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    Unhappy Need Access Laptop HDD as External
    My Fujitsu laptop screen died, but HDD is ok. I need to connect to it and get those files as if it were an external HDD. Apparently file sharing is either not turned on so I can't see it via the ethernet.........any ideas????????

    Alternately, I'd be happy if I could just force the laptop to show on another monitor, but simply hooking up my monitor to it didn't work. The laptop runs Windows XP Pro.
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    Get yourself a kit like this one - this will let you connect the drive as an external to your Mac via USB. Won't be able to write to the drive if it's NTFS, but OS X can read from it.

    Just picked up that one myself a couple of weeks ago. So far it's worked with all the drives I've tried.


    (Thanks to chscag for even knowing about this type of kit.)
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    agree with bobtomay -- i have a similar product. have used on several pcs to read/take off data. take hdd out of pc and attach according to directions. easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    Get yourself a kit like this one - this will let you connect the drive as an external to your Mac via USB. Won't be able to write to the drive if it's NTFS, but OS X can read from it.

    Just picked up that one myself a couple of weeks ago. So far it's worked with all the drives I've tried.


    (Thanks to chscag for even knowing about this type of kit.)
    Thanks! I'll try that!.
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