Remove the laptop's HD drive and get your hands on this product or similar:
The HD will be treated as an ext. HD to get data on any other laptop/desktop system. As for the repair of the laptop if so desired, be sure you don't exceed value of laptop vs. repair.
I have a laptop - a Song VGN series - the laptop screen cracked several months ago - I have been utilizing an external monitor connected to the laptop's vga jack. That jack is now broken
Any suggestions on how I can fix this? I have a lot of data on the laptop that I need.