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    Re: Computer Busted

    Quote Originally Posted by know1 View Post
    Not sure where you saw 2-8 gig memory stick--that is not what that is. It is an adapter that allows you to plug in an internal hard drive to a computer without making any internal connections. It runs off USB 2.0.

    I thought I was being very explicit in my previous instructions. You take the hard drive out of the broken computer (hence not needing it's screen), plug the hard drive into one end of this adapter (it accepts all major hard drive connections), then plug the other end into the USB port of your new laptop.
    know1 is completely correct, this is the cheapest and easiest method to do it. Other options would be to change the screen (not hard but you do need to know a bit about how to do it) and you can find them on ebay realtively cheap. (I can say this since I have done it before).


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    Re: Computer Busted

    Well I also have the problem that it wont turn on anymore. Not even when I plug it into the wall.
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    Re: Computer Busted

    sounds a like u need to take it to a repair place have them take out the hard drive and they will put it in a juck computer and take the files off of it and put it on a memory stick for you it should cost 15 dollars or less

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    Re: Computer Busted

    Quote Originally Posted by chiefblackhammer View Post
    know1 is completely correct, this is the cheapest and easiest method to do it. Other options would be to change the screen (not hard but you do need to know a bit about how to do it) and you can find them on ebay realtively cheap. (I can say this since I have done it before).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ky-lyrra View Post
    Well I also have the problem that it wont turn on anymore. Not even when I plug it into the wall.
    You don't need the computer to turn on. Just physically take the drive out of the old computer and use this adapter to plug it into your new computer. It will act like a external hard drive (because that is what it is at that point).

    This is assuming that the hard drive itself is not the issue. Although somewhat rare for personal computers, hard drives can mechanically fail. If that is the case, then the only option would be a very costly data recovery service, most likely more expensive than both of your computers combined. Unless that was a work computer or very sentimental, it is not worth it.

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    Re: Computer Busted

    I've only done this once or twice, and I wouldn't recommend it for everyday fixes. But, you can pull out your hard drive and connect it to your PC as a secondary hard drive and transfer your files on to a jump drive. Which will allow you to pull files from your jump drive to your new laptop. It's not 100% effective though, because different PCs vary as they're all built differently to a certain degree.

    (It looks like someone already said that, LOL. Man, I'm late. ^_^)
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    An external harddrive would make all the difference ^__^.
    just get all your stuff on them (depends on how much stuff you have on the laptop.) and that should work, it's much better than a disc

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    Re: Computer Busted

    I can see that nobody really appreciated the USB solution. He wasn't takling about a USB stick! Read it again properly. The product will allow to connect the old disk to the new computer. You may need to buy a ribbon cable for notebook drives too.

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