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When I connect the power cord, sparks come out of my laptop. It's on its last legs and I have a new laptop, but if I can't get it to turn on then I can't back up everything to transport it to my new computer. I don't know if this is a sign that the computer is completely shot or if the information on it is still retrievable. Please help! Thank you.

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If your laptop is sparking when you plug the cord in, don't attempt to turn it on -- you could start a fire. You're better off giving up on the laptop, especially if you already have a new one.

However, if you need to get data off the old laptop, you can do so with a laptop hard drive adapter, as long as the hard drive hasn't been damaged. Laptop hard drive adapters aren't expensive, and you can get more information on them from this TechRepublic article:

http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-5160538.html

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