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Are hard drives interchangeable for think pads? My sister has a broken T30. Needs to get data off hard drive. Can this drive be put into another thinkpad to re reive data? Does it gave to be a T30

When she tries to turn on her t30. Nothing happens. She just needs to retrieve a few files. Can she just find somebody with another thinkpad and install her hard drive? Does it have to be a t30, or is this drive compatible with other think pads?

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As far as i know yes as long as they are same make ,model and bios or it will bsod (blue screen of death )

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If you can get your hands on a Windows XP cd, it will partition and format the drive for you allowing you to install from scratch. You would then just plug in the license key from the sticker on your laptop. As far as the recovery disk on the original CD, there might be an option on bootup that would have you push an F key to access it. Or you can usually order them online. It's not too hard to get the drivers you need from online so I would just go with any XP disk you can get your hands on. You'll be using your own license so you can even borrow one.

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Same thing with mine...won't turn on properly. Before this happened, I was recieving the so-called "blue screen of death" error message. I wonder if this has anything to do with it. Anyone else recieved error messages. - Rich

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Make sure NumLock is OFF.

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