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How to extract files from Hard disk?? - Motherboard failed

by prashrocks / October 28, 2011 4:53 PM PDT

I have a compaq presario v3000 laptop which is about 4 years old. It is an AMD processor laptop. The laptop over heated & has caused the motherboard to fail. I have lots of files/photos on the harddrive that I would like to retrieve however I do not want to pay ridiculous prices for an IT shop to retrieve them or pay for another motherboard.

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Data transfer etc.
by pgc3 / October 29, 2011 1:35 AM PDT

Typically you would remove the HDD from the L/T and use an enclosure to do data transfer, that is generally what a shop would do. It is not generally conisdered a major job, however the HDD will have to be removed if the system is non functional.

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Need to Extract Files from my old Dell D600 Laptop Also
by Gray194 / January 17, 2012 2:05 PM PST
In reply to: Data transfer etc.

Yeah, my motherboard cracked would not continue startup, also. You mentioned an enclosure to do a data transfer.
This may sound like a dumb question, but what is an enclosure? I've got a lot of personal files to be transfered and any help would be greatly appreciated.
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RE: Need to Extract Files from my old Dell D600 Laptop Also
by mj52730 / January 17, 2012 10:17 PM PST

A hard drive enclosure is a small cabinet that you would put your hard disk drive from your laptop into to transfer your files to another computer. This little box would have a usb cable on it that you can plug into another computer so you can access it as an external hard drive. an example of one is here:

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External Case
by Gray194 / January 19, 2012 5:49 AM PST

Thanks MJ
I'll get one and give it a try. It's an IDE drive.

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Re: enclosure
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 19, 2012 6:08 AM PST
In reply to: External Case

The one linked to at eBay is for a 3.5" disk. All laptop disks I know are 2.5". Then you need a smaller enclosure. Better check before you buy.


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