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Accessing Hardrive on dead computer

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My Sony Vaio blue screened a couple months ago, and now won't even turn on. You press the power button and the computer power button lights until you let go. That computer had all of my pictures on it, which wasn't that many, but I want them back. Is it possible to take the hardrive out to retrieve them? Should I even try walking into the Geek squad and asking them to do so?
Any help/advice would be GREATLY appreciated.

Edited by ziiggy, 30 September 2010 - 12:17 AM.

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Assuming your Vaio has a SATA hard drive ...

Newegg.com > APRICORN ASW-USB-25 USB 2.0 to SATA Adapter - $19.99, Free Shipping

Plug the SATA end into the hard drive, the USB end into a USB port, then wait a few seconds for Windows to get it setup.

That's it.

Load Windows Explorer ([Winkey]+[E] or click My Computer) and start copying files.

Note: Newegg also has IDE-to-USB as well as both IDE&SATA-to-USB adapters.
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