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    Laptop Hard Drive Cable

    Hi guys,

    Can someone link me to a cable that will allow me to connect this laptop hard drive to my Dell desktop so I can try and get the data off?

    Many thanks in advance,

    Dave.
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    Re: Laptop Hard Drive Cable

    Any model number information on the drive itself?

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    Re: Laptop Hard Drive Cable

    Yes, it's a Fujitsu MHT2040AT.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Laptop Hard Drive Cable

    Does that plastic connector come off the end of the drive?

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    Re: Laptop Hard Drive Cable

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Does that plastic connector come off the end of the drive?
    No it doesn't. Firmly stuck on.

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    Re: Laptop Hard Drive Cable

    I have tried a couple of things for the same purpose. I would advise against a 'cable' and would say you should go for a 2.5" external hard drive enclosure. Cables seem to break far too often...

    I can't think of a specific brand though.

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    Re: Laptop Hard Drive Cable

    That drive according to the spec should defo be 44 pin, are you sure that the connector doesnt come off as webman has already said? Sometimes they can be on pretty tight, a small flat head screw driver and a steady hand might be your friend.

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    Re: Laptop Hard Drive Cable

    It looks like a non-standard Dell-proprietary connector so you'd need to make sure you get the right adapter.

    Could you not put it in another/the same Dell laptop and use a live Linux CD (eg. Knoppix) to get the data from it?

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    Re: Laptop Hard Drive Cable

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterW
    That drive according to the spec should defo be 44 pin, are you sure that the connector doesnt come off as webman has already said? Sometimes they can be on pretty tight, a small flat head screw driver and a steady hand might be your friend.
    I lie, it has come off. Apologies.

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    Re: Laptop Hard Drive Cable

    Is the connector glued on? I'm sure that should come off otherwise.

    If it does - we offer the external USB enclosures for just £9.

    Details here

    Cheers

    Dan

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    Re: Laptop Hard Drive Cable

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    It looks like a non-standard Dell-proprietary connector so you'd need to make sure you get the right adapter.

    Could you not put it in another/the same Dell laptop and use a live Linux CD (eg. Knoppix) to get the data from it?
    Apologies Webman, the hard drive is out of an old Sharp laptop. I though the easiest way to try and get some data off would be to connect it to my Dell desktop. I don't have any other Sharp laptops unfortunately.

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    Re: Laptop Hard Drive Cable

    Quote Originally Posted by Elky
    Is the connector glued on? I'm sure that should come off otherwise.

    If it does - we offer the external USB enclosures for just £9.

    Details here

    Cheers

    Dan
    Thanks Dan. It has come off so I will order one. Thanks for your help everyone.

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    Re: Laptop Hard Drive Cable

    Ok, I see, sorry, partly my misunderstanding too

    That connector should still come off the standard pins at the end - as Dan said it may be glued on. But even still, a normal 2.5" enclosure won't be any good as the connector would be incompatible with that harddrive in it's current state.

    EDIT: read you've managed to remove it

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