How to retrieve computer files when display screen is black

I have an Acer Aspire laptop. run windows 7 64bit. Yesterday computer booted, then black jumping horizontal lines appeared. I shutdown the computer, today power on laptop, I can hear the cd drive doing its thing, but nothing displays on the monitor/screen. Laptop under warranty, sending in for repair. I want to backup files, pics etc. before sending out. How can I do this?
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  1. Connect your laptop to your TV, or some other external monitor. If your laptop has a DVI or VGA port on the back, use either of these to connect to a desktop monitor, or a TV. If your laptop lacks either of these ports, you'll have to use an unconventional method called S-Video.
  2. Thank you. I learned something new today, so it wasn't a wasted day.
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