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how to save data onlaptop harddrive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by HeronGlass, Jan 7, 2006.

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  1. HeronGlass

    HeronGlass Thread Starter

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    My 14 month old two thousand dollar Gateway laptop just went belly up - I think it's a power problem and that the harddrive is ok, at least I'm praying for that. (I can't believe that I was so stupid about backing up - I nag everyone I know to do it regularly, and then I don't. :eek:) I'll send the machine in for repair but I urgently need some docs from it - is there a way to patch the laptops drive into my desktop? A friend suggests USB to USB and says it'll show up as another drive letter in My Computer. I wonder about a cable ribbon and call it a slave? Am I dreaming?
     
  2. xgerryx

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    You can buy an adapter to slave it to pc hdd or you can buy a usb enclosure for it for a few dollars.
     
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