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billd
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July 24, 2011 10:53 pm  

My computer got wet and is dead. IOs there anyone who can read a hard drive and put the info onto a back up drive (which I have) on STT. And how much?

It is a gateway l;ap top.

Bill


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Novanut
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July 26, 2011 11:07 am  

A computer store can probably remove the drive and, if it isn't too bad, can back it up to another drive. I use PC Paradise. Good luck.


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JoeyBallgame
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July 27, 2011 5:26 am  

PM me Bill & I will get you the number to my buddy here on STT, he is curently working on one that had tequila spilled all over it.


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stiphy
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July 27, 2011 1:13 pm  

You can go to Office Max or Radio Shack and see if they sell a "drive caddy" that turns an internal hard drive into a USB drive. IF you have a laptop you need a 2.5" unit and if you have a desktop it's most likely a 3.5" unit. If the computer is newer than 3 years it will be a SATA drive otherwise it will be an IDE drive (they sell caddy's that do one, the other, or both). The easiest thing to do is take the drive out of the broken computer (it's just a few screws) and bring it in and look at the connector's etc. You can then just keep using the drive as a spare with your new computer!

Sean


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IslandHops
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July 27, 2011 3:48 pm  

In case you can't find one elsewhere, I got my last drive case (for 2.5 SATA) from Computer Solutions in Gallows bay.


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billd
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July 28, 2011 10:46 pm  

Thanks all for the info. I'll try the Caddy approach and see.

Bill


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