|OK. To all you guys. Thanks for helping me on this. Let me run thru the whole scenario so that it will be clearer for my question. |
I used my laptop 3 nights ago with the AC adapter/power brick connected. Suddenly the AC connector to the laptop became BURNING HOT. I immediately unplugged it and started extracting all data from the 750 gb SATA hard drive to an external 1 tb drive.
When it downloaded about 350 gb data, the battery has only 10% juice left and I powered it off.
Next day, my friend, who worked for IBM for over 30 years, and I completely disassembled the laptop, and determined that the circuitry of the AC on the MOBO might be burned. We reassembled it, and did another test -- to boot it up. It booted successfully but the battery was down to 3%.
We took out the hard drive which is a Hitachi sata, connected it with 3 different SATA connectors, then connected this drive to 3 different PCs, running WXP, W7 and W8.1.
All 3 pcs indicated "Device ready to use", but the HD cannot be found anywhere, including DISK MANAGEMENT.
I then took the HD to Office Depot and to BestBuy. They used different SATA connector
and connected to their PCs. Same result -- Device Ready to be used, but no Driver Letter shown anywhere.
I called Asus and the answer is, you know, sent it in, but backup your data first. If I can extract the data from the HD, I don't need their help.
Any idea, any one?
Hope this cleared up my question and again thanks to those who have helped.