I don't work much with laptops, so not quite sure much about HDDs for them.
I'm working on my younger sister's laptop (alcoholic brother spilled whiskey all over it) and not sure but it might be dead machine now.
The laptop is a Dell XPS M1330. It has Intel Core 2 Duo (T6400?) CPU, 3GB DDR2 (1x 2GB + 1x 1GB DDR2-800) and runs Windows Vista x86.
Just wondering about accessing the HDD to save any data from it.. that is if the whole machine is fried. The HDD is a SATA type drive. Could I just simply plug it into my desktop machine to make sure it's still working and allow my sister to access her data?
This is the HDD that came in the laptop.
My desktop is based on a s478 P4 Intel D865GLC mobo. It's got 2 SATA 150 ports (1 unused). I'm sure the SATA cable for data would be no problem at all.. but what about PSU? Would it power up the laptop drive without causing any damage?