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Old 03-13-2010, 07:01 PM   #1
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Exclamation Laptop with a dead screen...need to transfer the data off the hdd...how?

The screen is completely dead...I was thinking of a way to take out the hdd in a hookup with a external and connect that to the new drive and grab the data but i'm not sure what type of hookups are needed and I don't believe I have the hardware to do that, but would it be possible to take the 2 laptops, connect via a crossover cable and go in and transfer the data to the new laptop that way?
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:04 PM   #2
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Just plug a standard desktop monitor in if its the LCD.

If its the GPU, then I would use a usb to sata converter. OR just plug it into the SATA port in your desktop with a standard SATA cable and SATA power from the PSU.
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Just plug a standard desktop monitor in if its the LCD.

If its the GPU, then I would use a usb to sata converter. OR just plug it into the SATA port in your desktop with a standard SATA cable and SATA power from the PSU.
Thanks...I knew I was having a duuurr moment...Can't believe I didn't think of using a desktop monitor and yeah actually I am not sure if it is the LCD or if it's the GPU. I'll have to check it out when I get it...Not sure if I have a usb to sata converter...but I could plug it into the sata port in my desktop most likely...it would just show up like I added a regular drive?
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You would need a way to power the drive, and the laptop may not take the desktop monitor because it may not see it and you would have to switch it using fn+f8 to get it to come up. Back to the drive you can buy a 2.5, 3.5 sata to ide adpater or 2.5 sata adapter it comes with a power for the drive and the sata connection for the drive it will then plug in through your usb port and will show up like an external drive gl
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Typically if you boot with a new monitor installed, it will mirror the original.
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not always i we just recently bought one of our user's a latitude e5500 with an eport replicator and i was going to setup dual monitor's on it but the replicator did not support dual external monitor hookup, so i was just going to have them use the external display and the laptop display and it would not pick it up even after a restart had to configure it. So it may or may not work depends.
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