My HP laptop dates back to around 2004. It is loaded with windows office professional (XP I think) I have upgraded the hard drive recently with two new drives so it has 160 gig of memory. It works fine when I can get it to switch on, but more often than not it will not fire up. I have spent money on trying to have it fixed but it is no better.
I am thinking of taking out the hard drives and getting them set up in an external hard drive so I can use them via USB as additional memory and ditching the old HP. If I do this, how will I know what type of hard drive holder to purchase and what do I search for on line? Also how do I go about getting the hard drives out of the machine?
Will these hard drives then be compatible with a small Samsung N130 netbook we have? Once I get this far I will have more questions.
Thanks for yr reply. Model No is HP Compaq nx5000 Service Tag is Cnx5000UP150X540WCI51P AUST. I wish I could get it to work as is a great machine. It starts up then turns off before full startup is complete. Any ideas about what sort of fault this is?
Failing that will take out the hard drives which were put in new in around 2007. One is still almost empty, the other barely used.
Are there any other parts which are usable to your knowledge? ie DVD Rom, screen etc?