1. Winterfang's Avatar
    I got a new computer finally the other day, when I move out of my house. The problem is, I had my old broken phone as a back up along with an extra battery, both of those things where lost between places.

    Now I finally connected my new phone in here but the old pictures are no in it. Is there anyway to get them back, like from Skydrive or something?
    07-08-2012 07:25 AM
  2. jfa1's Avatar
    Was your old phone also a windows phone and were you using skydrive? If so you can transfer your pictures to the new phone. When I got a L 900 I moved p[ictures from my focus to the new phone and in pictures I have an album pictures from focus.
    07-08-2012 07:55 AM
  3. Winterfang's Avatar
    Yeah it was another LG Optimus. The problem is that the old pictures where in a broken computer.

    I downloaded the album from skydrive but a lot of pictures are missing and the quality is really poor.
    07-08-2012 08:10 AM
  4. theboo's Avatar
    well if uploaded automatically they are downsized first to save traffic...

    no way to restore them from the 'broken' PC? Unless the HDD itself broke, thats done in no time.
    You cant access the old phone at all?
    07-08-2012 10:32 AM
  5. jimski's Avatar
    Right. Is the hard drive in the old computer dead? If not, take it out and connect it via USB to your new PC. Copy the old photos to new PC and done. I created a folder on my PC called Old Surround photos and then synced that to my L900. Now I have every picture I have taken with my WP on my phone.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express Pro
    07-08-2012 11:31 AM
  6. Winterfang's Avatar
    My old phone seem to had being lost. The old computer has a broken screen but still turns up and stuff. Is a laptop so I don't know how to take out the HDD, but can I buy a transfer kit or something?

    THanks a lot guys.
    07-08-2012 12:42 PM
  7. gapost's Avatar
    My old phone seem to had being lost. The old computer has a broken screen but still turns up and stuff. Is a laptop so I don't know how to take out the HDD, but can I buy a transfer kit or something?

    THanks a lot guys.
    Attach an external monitor to it.
    07-08-2012 12:50 PM
  8. fwaits's Avatar
    Plug in an external monitor via VGA or DVI cable (Whichever your laptop has) and use it like normal to see. You may need to toggle the display function to get the view on the monitor (Fn + F key of some sort), depending on what laptop you have.

    If no monitor is available, then you'll have to look into taking out the hard drive and hooking it up to a PC or other laptop as a secondary hard drive. Perhaps getting one of those external HDD kits with USB connection. If you need more help on that method, feel free to ask, but they are pretty straight forward. Simply get the proper enclosure (Say for 2.5" drive which is most likely in the laptop) plug it in, close it up and plug the USB into the working PC/laptop and it should show up as another drive on the system (Drive E: or whatever the next available letter is).
    07-08-2012 12:55 PM
  9. Winterfang's Avatar
    That sounds confusing. Is an external hdd usb the same as a transfer kit?
    07-08-2012 02:15 PM
  10. fwaits's Avatar
    That sounds confusing. Is an external hdd usb the same as a transfer kit?
    Perhaps that's what it's called in some places. I'm referring to external enclosures like this for example:

    Newegg.com - acomdata HDEXXUP-240 Aluminum 2.5" Black USB 2.0 Enclosure Kit

    Take out your drive from the laptop, install into this, plug into a good PC/laptop with USB and voila, new drive shows up and you can look at the files on it to get data off it.

    Do you not have access to a monitor you can just hook up to the current laptop? You said it was just the display that was bad?
    07-08-2012 10:02 PM
  11. Winterfang's Avatar
    I don't know how to take out the drive from my old laptop. I don't have a monitor either but I do have an HDTV, does that count?
    07-08-2012 10:18 PM
  12. fwaits's Avatar
    I don't know how to take out the drive from my old laptop. I don't have a monitor either but I do have an HDTV, does that count?
    Does the TV have a DVI or VGA port by chance? If not does the laptop have a HDMI port? What kind of laptop is it? Depending on the model it may or may not be easy to remove the HDD.
    07-09-2012 02:21 AM
  13. Winterfang's Avatar
    I don't know what DVI or VGA are and sadly the old computer doesn't have an HDMI output. It's a Toshiba Satellite.

