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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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Re: Laptop has died
« 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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Re: Laptop has died
« 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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