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So I think I have done something very bad, I have a HP laptop and wanted to recover some data from some old SATA and IDE drives.

I Bought this http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00VR52ZZ0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00

After trying just the USB with an IDE 3.5 drive USB only it did not power on I then used a desktop power supply (4 pin) to power the drive but then my laptop switched off and I am worried I have fried the laptop hard drive.

The IDE drive i used was set to primary so maybe this could have overwritten my laptops hard drive?

Now my laptop will not boot, when i press the power button the light power light flashes on and then off then the fan spins very loudly likes its overheated and stays like that.

Is it possible that a power surge has hit my laptop?

  • You connected the drive to the power supply of a desktop that was running and connected the adapter and to your laptop? – Ramhound May 22 '15 at 11:33
  • did you tried to power on your laptop without hdd? im not pretty sure abour what you did, can you be more clear please :S? – Francisco Tapia May 22 '15 at 12:09
  • Ramhound, You connected the drive to the power supply of a desktop that was running and connected the adapter and to your laptop? Yes that is correct was that stupid, so I used the desktop to power the HDD then connected the HDD via the converter to my laptop via USB – John Kiely May 22 '15 at 12:35
  • did you tried to power on your laptop without hdd? im not pretty sure abour what you did, can you be more clear please :S? Sorry my laptop is running windows 8.1, i connected an old HDD to my laptop via the converter and HDD was powered by a desktop computer – John Kiely May 22 '15 at 12:38
  • I thought that had to be done so the HDD had power as the converter was USB it didnt hold enough power – John Kiely May 22 '15 at 12:39

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