Hi all I am going to admit it, I am a bit unsure about technical things when it comes to computers and the question I am about to ask will probally be bread and butter stuff to your wizzards out there. I have an old dell laptop, inspiron 1501 i think (have to double check) that I got in 2006. It stopped working in 2009 and does not even start up, just a dead blank screen. I have heard that the hard drive can be rescued an used as an external device? I hope this is true as I need pictures and documents that we saved on the laptop. Any specific tools or wire/cables needed for this?