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guaro

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Hi gurus

I have a laptop that has been crushed, my HD is a toshiba MK2018GAS, the laptop is dead, I cant just turn on the lap, I took the HD out of the laptop, what do I need in order to get the info out of the HD and copy the files into a dvd or another device where I can later retrive my info

Thanks a bunch for the help
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Plug it up to another computer....depending on the connection, you may need a cable converter.
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you mean to a pc computer?
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If you grab something like THIS, you'll have a portable external hard drive that can plug into a USB port on any PC.

This is probably going to be the easiest option for retrieving your data :whistling:
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Thanks a bunch gurus-geek
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No Problem, always happy to help a fellow geek :whistling:
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Just a warning here that over 50% of the laptop external enclosures i have tried using have failed in running the laptop drive. I have tried 20 external kits from 5 manufacturers and only a few have worked. I have even had some work once or twice then start failing every time. I think the reason for this is the lack of enough power from the USB port to sustain the drives. I personally do not use them anymore but instead i use one of these in a desktop computer to recover data from drives. I have not had any failures with this kind of adapter but it does not cure bad hard drives.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

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