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Options for extracting data from a 2.5 inch laptop HDD

My gf has an old very beat up compaq laptop that we want to extract some data from. The laptop has lots of physical damage and doesn't appear to be charging, though I don't know if its the charge cable, the battery, or something else physical in the charging connection.

Since it's old, I figured the easiest way was to extract the hard drive and plug it into something else. Now here's the kicker, I don't have "something else."

I know I could buy a 2.5 inch hard drive but I'm not sure I want to go to the trouble since this will be a one time extraction. So I'm looking for cheap options no more than a few bucks. Let's say keep it under $10, free would be best. The data isn't vital, but it's some sentimental pictures we were hoping to salvage.

I know it's a long shot but I thought I'd ask some creative people before I suck it up and buy something Happy TIA!

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Too low.
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What Bob said, with a but . . .

The connector will not be "keyed", it's generic. Be careful you don't connect it upside down.

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