Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook ?

Laptop is dead; can I still retrieve data from hard drive?

\015 Ok. Now that I've been told my laptop is officially 'fried' (due to water damage), is there any way to retrieve what's on the hard drive? I did back everything up about a month ago, but would love to save my latest data.\015

Answers :

You can remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter or an USB hard drive adapter case and connect it to a working computer's USB port. If this computer sees it as an external hard drive then you can copy your data off this hard drive. If it doesn't see the hard drive, then it is faulty. There are companies that can recover data from faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.
\015\012If the hard drive is OK you can put the hard drive into an USB hard drive adapter case and use it as an USB hard drive.
If it still turns on you can get a enclosure for it on some websites for about 2 bucks a piece!
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