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Old Laptop dead, need info from HD

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June 2, 2011 12:17:49 AM

Does the 2.5 laptop ide hard drive need a power cable to work other than the ide plugged in?
the case has a ide plug and then a usb plug to the computer but the computer doesn"t see it when plugged in. What am I missing?

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June 2, 2011 12:47:20 AM

mycomputerwin7 said:
Does the 2.5 laptop ide hard drive need a power cable to work other than the ide plugged in?
the case has a ide plug and then a usb plug to the computer but the computer doesn"t see it when plugged in. What am I missing?


A 2.5 IDE hard drive uses a 44 pin connector to transfer data and power when connected to a laptop. But if installed in a desktop you would need an adapter that basically turns your 44 pin IDE connector into a 40 pin IDE connector and gives you a molex connector for power.

Here's an example of the adapter http://www.amazon.com/Notebook-Hard-Drive-Desktop-Adapt...
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