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I am pretty sure my laptop mother board is fried. I think the hard drive is ok, is there a way to remove my hard drive from my laptop and plug it into my external hard drive so that I can retrieve my files? (I had a friend a few years ago that did this from one laptop to another, took out the old drive from the broken laptop and put it into his, and this got my files back for me) I do not have access to do that, and don't know how he did it)

Some sort of plug in or USB thing to plug into the External Hard drive or my home pc?? (Laymen's terms please... I am CLUELESS!)

Any info much appreciated, thank you.
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First, you need to determine what type of harddisk that was on the laptop - IDE or SATA. Then you need to buy the appropriate harddisk enclosure.

Refer to the image below to check if your drive is SATA or IDE

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Edited by Salagubang, 08 November 2010 - 04:56 AM.

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If you have a SATA laptop hard drive, grab this little adapter:

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plug in the two connectors and you're done. Start copying files.

(Click the image for more info).
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