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Wet laptop I spilled a margarita all over my laptop which is now refusing to turn on. How do I remove the hard drive to potentially recover the data?

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Sorry, that it happened. It's often possible to dry the computer out by sitting it in the sun for several hours. Most people make the mistake of trying to start their computer after spilling something on it and then it gets damaged for good. If you dry it out first, it might start up fine.
To remove the hard drive, every laptop is a little different. I always type the model number into the manufacturers support website to get instructions if any doubt. Most laptops allow you to figure it out by looking for screws on the bottom that you take out and then the case will open and you can remove the drive. The newer laptops require a special Torx screwdriver to turn the screws. Remove the ribbon cable very carefully from the hard drive when you get to it.

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Mac has a great PDF on there site for removing a HD from a macbook pro 13"

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Some one poord clrox all over my opened lap top what can i do

If the laptop could be fully dried, you might be in luck.
If the the laptop was powered on when the Clorox was spilled, chances of a system electrical short would very likely.
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My computer drive crashed. How can I retrieve the data?

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Dell hard drive had gone failure know need to data recover?

Remove the hard drive and put it into an enclosure.Plug it into another computer as a slave.Then you can copy your files on it.
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I ran a back up of mu laptop to my external portable hard drive. During the process i realized that I lost power bad AC connection The external drive is no longer quiet makes a clicking noise like...

Remove the hard drive and put it into an enclosure. Plug it into another computer as a slave. Then you can copy your files on it.
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If it has failed then it is unlikely you can recover anything from the drive.
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