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Laptop has died
« on: July 26, 2020, 04:17:06 PM »
My laptop has died......fell from a great height and is looking pretty sad.
Question is.....I've ordered an adapter cable ..sata to usb...can the hard drive I've taken out be easily accessed by my other laptop so I can transfer all my photos ? Will it see the hard drive just like an ordinary external hard drive ?
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Re: Laptop has died
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2020, 04:52:50 PM »
Question is.....I've ordered an adapter cable ..sata to usb...can the hard drive I've taken out be easily accessed by my other laptop so I can transfer all my photos ? Will it see the hard drive just like an ordinary external hard drive ?

Is should as long as you didn't encrypt it. I'd go to a computer store and get a caddy/case for it and install it in that.
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Re: Laptop has died
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2020, 04:58:42 PM »
You know the rules. Thread is worthless without pics

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Re: Laptop has died
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2020, 05:24:24 PM »
You know the rules. Thread is worthless without pics

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Ha ha...looks surprisingly normal to look at, but screen is cracked all over and the case is splitting at the seams. A photo won't show much ?
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Re: Laptop has died
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2020, 05:27:04 PM »
Is should as long as you didn't encrypt it. I'd go to a computer store and get a caddy/case for it and install it in that.

Is that so I can use it after removing the files I want ?
No, I didn't encrypt it...not even sure what it means let alone know how to do it ?  ;D
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Re: Laptop has died
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2020, 05:29:07 PM »
Ha ha...looks surprisingly normal to look at, but screen is cracked all over and the case is splitting at the seams. A photo won't show much ?
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Re: Laptop has died
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2020, 05:31:15 PM »
Is that so I can use it after removing the files I want ?

Yup, you can put it in a case and then plug it in via USB to any computer.
https://www.centrecom.com.au/orico-25-usb30-hard-drive-enclosure-black
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Re: Laptop has died
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2020, 05:46:52 PM »
Yup, you can put it in a case and then plug it in via USB to any computer.
https://www.centrecom.com.au/orico-25-usb30-hard-drive-enclosure-black

I've got an external hard drive....even has most of my photos on it...but been slack and haven't added approx the last 2 yrs worth.
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Re: Laptop has died
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2020, 05:54:59 PM »
I've got an external hard drive....even has most of my photos on it...but been slack and haven't added approx the last 2 yrs worth.

$20-30 investment for the convenience of plugging it in whenever you like in case you forget/remember other files you need.
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Re: Laptop has died
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2020, 06:09:49 PM »
$20-30 investment for the convenience of plugging it in whenever you like in case you forget/remember other files you need.

Yeh, good point. If it downloads OK I might then buy a case....then I'll have 2 drives !!
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Re: Laptop has died
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2020, 06:17:42 PM »
How much Porn did you lose Greg
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Re: Laptop has died
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2020, 06:38:22 PM »
How much Porn did you lose Greg
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Ha ha...none...I don't download that sort of stuff. Might watch it but don't download it !!  ;D

Photos is the only thing I can think of that's important !

Spent most of today personalising the other win10 laptop up to standard. Passwords etc etc....still don't like the ease of use of it....or lack of !
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Re: Laptop has died
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2020, 06:45:51 PM »
Fair call mate, just having a giggle.
I've used an external HD for years,  connected to my router so all devices can be backed up and stuff can be accessed as long as I have internet connection.
When it comes to the Tablet and Phone(Samsung) they are set to backup automatically to My website and cloud.
It's a bugger of a lesson to learn, I lost a ton of stuff a few years back, even back up my website every month.

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Re: Laptop has died
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2020, 08:33:13 AM »
but screen is cracked all over

Gave the young bloke my notebook to take to school a number of years ago ::)

He swears black & blue he didn't do anything, but within a week it came home like this :'(

We assume it was sitting in his pack & somebody either kicked it or sat on it :'( >:(

Was able to get the screen replaced OK though, so it's now a go away unit, rather than taking a full-size laptop.

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Re: Laptop has died
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2020, 09:56:52 PM »
Got the spare laptop working...mostly....
Printer worked fine with win7, even though I was only running one cartridge ( black)....but no, not with win10....says it has no ink ? Maybe it sees the other empty cartridge space and doesn't want to play ?

Win10 has done an update this arvo and the mouse works fine but the trackpad has gone haywire ?
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Re: Laptop has died
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2020, 11:11:06 AM »
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I've ordered an adapter cable ..sata to usb
That should do the job.  You don't necessarily need an enclosure as D4D suggests.

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Re: Laptop has died
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2020, 02:14:55 PM »
That should do the job.  You don't necessarily need an enclosure as D4D suggests.

I've got it in a small glad bag atm, after downloading the photos, it might stay in the bag yet !
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Re: Laptop has died
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2020, 07:07:16 PM »
Win10 has done an update this arvo and the mouse works fine but the trackpad has gone haywire ?
My laptop also did wierd things on Windows 10. Took me a while to figure it was the driver for the trackpad.  I installed older drivers and fixed the problem.
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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2020, 09:54:39 PM »
My laptop also did wierd things on Windows 10. Took me a while to figure it was the driver for the trackpad.  I installed older drivers and fixed the problem.

Where did you get the older drivers from.?
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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2020, 10:29:32 PM »
I've got it in a small glad bag atm, after downloading the photos, it might stay in the bag yet !
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Not the best enclosure to be carrying or storing a device like a harddisk in.

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« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2020, 10:46:12 PM »
I've got it in a small glad bag atm, after downloading the photos, it might stay in the bag yet !
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Not the best enclosure to be carrying or storing a device like a harddisk in.

Nah, probably not, but when/if I get my photos off it, I may not care too much !!  8)
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Re: Laptop has died
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2020, 02:20:11 PM »
Where did you get the older drivers from.?

I just googled them. It was a while ago and like normal I forgot to write it down somewhere.
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Re: Laptop has died
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2020, 04:24:28 PM »
OK all you smarter people than me....I have hooked up the old hard drive out of my stuffed laptop, but it doesn't show any picture folder.
Are my 1,000's of pictures still there or have they somehow not been saved to the hard drive ?
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Re: Laptop has died
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2020, 04:32:23 PM »
OK all you smarter people than me....I have hooked up the old hard drive out of my stuffed laptop, but it doesn't show any picture folder.
Are my 1,000's of pictures still there or have they somehow not been saved to the hard drive ?
Might be under a user profile folder...

Try just searching for *.jpg on that drive and see what comes up...


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Re: Laptop has died
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2020, 04:42:50 PM »
have you run a check on the harddrive itself? is it full of bad sectors?

where exactly are you looking?
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