I was taking apart a Sylvania G Meso netbook (belonging to my younger sister) in order to back up the entire hard drive onto my own PC and then wipe it clean to fix a myriad of issues it's been having (mostly on the subject of not being able to connect to remote computers and being exhaustively slow). Anyway, it was a pretty straightforward laptop disassembly job, but I found once I got the hard drive out, that it completely and totally fails to respond to anything whatsoever. There's no spin-up, no recognition that the hard drive exists on anything I plug it into, and frankly I don't think the thing's much more than a paperweight with all the data stuck on a platter I can't get to. So my question is, how can I troubleshoot this thing? I really need to at least be able to pull all the info off the drive, if I can't get it working again.