a while ago my laptop died. I've replaced it with a new computer, but the laptop is still lying around. I was wondering what part
of my laptop broke, and how i could recycle it.
this happened: When I decided to build my pc, the floods in thailand just happened, so the HDD prices were very high. I asked a friend if he had a hard drive and he had one I could buy. Problem was: he could not test if it was still working, so he gave me a sata cable and I tried to plug it in my laptop. guess what, the 3,5" HDD was to much for my good old dell and it broke... but did the mobo die, or the power supply?
my mother is still hoping I can repair it so she could use it to browse the web.
well, there's a very small cable with a sata+sata power connection plug, and it fits the 2,5" drive as well as the 3,5" drive. I just plugged it in and tried to boot, but it didn't work and after that it wouldn't accept my original drive, it just said OS not found.