Get the disk out. If the reason for dying isn't the disk, it's still readable.
Then choose from:
- mount it in another PC
- put it in an external case
- connect it via a IDE/SATA-USB2 cable
The do it and transfer your files. You might need to take ownership if you get an "access denied" message.
How can you recover pictures and other things off a dead laptop? I have some on backup discs, but not all. Can I do it myself or do I have to bring it somewhere for a person to do it for me? Or is it impossible to do? Thanks in advance.