Data recovery on Toshiba T3100 laptop

From: Kevin Handy <>
Date: Sat Jan 15 13:34:32 2005 wrote:

>>Hello, cctech!
>>I recently recieved a call from a friend of a friend regarding a laptop
>>that has come into her posession after a coworker of her died. She was
>>doing some sort of environmental research, and all her work is stored on
>>this computer.
>>I tried taking the path of turning it on and just doing a copy that way.
>>No such luck - the plasma display has a garbled and not stable display -
>>text is garbled to the point that I can't read it, and it basically
>>looks like it's about to go straight to hell. It does boot from harddisk
>>- I feared that the plasma might be sensitive to power variations or
>>something like that, and thus tried getting the machine apart.
>>After struggling to get the harddrive in sight (the braindead (%(/%
>>&(/?/&%# engineers at Toshiba made the screen cable plug
>You need to locate another working 3100 and put the hd in it and
>transfer contents to more modern computer via parallel cable file
>transfer utility (like laplink)
>3100 is very old laptop (very heavy) and best to be upgraded to newer
>notebook and always back up data.
>That hd itself is also high failure rate. Very careful with it and
>as you have discovered it's non-standard hd too!
A lot of these laptops have a VGA connector on them, Try attaching
a monitor to it and see if that works Ok. Sometimes you have to type
some keys on the keyboard to switch to the VGA port, but you will
need to search for a manual for that laptop to find out what it is.
Received on Sat Jan 15 2005 - 13:34:32 GMT

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