sefnfot
2 Iron

Dell Inspiron 7000 Data recovery

Is there a way for me to access the data and files in the hard drive for the computer that stopped working?

For example Is there a way to connect the hard drive from the lap top onto some other universal connection? And is this what this is? http://www.bixnet.com/delahadrcoad.html?

Does this let me connect my laptop hard drive to the connections inside a desktop?


This is for a Dell Inspiron 7000 Laptop Notebook that I purchased a few years ago. Currently It does not power up.

It has been serviced by Dell once; and I assume they just sent me a refurbished. The screen display was amazing I would like to be able to salvage it if there is a way to.

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I know it has win 98se

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My 2 other computers are a Dell Dimension 4550 & Sony laptop ( just in case there is a way to use these 2 computers to get this solution)

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Agent_99
2 Bronze

Re: Dell Inspiron 7000 Data recovery

Hi sefnfot,

Your idea is a good way to retrieve data from a HDD. The problem I have is the adapter shown in your link to bixnet.com. The adapter does not seem to have a power connector, just the data connector. Also, personally I have never heard of bixnet before.

Here is a list of adapters from vendors I trust:

1) KINAMAX ADP-IDE23
2) Rosewill RCW-616
3) Startech.com IDE4044
4) Syba SY-CAB-25TO35

Peace.

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TheRealFireblad
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Re: Dell Inspiron 7000 Data recovery

If you just need to get your data of the drive, you'd be better just getting yourself an 2.5" external USB enclosure to put the hard drive in emoticon.Idea.title

I'm not suggesting there's anything wrong with BiX of course,and if you're in that neck of the woods yourself, then it makes sense to order goods from them.

But if that's the case... just by of a FYI... Newegg are probably the most popular website on your side of the water for components emoticon.Idea.title

 

You'll see that I've specifically pointed to IDE enclosures with that link.  That's because... although you only bought the laptop a couple of years ago... which would usually mean it would have a SATA hard drive in it, the (original) Inspiron 7000 was apparently released as long ago as  1998, which is well before SATA became available.

 

Alternatively however... to enable you to use it for newer (SATA) drives as well in the future, you could choose to buy a combo IDE/SATA enclosure - i.e. one which can accept either format emoticon.Idea.title

They're often slightly more expensive than enclosures which support just one format or the other (that said, the first one there is only $14.49)... but for cases (excuse the pun!) like this, they're the better choice IMO?

If you buy an IDE specific enclosure, it'll probably just sit gathering dust once you've got the data of the old hard drive?

From experience, I've found that:   “Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder”!!

 

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sefnfot
2 Iron

Re: Dell Inspiron 7000 Data recovery

my laptop was purchased around 1998. The Original System Configuration shows that it has this:

Quantity Parts #   Part Description

 

1

 

3352C

 

Hard Drive, 6.4GB, IDE (INTEGRATED DRIVE ELECTRONICS) ..., 2.5" FORM FACTOR..., 12, 5MMIBM ACDIA

Will I still need the adapter to connect the harddrive to this enclosure?

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sefnfot
2 Iron

Re: Dell Inspiron 7000 Data recovery

Thank you, The laptop was purchased around 1998. I have no idea what kind of hard drive it is and how to find out. I am not specific on bixnet ;

That is only the product I stumbled on while I was trying to find if it was the right item or if there was something else I could use to retrieve the data. Do I need a power source if I connect it to one of the ports in a desktop & can that connectors or adaptors connect to the desktop?

This is what I found in the Original System Configuration page for my computer:

Hard Drive, 6.4GB, IDE (INTEGRATED DRIVE ELECTRONICS) ..., 2.5" FORM FACTOR..., 12, 5MMIBM ACDIA

So Do I disconnect the HD and connect this http://www.bixnet.com/usb20toideco.html to the pins?