    You might think that because I'm on a tech forum I'm tech-savvy but I barely know how to use them.
    07-09-2012 09:11 AM
  14. jimski's Avatar
    Go to Toshiba's website and find the manual for your laptop. Then you can find out where the hard drive is, if you want to remove it. But to keep it easy, you only need to borrow a monitor for an hour to transfer your important stuff to a USB thumbdrive. Do you know anyone with a desktop? Do you have one at work?

    I found a kit on Amazon ($16.95) that can connect any hard drive via USB; 2.5", 3.5", SATA. Good for these types of situations.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express Pro
    07-09-2012 09:37 AM
  15. fwaits's Avatar
    I don't know what DVI or VGA are and sadly the old computer doesn't have an HDMI output. It's a Toshiba Satellite.

    You might think that because I'm on a tech forum I'm tech-savvy but I barely know how to use them.
    Ok DVI and VGA are 2 video ports that you would connect a video cable between the PC/laptop and a monitor. VGA is the blue connector with 15 pins inside, and DVI is similar but white and a bit wider. Does your TV have the blue VGA connector by chance? Many that don't have HDMI have a VGA port. If so, just get a cable and plug your TV into the laptop, change TV input to that port, boot up the laptop and you should have your screen show up on the TV. If not you may simply need to toggle the output which is usually done by pressing the 'Fn' key and the corresponding key (usually one of the F keys) that toggles the video output from the built-in laptop display to an external monitor. Once you can see the screen again, you can plug a USB flash drive or external USB drive in and copy off whatever you need and move the data to another machine.
    07-09-2012 11:49 AM
  16. MancFox's Avatar
    Do you have a local computer specialist shop? If you don't feel comfortable taking the HDD out I would take it in and get them to sort it, shouldn't be too expensive.
    07-09-2012 12:42 PM
  17. Old_Cus's Avatar
    The pictures in my phone also uploads to my Zune. Did you check there?
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    07-09-2012 01:04 PM
  18. Winterfang's Avatar
    Hey guys, my TV has HDMI and VGA outputs :D. If I buy a VGA cable, you tell me that I can just use the TV to see the files and start moving them right? That should be easy, albeit time consuming.
    07-09-2012 05:13 PM
  19. fwaits's Avatar
    Hey guys, my TV has HDMI and VGA outputs :D. If I buy a VGA cable, you tell me that I can just use the TV to see the files and start moving them right? That should be easy, albeit time consuming.
    Yes if your laptop has the same connector (blue VGA port) which is likely, you simply connect it, change the TV input to VGA, and boot up the laptop and your TV is now a monitor. You can then see what you're doing and copy files to a flash drive or whatever. (SkyDrive maybe?)
    07-09-2012 06:54 PM
  20. Winterfang's Avatar
    Well that didn't work out at all. The VGA on my Laptop didn't have the two rods outside the blue connect so it wouldn't even fit. Any other options? I'll have to give this cable back tomorrow I guess =(

    EDit: Just me being a moron, the cable fits. But there's no VGA option on my TV output.

    Edit: Jesus Christ my computer wasn't even on, nevermind I'm transfering the files now.

    Thanks a lot bro, from the bottom of my heart.
    Last edited by Winterfang; 07-09-2012 at 11:06 PM.
    07-09-2012 10:19 PM
  21. fwaits's Avatar
    Well that didn't work out at all. The VGA on my Laptop didn't have the two rods outside the blue connect so it wouldn't even fit. Any other options? I'll have to give this cable back tomorrow I guess =(

    EDit: Just me being a moron, the cable fits. But there's no VGA option on my TV output.

    Edit: Jesus Christ my computer wasn't even on, nevermind I'm transfering the files now.

    Thanks a lot bro, from the bottom of my heart.
    haha Well glad you got things going. And hey learned a little in the process right? =)
    07-10-2012 12:52 AM
  22. Winterfang's Avatar
    Sure did, I learn that I'm a 80 year old Grandma inside the body of a 25 man lol.
    07-10-2012 12:59 AM
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