I will try to be as detailed as possible, including pictures as i go.
(My laptop is a Dell Latitude CSx, but this will work for any make or model with the same issue)
*Please be careful
when playing with hard drives they are extremly fragile and affected by magnets, static and sudden impacts.
SysChat and it's affiliates will not
take the blame for your
mistakes! You have been warned
*now for the fun part!
Approximate cost of this procedure is $20 canadian, for the converter.
You will need the following:
*use of a desktop computer
*a laptop hard drive to IDE converter (available at any major online computer store)
*DOS (preferably 7.10 for it's improved loading times, available online, or by request.. it was free when i got it)