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sefnfot
2 Iron

Re: Dell Inspiron 7000 Data recovery

This is the full spec that I have access to:

Quantity    /  parts #   /   parts description

4 1370E SCREW..., 2X4, FLAT HEAD..., MICROSOFT..., CADMIUM PLATED STEEL...
5 2370E SCREW..., 2X5, BINDING SCREW HEAD..., MICROSOFT..., CADMIUM PLATED STEEL...
1 2759C PLATE..., METAL..., CENTRAL PROCESSOR UNIT..., NOTEBOOK..., I7000
1 2941E ASSEMBLY..., BATTERY..., MAIN, 60W, LITHIUM ION..., I7K
1 3615C Processor Module, 5PP300, 300M, 512K, Accelerated Graphics Port
1 3759C Assembly, Fan, 25MMX25MM 5 Volt, 0.3Watt, I7000
1 5143C ASSEMBLY..., NOTEBOOK..., BASE (ASSEMBLY OR GROUP)..., I7000, 14.1, ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MFGR....
1 6270E SCREW..., 2.5X4, K SCREW HEAD..., MICROSOFT..., CADMIUM PLATED STEEL...
1 6833C Keyboard, 87, UNITED STATES..., Notebook, I7000
1 7919C DOOR..., PLASTIC..., BOTTOM..., VIDEO GRAPHICS ADAPTER..., NOTEBOOK..., I7000
1 8053E HEATSINK..., DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE..., PROCESSOR MODULE..., NOTEBOOK..., I7000
1 8708C COVER..., HINGE..., PLASTIC..., RIGHT..., I7000
4 9270E Screw, 2.5X20, Pan Head, MICROSOFT..., CADMIUM PLATED STEEL...
1 1243C Adapter, ALTERNATING CURRENT..., External, 19V, 70W, Notebook, I7000
1 2086C Placemat, Getting Started Inspiron 7000, Weaulang
1 74632 Cord, Power, 110 Volt, 6 foot, AC Adapter, UNITED STATES...
1 9823E Kit, Cable, Coaxial, TV Out, I7000
1 7243C Case, Carrying, Nylon, Notebook Universal
1 85263 Dual In Line Memory Module, 64, 66M, 8X64, 4K, 144
1 2981E Assembly, Card, Decoder, Motion Picture Expert Group, Internal, I7000
1 8981E Assembly, Digital Video/ Versatile Disk/Floppy Drive, 17G/1.44M, 17000
1 0923E Kit, Cable, Adapter, Modem, Internal, I7000, United States
1 8841E Assembly, Modem, 56K, Internal, I7000
2 1850E Screw, 2.5X.45, K Screw Head, MICROSOFT..., CADMIUM PLATED STEEL...
1 7809C Card, Video, Video Graphics Adapter, 8M, ATI TECHNOLOGIES INC..., I7000
4 0850E Screw, 3X.5, K Screw Head, MICROSOFT..., CADMIUM PLATED STEEL...
1 2960E Connector, 2x22, Interface, IDE Hard Drive, Inspiron 7000 Service Part
1 3352C Hard Drive, 6.4GB, IDE (INTEGRATED DRIVE ELECTRONICS) ..., 2.5" FORM FACTOR..., 12, 5MMIBM ACDIA
1 0767C KIT..., SOFTWARE..., SBE97.2, COMPACT DISKETTE W/DOCUMENTATION..., UNITED STATES..., ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MFGR....
1 9805C KIT..., DOCUMENTATON ON FLOPPY DISK..., WINDOWS 98..., COMPACT DISK DRIVE..., ENGLAND/ENGLISH...

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sefnfot
2 Iron

Re: Dell Inspiron 7000 Data recovery

Thank you, I was able to figure it out with your suggestions, I was at a total loss as what to do as I started this thread, But I purchased an enclosure and understand what I need to do. Thanks again.

If you read this I have one more question: Is there a way to salvage the display as described in http://news.cnet.com/Specs-for-Dell-Inspiron-7000/2100-1001_3-215112.html  I was always impressed by the amazing display, can I detatch it from the laptop and use it as an additional screen?

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Agent_99
2 Bronze

Re: Dell Inspiron 7000 Data recovery

FYI: Laptop displays are directly wired into the mainboard and hence do not need to follow IEEE standards for desktop displays in regards to cable signaling, number of data lines, etc, etc. So there is not an easy way to get X laptop display to work with Y video card. You may wish to surf some of the DIY or Mod boards and ask around. Someone out there may have a solution for you.

Sorry.

"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security. "
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
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XPS 730x w/Core i7 920, ATI Radeon HD 4850, (3) 500GB SATA-300 HDD, Win7-x64
Inspiron 2200 w / Pentium M, WinXP Home
IBM ThinkCentre M52 w / Pentium 4-3Ghz,
WinXP Pro

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