It doesn't look like it is a usb on the end of that cable.. tho might be my eyesight
The reason i ask is i had a repairman come last year who managed to drag accross files using a cable which had a usb end - i've had a look on ebay but cant seem to find a similar one.
Problem is my laptop doesnt power up..so i need to connect the removed harddrive to my desktop ( via usb ) externally. Hmmm, I askedthe guy at the time about the cable and he said i could get one off ebay or on the net - still not sure which one.
Can anyone else point me in the right direction?
Last edited by deanoinuk; January 21st, 2006 at 05:28 PM.
I have a Sony Vaio S series VGN-S150 laptop and need to replace my hard drive due to a hard drive crash. I cannot locate the drive. Seems like it is on the bottom with two screws. When I opened the door there was a network board and didn't seem to be able to remove it without taking the case apart.
I am in dire straits as the data on my laptop has my tax and banking information and I am leary of taking it anywhere. I have a hard drive enclosure as soon as I can remove the drive. Any help would be appreciated and if you have photos that would help as well.
Can the notebook hard drive be upgraded or replaced
Hard drive upgrades in the notebook computer are not supported.
* Some notebook computer have instructions for warranty replacement of the hard drive by an end user.
* Although third-party upgrades may be available for some models, they are not supported.
* If the hard drive needs service, repair should be done by an authorized Sony service center.
* External hard drives may be attached if the appropriate connections are available.
Translation: Disassembly of the notebook is required to gain access to HDD.
No experience with Vaios (and from what I've read of a few people who've had problems, I won't be joining), but most recent notebooks don't bury the hard drive too far. Take off all the small covers first and look.
There is a free website with a scattering of maintenance manuals that might have one for your Sony. Here is a link to a post with a link to the website and some instructions on downloading them.
When you get it out, you can get an adapter for $10 or less that converts from 2.5" (laptop) hdd IDE to 3.5" (desktop) IDE. This will enable you to pull the cover off a desktop and connect the drive as a slave and copy files over. I have seen recently on the computer shop websites adapters that appear to be IDE to USB, but have no direct experience with them.
Most older laptops use hard drive caddies, which the hard drive fits into and then plugs into the laptop. The recent ones tend to allow the raw drive to be put in directly.
Don't be afraid to get that drive out, connect it as a slave and copy your files. You can do it, and if you run into roadblocks, we can help.
Last edited by DanceMan; March 5th, 2006 at 04:49 AM.