherboard/ Hard Drive Problems)

My laptop won't turn on. It knocks out the indicator light on the adapter when I plug it up. The battery is good, at 80%. So I tried to turn the computer on using the battery only. It still did not turn on.  A Dell tech person diagnosed over the phone that the problem was my motherboard. He also estimated that it would cost in the neighborhood of $400-$500 for a new motherboard & service.  Well I might as well buy a new laptop, Right?
In the Meantime, I need to get some documents off of my hard drive.  I tried to transfer the documents to my desktop computer and encountered another issue.  There is no icon for the Dell drive, so I can not open it.  I checked the device manager and it shows that the dell drive is there, but how can I open it to get my important information out?

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  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    where can I find the instruction on how remove and replace motherboard for a dell inspiron e1505

  • Eric Smale
    Eric Smale May 11, 2010

    How did you hook up the drive?

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You have 2 solutions here, basically.

1 - Buy an external hard drive enclosure for laptop hard drive and connect that via USB to your desktop. After that, Windows should pick it up as an external drive, like a USB stick.

2 - If you can get the computer to turn on, you can connect the laptop and desktop together via network card (ethernet cable) with a CrossOver cable. You'd set the desktop IP settings statically to 192.168.1.1, 255.255.255.0, 192.168.1.1 and the laptop to 192.168.1.2, 255.255.255.0, 192.168.1.1. Then you'd just browse from one to the other by \\<computername>\c$, log in if it asks, and copy what you need.

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