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Putting damaged hard drive into new laptop

\015 I have a Toshiba Qasmio G40-12C laptop with a hard drive that will not power up and a disc drive that will not work, so no chance for recovery disc. I am planning to buy a new Toshiba - perhaps the new G50. Can someone advise me as to whether the HDD in the damaged laptop will fit into the new Toshiba (are they standard fittings?) so that I can see if I can retrieve any of my old data with the Selkie data retrieval software I have bought. Thanks.\015

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Have you considered an external case for your old hard drive? These can be found at newegg and tiger direct. I have successfully gotten data off of some old laptop drives this way. Hopefully your drive was/is not encrypted or this solution will probably not work.
\015\012In order to know if the drives will fit you would have to look up the specifications for both laptops. Look to see if they are both the same as far as hard drive size (2.5, etc), connector (IDE or SATA). One problem you will encounter just swapping out the drives is that there will be new hardware in the new computer and Windows sometimes reacts badly to a big change in system components. Sometimes it will blue screen, sometimes it will ask you to reregister and boot up, but even then you can have problems. Hopefully this helps some.
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