Extracting files from laptop hardrive.

  ashdav 23:07 11 Jul 2008

I have a friend who's laptop has given up the ghost due to a thunderstorm.
It was plugged into the charger but not switched on at the time.

The plan is to copy personal files from the hardrive after having removed it from the laptop.
Anyone know of a cable/adapter to connect it to a desktop via USB or IDE ?
This will be a one off operation so I don't need a caddy or such like.

  ashdav 23:08 11 Jul 2008

Links to shop sites would be useful rather than "use cable XYZ" thx

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:25 11 Jul 2008

click here

USB to IDE adaptor

picked mine up from a computer fair for £7 (doesn't do sata)

google for cheaper prices

  ashdav 23:32 11 Jul 2008

Thx Fruit Bat /\0/\
There was a link to Scan Computers on your post which is perfect as I have an account with them.

  Pa816 23:37 11 Jul 2008
  ashdav 23:46 11 Jul 2008

Thx Pa816 I have an account with them too.

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