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Lightning storm seems to have hit earthing or power system of my house (totally knocked out the power in 2 neighbours houses) Computer died, but all other electrical components no problem - including the printer, modem, etc. running off the same power supply I guess this was a power surge, have changed fuses, etc., but no life in the computer Is it fixable, is it expensive - presently using acer ferrari 5000 using vista which is around 5 years old perhaps time for an upgrade, but i need to try to retrieve some family photos on the machine so eaither repair or remove drives / storage and re-install on another model - are 5000 parts interchangeable to the new 1200 if i do this ?? Thanks, Jamie

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I would try is to remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and then plug this adapter into a working computer's USB port. If this computer sees this hard drive as an external hard drive and you can open the various folders and files, then I would backup your data.
If the hard drive is not detected then the hard drive is dead and data cannot be retrieved with this method.

Retrieving data from damaged hard disk is possible. There are companies that can remove the disk platters from the damaged hard drive and with special equipment may be able to recover your data, but it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services. The reason for this high cost, they dismantle and remove the platters in the hard drive in a clean room environment and set up the platters up in jig/drive to retrieve/copy the data.

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Yes, it's fixable, no , it's not worth it - it will cost you to fix it almost as a new pc. To recover your files just take the hard disk out and put it in a external enclosure  - around $25 - and plug it in in another pc.You will end up with an external disk, just wipe all Windows related stuff and use it as a backup.

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