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mechanicalgirl39
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28 Jan 2010, 4:54 pm

So yeah, some months ago, I had a violent rage and punched in the screen of my laptop...(please don't think too low of me)...How do I get my files off the hard drive?


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28 Jan 2010, 4:57 pm

the easiest way to to it would be to get a USB Hard drive enclosure for about $20 off Amazon and hook it up to another computer via USB


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28 Jan 2010, 6:19 pm

Okie. Thanks!


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28 Jan 2010, 6:54 pm

You can plug an external monitor into the laptop and run a backup. Should have some info about switching screens as they vary between models.

Technically speaking - only professionals should remove hardware components as the wrong handling can shorten their lives in service or kill them before being used



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29 Jan 2010, 12:17 am

Fortunately you punched the screen, so the HD is ok (unless you have a tablet ...;)
Unfortnately, you broke the monitor, which is the most expensive part in a laptop

yeah, external monitor is your best bet.
never hurts to back up (even do restore points)


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