How can I get data off a laptop hard drive that is in a broken laptop?

by on January 13, 2012

Q: I have an old laptop that will only start up as far as the ‘welcome’ screen. The keyboard wont work, so I can’t type in my password, and the mouse wont work either. I want to know if there is a way for me to access the contents of the hard drive in my broken laptop and dump them onto the hard drive of my current, working one. I can’t grant remote access from my broken laptop obviously, since the keyboard/mouse doesn’t work, but I really want the pictures off of the hard drive. If there’s anything you can tell me that might help, I’d really appreciate it!


One Response to “How can I get data off a laptop hard drive that is in a broken laptop?”
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    You’ll need to remove the hard drive and connect it as a secondary drive to another compute to copy the files off the drive. If you’ve never done anything like this before I strongly suggest you consult with a local computer professional.

    Also, in the future make sure to keep backups of your important photos!