We remove the hard disk, put it in some USB enclosure and copy the files out.
Ok I have a Acer Aspire 3620 that I bought approx March 06. During the week just gone - I unfortunately spilt a glass of softdrink over it .. however after allowing it to dry - it was running fine for the rest of the week. I went away for the weekend and took the laptop, and with use drained the battery and it wont charge when I plug it into power now. Does anyone have any ideas ... I have tried other power outlets and disconnecting the battery and all simple stuff like that because there are alot of things on the hard drive I would like to keep.