Old laptop won't power on. How to get info off it?
I have an old Dell Inspiron laptop that's about 8 years old. It had power issues (the cord had to be just right or it would die), and now I can't get it to turn on (the battery is totally dead, but because of the cord, I can't charge it. It had some issues before but never with the hard drive. I only say that because I don't think it's the hard drive that's causing it to be dead.
I honestly don't care about the laptop anymore, but I do care about all of the pictures and documents that are stored on it. How can I get them off of it? Should I just buy a cheapish replacement battery on ebay and see if it will power up long enough for me to save everything to discs? Is there a way to remove the hard drive and run that on my new Dell? (totally different operating systems... old one has XP, this one Win7)
Thanks in advance!