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HP Laptop drive backup needed

5 months ago

I have an older HP laptop which "died", which means that there is no indication of power. The PS gives 20V, but the pilot light doesn't come on. I bought a new battery, but it still doesn't work. I do want to get the data off the hard drive, so I need a data cable. Looking on Amazon, there seem to be many SATA cables. One weird thing is that the drive has a power connector as well as the data connector, but in the laptop, there was nothing plugged into it. So, will a simple SATA-to-USB cable work?

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