Connecting two laptops

  Mingey123 21:16 19 Sep 2007


I have a damaged laptop (children jumping up and down on it) that I need to transfer some photos from it to my new laptop. The damaged laptop can be booted up and works as normal but the two USB ports are damaged along with the lid.

I need some advice as to the best way to transfer these photos and data??

Many Thanks

  interzone55 21:20 19 Sep 2007

Do both laptops have a network socket, if so the easiest way is to connect them both with a crossover cat5 cable, set up a simple network and move the data across.

Another method, if you are going to junk a damaged laptop is to remove the hard drive and insert it into an external drive caddy suitable for 2.5" drives, these are quite cheap nowadays.

  woodchip 21:22 19 Sep 2007

You could Take the drive out and fit it in a 2.5ins caddy then plug it into usb on other laptop. You could also use this as a backup drive.

If you get a caddy it's a easy job as Laptop drives do not have jumpers and no power supply, they just work from USB. That's assuming the new Laptop is at least XP

  Mingey123 13:05 20 Sep 2007

Excellent....I will try using a cat5 cable first and hopefully this should do the trick.

Thanks for your help.

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