So I purchased an HP Pavilion dv4250ca notebook PC in early 2006, and everything that could go wrong with it has. You know, all after the warranty expired. Isn't that always the case?
Anyhow, the problem is this. Recently, the AC jack fried, and once the battery on my computer drained, I was left without a way to access my files. The problem is not the cable; I have checked it on my brother's pavilion (a different model, but uses the same cord). I have put enough money into this stupid computer to not want to throw more away on it since everything is just going wrong. I know a docking station is a possibility, but I'd rather not for a computer I'll be replacing soon. What I would like to do is get a new laptop, and so I shall. I just really badly would like to rescue my files off the pavilion's HD.
I've tried googling this, and while there are lots of mention of similar problems, all the responses and solutions are written in such a way that I have no idea what's what.
Aside from hiring someone to do it for me, how could I transfer the files from my pavilion's hard drive onto either my PC, or the new laptop I will be getting? What would I need to do it?
Thank you! (I'm sorry that was longwinded.)