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Does anyone have any clue if i can get the pictures off the cellphone harddrive by connecting it to my computer somehow? Answered

So i just have the insides of my old cellphone (It went through a lot over the 5 years or so i used it...) Does anyone have any clue if i can get the pictures off the hard drive by connecting it to my computer somehow? I'm willing to dig into it to try...? 

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crashtestmonkey
crashtestmonkey

8 years ago

Can you send them as picture attachments via email from your phone or to someone else with a phone that they can save to a PC for you?

Does your phone have bluetooth? You can transfer pictures that way to a PC or another phone.

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

8 years ago

If your cell phone has a hard drive then it must be a very odd and large phone.

Older phones like that didn't have a mini USB connector on them or any compatible drivers to upload pictures from the phones memory to a PC. I take it there is no SD card slot on the phone either?

Now some manufactures had kits you could get that would give you a cable that plugs into the phone's proprietary connector and a USB port. It would also have the software needed to run it. But if your phone didn't have anything like that then the pictures you took are stuck on the phone until you email/text the images out. The cell phone carriers use to like that about the phones since you would have to pay extra to send that email/text.

What did we do before the days of unlimited texting?

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

8 years ago

Hard to say without more info... I'm guessing that your cell phone once had the capability to connect to your computer via USB? If so, you may still be able to as long as you can connect the cable somehow...

Also, some cell phones (like mine) give you the option of saving to the phone itself or to a memory card, and so if you have the memory card you could put it into another device. (I know that seems like common sense, but you'd be surprised how many people forget they have a memory card with all their photos on it). :)

The other option is to take it to a good computer repair place. A lot of the tech's have more knowledge than just computers, and can probably get your photos off the phone in a matter of minutes (for a nominal fee).