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Hard drive recovery

My motherboard on my laptop crashed. And, I don't want to spend the three hundred dollars or more to fix it. So, since the motherboard is fried. I no longer have the ability to receive power to run my laptop. So, I was wondering the best way to get my information off my hard drive? If anyone could please give me the necessary information I would be the most appreciative.

Sincerely, Chris Dunham

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If you have another computer, you can just hook the hard drive up inside the other computer and transfer all the data from one drive to another. There is a chance you would need an adapter, but you should be able to get that if needed at a place that sells Computers. A shop that builds pc's on site is more likely to have the adapter, if you need one.

Sorry to hear that your motherboard died, that is a bummer indeed.

Hope this helps you.

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Sorry to say but you would have to spend probaly $100 at best buy

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