My sister in law has a Gateway MT-275 E convertable laptop which, due to the nature of floppy wiggly convertable laptop displays, has had its display go dead. She'd love to get a new machine, but of course the disk has a bunch of media on it she'd like to save (some is backed up, but not all).
Now, the machine still boots (when the power cord is strategically propped in exactly the right position and you don't breath on it), but I can't get it to display on an external monitor via function keys. I don't have another laptop I can put the drive in (it appears to be SATA, and I don't have anything that new).
Are there external enclosures available for generic 2.5 inch drives? Or, is there some mysterious way to mount a crappy gateway as an external drive (I always loved that you could do this with powerbooks). Is there any other way to get the thing to display to an external monitor?