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Erasing hard drive on dead notebook

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pdeinc, Apr 26, 2004.

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  1. pdeinc

    pdeinc Thread Starter

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    I'm selling a dead notebook (Sony F270) that still has personal data and files on the hard drive. I replaced it with a newer Sony (FXA48) and doubt that I can simply switch hard drives to gain access.

    What would you suggest?

    PS I don't really want to buy a bunch of adapter cables (power & data) to hook it to a desktop but the only other option I can think of is a big magnet. I didn't really want to erase the OS and applications, kind of diminishes the value to the buyer.
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    I think you can buy an adapter for about $3 or $4 to connect it to your pc and erase it from there.
     
  3. pdeinc

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    Thanks, it's certainly worth a few bucks to make it happen. I'll go look for one tomorrow
     
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    $5+ is fine actually, it's more the availability at one of the local cables stores that concerns me more. What about power, won't I need another adapter cable for that? I've not pulled the drive yet (or any other notebook hard drive) so I haven't seen to power connector.
     
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  7. pdeinc

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    thanks guys, I'll go look for one at lunch today.
     
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