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I spilt wine on my acer aspire and want to take the data from the hard drive - please help

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\015\012If all you need is the data from your harddrive, it is pretty easy to remove the HDD from your laptop.
\015\012Look on the bottom, you will see several removable plates will 1-2 small screws in each one. The plate for the HDD should have an icon that looks like three CD's stacked next to the screws. Remove the screws and lift the plate off, underneath you will see the HDD about 2.5"x5"x.5". It may slide backwards or lift out at an angle(varies by model).
\015\012Once the drive is out be careful to handle it by the edges and not to touch the circuit board.
\015\012Most will have a thin metal shell attched, it will have 2-4 small screws that anchor in the narrow edge of the HDD, remove them and slide the shell and any adapters off.
\015\012At this oint you can see the drive connectors, if there are two sets of pins mounted on plastic brackets it's a SATA drive,if there are 2 rows of pins sticking straight out the end(about 40 pins total) it's an IDE drive.
\015\012Go to your local computer store and tell them you need and external HDD enclosure for a 2.5" IDE/SATA(from above step) and take that home with you. Install the HDD in the enclosure and plug it into another computer. At this point as long as there was no damage to the drive it should show up in the other computers My Computer as a new drive letter.
\015\012You may get some warnings poping up as you try to open folders that you don't have permission, if so tell it to take ownership and after several minutes you will be able to open the folders.
\015\012Hope this helps FixYa,
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