I have an MSI laptop with both software and hardware problems. The system needed to be reinstalled, but it was impossible because the laptop's cooler fan is too old and not working properly. So, the laptop couldn't stay on for a long time. I needed to replace the cooler fan in order to reinstall the system, but since that replacement is a bit complicated for me right now, I just decided to buy a new laptop.
But, all my music, movies and pdf/word files are still in the old laptop, and I can't transfer them to the new one, because the old one stops responding after 10 minutes, which is not enough for me to transfer all my stuff to the removable hard disk. (The copy/paste process gets terminated too once the laptop gets crazy.)
So, my question is - is there any way to access hard disk of my old laptop without having to turn it on?
I am a total computer dummy, so please make it as simple as possible.
No unfortunately the computer has to be powered on for the HD to work and access your data. The HD could be removed and installed in another PC to remove the files if you have another PC or a local computer shop could do this for you.
Pyree is right, but there is a different option instead of going for a hard disk enclosure just get a sata adapter that has a power supply cord. These act the same way as the case by just plugging into a usb. It will save you time too you just plug the 2 cords in plug the usb in and it should autodetect.