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Solved: laptop snapped in half, hard drive still working, need to extract files...HEL

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  1. mechatech

    mechatech Thread Starter

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    My dad has snapped my laptop in half in a drunken RAGE separating the screen from the key board:eek: and so the laptop still works it can still turn on but the screen is broken off:( and i need to extract some files from my laptop. How can I extract files from the hard drive?:confused:
    Please help, any suggestions or help would be great. Thanks!:D
     
  2. Dan Penny

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    Remove the laptop hard disk, and via an adapter (see below) connect it to an EIDE based machine to get at the data on the disk.
     

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  3. bp936

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    Welcome to TSG,
    If you need any further help, ask in the Hardware section or in the section of the operating system you have on the drive. And good luck with saving your data.
     
  4. ekim68

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    Moving this to hardware..
     
  5. DerekC

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    Otherwise if it's a newer laptop with a sata drive, you can hook it up to any modern computer without any special adapters.
     
  6. mechatech

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    Thanks I'll try it out
     
  7. mechatech

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    Thanks I'll try it out
     
  8. Rich-M

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    The bottom half should contain a vga port where you can plug in any monitor and view whatever you want that way and then transfer to a usb flash drive or burn to cd etc. That might be the easiest.
     
  9. mechatech

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    i finally got my files out thanks everyone for the help:D
     
  10. Rich-M

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    Glad to help, can you tell us what worked for you?
     
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