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Retrieve data from broken laptop but working HDD

by MorgulFang / January 18, 2009 5:29 AM PST

So my laptop's motherboard broke and unfortunately the only way to fix it at Best Buy is if I pay 700-800 dollars which is just not going to happen. In fact, I don't even need the actual laptop anymore; I just need one very important document from the HDD. (Which I'm sure still functions fine). I trawled around the internet for guides on getting data from a working HDD written in "English" but the only thing I could find was a reference to something called a "hard drive caddy."

I can't seem to find much about this "caddy" except that it holds the HDD in place, and I couldn't find any mention of if I could connect it to another working computer via USB. Can these caddies be purchased at a local Best Buy? Because this is the first time I've ever heard of one. And is there any other way to get this one document from the HDD? It is very important to me...

Thanks,
~Greg

Some of my laptop's specs:
Manufacturer: HP
Model: HP Pavilion tx 1215nr
OS: Vista Home Premium
Warranty: Expired

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Google it is not an answer on the internet.
by Krevbot / January 22, 2013 8:17 AM PST
In reply to: Google is your friend

Well at least you gave the link....

It is really frustrating to me when people post "google it" in a message board. Do they not realize that google may be the thing that brought them here in the first place.

Silence is always better than "google it".

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Thanks for that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 22, 2013 11:28 PM PST
In reply to: Google is your friend

I know it's not popular but folk should google it before posting. Those that remain silent rather than telling them to google it are not helping. Speak up. And for folk that hate "google it" they eventually will have to google it.
Bob

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