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John
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      11-19-2008
I have a Compaq Presario F557 thats no longer working and I need to
get some files off the HDD. I took the drive out and was thrown for a
loop. The drive is a Fujitsu mhw2100bh sata drive. Its a funny design,
I have a sata to usb adapter kit but cant plug it into the drive. The
drive has a wierd setup and theres no way the adapter can connect to
the pins. Any one ever hooked up to one of these drives. Here are some
pics of the drive and the adapter Im using.
Thanks
John

drive:
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-250GB-Compaq-Presario-F557-F558-F560ET-Hard-Drive_W0QQitemZ230308237897QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCC_ Drives_Storage_Internal?hash=item230308237897&_trk sid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A1 2|39%3A1|240%3A1318

adapter:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0288075
 
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Scribner
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      11-19-2008
On Tue, 18 Nov 2008 17:12:19 -0800 (PST), John <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>I have a Compaq Presario F557 thats no longer working and I need to
>get some files off the HDD. I took the drive out and was thrown for a
>loop. The drive is a Fujitsu mhw2100bh sata drive. Its a funny design,
>I have a sata to usb adapter kit but cant plug it into the drive. The
>drive has a wierd setup and theres no way the adapter can connect to
>the pins. Any one ever hooked up to one of these drives. Here are some
>pics of the drive and the adapter Im using.
>Thanks
>John
>
>drive:
>http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-250GB-Compaq-Presario-F557-F558-F560ET-Hard-Drive_W0QQitemZ230308237897QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCC_ Drives_Storage_Internal?hash=item230308237897&_trk sid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A1 2|39%3A1|240%3A1318
>
>adapter:
>
>http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0288075



Hi John:
You need to use the cables that came with the kit to connect the
drive to the adapter and to power. The red cable will go from the
drive to the adapter and use the Molex to SATA power adapter to
connect to the black power supply.

http://www.cablesunlimited.com/produ...roupCode=I3523
 
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John
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      11-19-2008
On Nov 18, 8:38*pm, Scribner <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Nov 2008 17:12:19 -0800 (PST), John <(E-Mail Removed)>
> wrote:
>
>
>
> >I have a Compaq Presario F557 thats no longer working and I need to
> >get some files off the HDD. I took the drive out and was thrown for a
> >loop. The drive is a Fujitsu mhw2100bh sata drive. Its a funny design,
> >I have a sata to usb adapter kit but cant plug it into the drive. The
> >drive has a wierd setup and theres no way the adapter can connect to
> >the pins. Any one ever hooked up to one of these drives. Here are some
> >pics of the drive and the adapter Im using.
> >Thanks
> >John

>
> >drive:
> >http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-250GB-Compaq-Presario-F557-F558-F560ET-Hard-D...66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318

>
> >adapter:

>
> >http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...?product_id=02....

>
> Hi John:
> * * You need to use the cables that came with the kit to connect the
> drive to the adapter and to power. *The red cable will go from the
> drive to the adapter and use the Molex to SATA power adapter to
> connect to the black power supply.
>
> http://www.cablesunlimited.com/produ...roupCode=I3523


I tried hooking the cable from the drive to the adapter( the red cable
in the link you supplied) it did not work and the SATA light on the
adapter never lit up, Im not sure what you mean by Molex, but there is
not other power suplly option beside plugging into the usb slot. Am I
missing something here?
Thanks
John
 
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Michael Miller
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      11-19-2008
Go to any big box electronics store like Frys or Microcenter and buy an
external USB hard drive for under $20


"John" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>I have a Compaq Presario F557 thats no longer working and I need to
> get some files off the HDD. I took the drive out and was thrown for a
> loop. The drive is a Fujitsu mhw2100bh sata drive. Its a funny design,
> I have a sata to usb adapter kit but cant plug it into the drive. The
> drive has a wierd setup and theres no way the adapter can connect to
> the pins. Any one ever hooked up to one of these drives. Here are some
> pics of the drive and the adapter Im using.
> Thanks
> John
>
> drive:
> http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-250GB-Compaq-Presario-F557-F558-F560ET-Hard-Drive_W0QQitemZ230308237897QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCC_ Drives_Storage_Internal?hash=item230308237897&_trk sid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A1 2|39%3A1|240%3A1318
>
> adapter:
>
> http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0288075



 
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Evan Platt
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      11-19-2008
On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 07:47:57 -0500, "Michael Miller"
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>Go to any big box electronics store like Frys or Microcenter and buy an
>external USB hard drive for under $20


And that's going to help the OP get his files off that drive HOW?
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