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Retrieving Photos from PC with no monitor

 
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teacherkim



Joined: 08 Jun 2010
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Location: Tennessee

PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:23 pm    Post subject: Retrieving Photos from PC with no monitor Reply with quote

I have an old Antec computer that boots but I do not have a monitor to connect to it. The computer boots but I cant see it due to not being able to hook a monitor up to it. Does anyone have any ideas how I can connect to a laptop through a network or connect to a television? I'm not sure what to do but I really want to get the photos off without removing the drives. It has 2 hard drives installed and Im not sure which one they are on. If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate it.
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demdike



Joined: 23 Apr 2010
Posts: 105
Location: Malkin Tower

PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if it has TV-out on the graphics card then you could connct to a TV
If it doesn't then you can't - unless you fit a graphics card with video -out

Otehrwise you have two choices. Get a monitor
Or remove the drives and plug them into the laptop using an IDE - USB converter. If you're lucky you may have enough room to fit the converter without actually removing the drive

here's an example
http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-signal/psg01192/usb-2-0-to-ide-adaptor/dp/CS13609

note this will only work if the drive is jumpered as "master" - "cable select" won't work
You'll have to access one drive at a time
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