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Old 12-26-2010, 11:59 AM   #1
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Default Thermal Heat Event/Hard Drive Question GX270

Hi. I just know a very minimal amount in regards to computers, so bear with me on this... I have an old Dell GX270 that I rarely used anymore, however I had a lot of information stored on it that I'd never moved to my laptop. It recently ceased working due to what it says was a "thermal heat event" From my understanding, this could range from a minor fix to a fried motherboard. In a worst case scenario, how would I go about retrieving the info of my hard drive, if the computer itself is non-functional. just in case this is helpful, I think the GX270 has 1GB RAM, but I'm not positive, and it has XP. I would like to put the info on my Dell XPS 1645 that has 64 bit Windows 7 and 4GB RAM.
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You can purchase an external enclosure like this and use then connect it to your laptop just like an external hard drive to retrieve the files.
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You can purchase an external enclosure like this and use then connect it to your laptop just like an external hard drive to retrieve the files.
agreed, but this one I found is slightly cheaper DealExtreme: $17.45 SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter Converter with AC Power Adapter for 2.5/3.5/5.25" Hard Drive
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