A while back, I posted my dilemma on facebook and got some useful ideas; however, I can't seem to find the thread. It's mysteriously not there. Anyway....
My PC won't power up. It's a bit old, but regardless, I have photos, videos, tabs, docs on there, etc. I'd like to access them, and it would be really awesome if I could actually get the PC working again.
It won't power up at all - no lights, noises, anything.
On FB, it was suggested I could pull the harddrive out and plug it in to some piece of hardware, and it would essentially be like a giant USB card reader thing that I could then hook up to my laptop, access my old files. would it just be file access, or actually using my old computer and old software, through a portal-type set-up? It would be awesome if I could open and edit old powertabs, cakewalk files, etc.... by plug and play.
is there a likely powersource type of solution? like a fuse or something, that would get my PC working?
It is literally like plugging your existing hard drive into the computer you are running. I don't think (could be wrong) that you can boot from such a device. But you can certainly open and edit, delete, copy, etc. all of your files.