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broken computer wont turn on,need file off it

February 10, 2011 at 08:51:16
Specs: Macintosh

Hi, my laptop broke last year (HP Pavillion dv6000)- the power supply unit broke i think. I had to get a new power cable which worked for a bit but only if I angled and jammed it in the side of the computer. eventually it stopped turning on or registering the power completely as the internal battery died ages before (VERY common with this HP series)
Anyway now I have a Macbook pro and external hardrive.. but really need to get some files and photos off my old HP but it wont turn on at all.. is there any way i can do this myself??
or will i have to take it somewhere and how much will this cost me?
thanks

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#1
February 10, 2011 at 09:13:45

Take out the Harddrive and put it in to an external caddy turns it in to and external harddrive.

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#2
February 10, 2011 at 09:14:04

If you can't get it to power up, you'll have to open it up and pull the hard drive. Since laptops use a 2.5" hard drive as opposed to a 3.5" standard on desktops and external hard drives, you'll need to buy a 2.5" external enclosure and install the laptop drive on that. A mac will read ntfs file structure, so you should be able to see what's on the drive. Maybe someone else will know how to bypass the ac adapter, but if the connection is shot, I don't see how it's possible unless you could pull it apart and solder the connection if it's loose.

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#3
February 10, 2011 at 09:16:13

... take a look here << click!

... will the Pavilion hard drive fit into your external hardrive enclosure?


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#4
February 10, 2011 at 09:29:56

it should fit in to a caddy easily, if not get and ide/sata hdd usb reader.

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#5
February 10, 2011 at 10:31:32

thanks so much will look into getting a caddy adn get back to you if that goes wrong!

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#6
February 10, 2011 at 11:43:25

... why not fix the HP Pavillion dv6000? ... see #3 link

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#7
February 10, 2011 at 13:51:37

DC Jack replacement??

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#8
February 10, 2011 at 20:05:36

The most common reason for this is a user who kept hitting the power cord. Solution is quite simple. Reflow solder that has cracked. Meanwnile, never move a laptop with the power cord connected to it.

Reflow solder. A soldering iron and labor. Because it is an HP, it is even easy and obvious to get into.


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#9
February 10, 2011 at 23:27:05

So your intent is to connect it to the mac as an external drive? Is the mac OS capable of seeing the partition (NTFS or FAT32) the hp drive will have?

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