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transfer data from laptop hard drive

My laptop dv6910us will no longer boot up. How do I transfer the data on the removed hard disk to my new laptop. I have been told the hard disk is "proprietary" so the normal usb adapters that connect directly to the hard drive to transfer data will not connect to mine. Pls help!

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It is not IDE it is the normal dv6500 and higher hard drive adapter. As stated in the first post if you remove the extra plastic piece...voila! an ordinary SATA laptop drive. It looks like it is part of the drive but I "garantee" if you pull it will come off. 

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Normal USB adapters or HDD Enclosures will work on the hdd. You just have to remove the little plastic adapter that is on the pins of the hdd.


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Thanks for the reply...but the "pins" are not pins but copper/brass slats almost 3/16in across..none of the adapters I have seen have slits for the adapter to slip into the hard disk...they are all for pins or tiny squares..no coverings on the slats to remove.

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Sounds like you have an IDE only adapter.Your laptop hdd is SATA. You need an adapter that also handles SATA connector. Note the extra red cable with this adapter.

 

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Re: transfer data from laptop hard drive

It is not IDE it is the normal dv6500 and higher hard drive adapter. As stated in the first post if you remove the extra plastic piece...voila! an ordinary SATA laptop drive. It looks like it is part of the drive but I "garantee" if you pull it will come off. 

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Gosh..thanks you guys...all works fine now..YIPPEE!!

 

 

 

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