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what can i use to gain access to a hard drive from old pc


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#1 cpunoob

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 01:22 PM

without having to connect it to the interior of my new pc

 

are there like usb type connectors i could use?

 

its the older connectors, not the little slots but the many prongs sticking out of it

 

 



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 01:25 PM

I use of one these. You can probably find one locally. Good for both IDE and Sata, 2.5 and 3.5 drives.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-USB-2-0-to-IDE-SATA-S-ATA-2-5-3-5-Hard-Drive-HD-HDD-Converter-Adapter-Cable-/131139498971



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 01:26 PM

you are talking about an IDE drive......

 

you can buy an IDE to USB adapter and plug it into a USB port on your new PC

 

a random example..........

 

https://www.amazon.ca/Vantec-SATA-IDE-Adapter-CB-ISA225-U3/dp/B01E7EPKUO/ref=sr_1_3/130-3934373-1699059?ie=UTF8&qid=1513967015&sr=8-3&keywords=sata%2Fide+adapter

 

 


Edited by mikey11, 22 December 2017 - 01:26 PM.


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 01:31 PM

i have an adapter i just have to find it, i used a new dvd burner and needed that adapter for the older pc

 

ok good so this should not be to difficult

 

hopefully the hard drive still works, got a new pc because it kept turning off

something about a thermal event.

will try it as soon as i can buy or borrow one



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 01:32 PM


something about a thermal event.

 

 

 

it was over heating



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 01:34 PM

yeah i dont know if it was the system or hard drive that was cooking away

i could not keep it on for a few seconds to save my bookmarks or files



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 01:36 PM

yeah i dont know if it was the system or hard drive that was cooking away

i could not keep it on for a few seconds to save my bookmarks or files

 

 

was probably the cpu fan/heatsink clogged with dust/dirt



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 11:12 PM

i will give it one more try

before trying the usb external method

 

i will take out the power supply since its enclosed

shall pop it open and clean it inside

 

i have another hard drive that wont boot up or at least refuses to boot up

someone here said something about getting the control chip or circuit board attached to the hard drive and replacing it with the same model



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Posted 23 December 2017 - 05:56 AM

The thermal event error report was identified as most likely a false error caused by bad capacitors, the normal event when there's bad caps in a GX series Dell:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/662584/in-the-past-few-days-shuts-down-from-thermal-event/

"i did see many capacitors with gunk on top of them."

Edited by Platypus, 23 December 2017 - 05:58 AM.

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 10:39 AM

I use of one these. You can probably find one locally. Good for both IDE and Sata, 2.5 and 3.5 drives.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-USB-2-0-to-IDE-SATA-S-ATA-2-5-3-5-Hard-Drive-HD-HDD-Converter-Adapter-Cable-/131139498971

I have one very similar I used to get data from drives, It's not very fast, but it does work well for what it is.

I've since updated to something with 3.0 usb, does save a little more time when it comes to access the data


Edited by Joe C, 23 December 2017 - 10:40 AM.


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 12:09 PM

The thermal event error report was identified as most likely a false error caused by bad capacitors, the normal event when there's bad caps in a GX series Dell:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/662584/in-the-past-few-days-shuts-down-from-thermal-event/

"i did see many capacitors with gunk on top of them."

 

most of the big caps if not all have like tooth paste on top of em

 

ill just order that adapter, and save me time, and compressed air :grinner:


Edited by cpunoob, 23 December 2017 - 12:15 PM.


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 12:15 PM

 

The thermal event error report was identified as most likely a false error caused by bad capacitors, the normal event when there's bad caps in a GX series Dell:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/662584/in-the-past-few-days-shuts-down-from-thermal-event/

"i did see many capacitors with gunk on top of them."

 

most of the big caps if not all have like tooth paste on top of em

 

 

 

then they are toast



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 03:28 PM

k i got the adapter kit
 
how i access the bookmarks from my firefox browser?
 
what is the file name?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1024626

trying this but cant find those options mentioned


ive transferred my audio files, but still need to find bookmarks

Edited by cpunoob, 29 December 2017 - 03:53 PM.


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 03:56 PM

Click on book marks up in the title bar, then click on show all book marks.  You will see Import and backup tale from there!


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 04:08 PM

ok
will try when i get back
thanks




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