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August 15, 2012 9:57:59 PM

My alienware m17x r3's motherboard went today two days before I head off to college and I am trying to recover documents and other files from the Hard Drive. What is the best way to go about this and should I get someone that is a professional to do it. I am not a great hardware person but I have taken my computer apart before and installed ram. What i have been able to look up suggests that buying an enclosure with usb is the best route and if so is that simple enough for me to do myself?

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August 15, 2012 11:36:23 PM

If you're sure the motherboard is faulty, and your HDD is OK, you can go to nearest BestBuy / Fry's / etc, and get an external 2.5" HDD case (empty), it should not cost more that $20. Put your hard drive inside, now you have an external HDD you can plug into (almost) any computer and read off the data.
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August 23, 2012 5:44:24 AM

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