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Saving my hardrive.

  • neosho

    Joined Travelfish
    13th August, 2008
    Posts: 386

    A few months ago I managed to spill a full cup of coffee onto my laptop keyboard. I have since bought a new one. The old one will turn on but with a blank screen. Does anyone think the hardrive might still be good to salvage some information, pictures, etc from? I don't want to drag a boat anchor around for nothing.

    #1 Posted: 13/12/2013 - 19:36

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  • busylizzy

    Joined Travelfish
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    Location New Zealand
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    Yes there is a good chance that the HD is fine. When my laptop crapped out while traveling a few years ago I removed the hard drive and tossed out the laptop. I bought a cheap case for it in Singapore for maybe $15 or so. I still use it as an external backup drive for non essential stuff.

    That's assuming the liquid didn't get into the hard drive itself of course.

    #2 Posted: 13/12/2013 - 23:27

  • neosho

    Joined Travelfish
    13th August, 2008
    Posts: 386

    Thank you. I thought it might be so I guess I eventually some where to have it checked out.

    #3 Posted: 14/12/2013 - 19:41

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