Dropped my '97 Gateway Solo laptop

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I dropped my Gateway Solo Laptop (Windows 98se) and now it will power
up but it won't show anything on the monitor - I mean it is black. I
don't mind buying a new laptop but there are files I would like to
salvage. Has anyone else had this happen? Any ideas?
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    TV Slug wrote:
    > "camp6001" <camp6001@aol.com> wrote in message
    > news:1114048035.159705.77630@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
    > > I dropped my Gateway Solo Laptop (Windows 98se) and now it will
    power
    > > up but it won't show anything on the monitor - I mean it is black.
    I
    > > don't mind buying a new laptop but there are files I would like to
    > > salvage. Has anyone else had this happen? Any ideas?
    > >
    >
    > If you mainly use it at home, just buy a cheap external monitor.
    >
    > If you are just going to replace it, borrow a friend's monitor when
    you need
    > to see to transfer files to the new machine.
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    Thanks. By the way, we tried hooking it up to an external monitor with
    no success.

    If I take the hard drive out, what next?
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    "camp6001" <camp6001@aol.com> wrote in news:1114049688.828961.216820
    @g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:

    > Thanks. By the way, we tried hooking it up to an external monitor with
    > no success.
    >
    > If I take the hard drive out, what next?

    head to the computer shop and buy an external case for your laptop drive
    (or borrow one).... you throw your drive in there, then hook-up the case to
    another computer via USB 2.0 or Firewire, and access it like a removable
    hard-drive.
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    "camp6001" <camp6001@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:1114048035.159705.77630@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
    > I dropped my Gateway Solo Laptop (Windows 98se) and now it will power
    > up but it won't show anything on the monitor - I mean it is black. I
    > don't mind buying a new laptop but there are files I would like to
    > salvage. Has anyone else had this happen? Any ideas?
    >

    If you mainly use it at home, just buy a cheap external monitor.

    If you are just going to replace it, borrow a friend's monitor when you need
    to see to transfer files to the new machine.
  5. Archived from groups: comp.sys.laptops (More info?)

    Try connecting an external monitor to the VGA video output.

    If the hard drive was not destroyed, there are a number of fairly easy
    ways to remove the hard drive from the laptop and connect it to another
    computer (desktop or laptop). You could use either an IDE adapter or a
    USB external case.


    camp6001 wrote:
    > I dropped my Gateway Solo Laptop (Windows 98se) and now it will power
    > up but it won't show anything on the monitor - I mean it is black. I
    > don't mind buying a new laptop but there are files I would like to
    > salvage. Has anyone else had this happen? Any ideas?
    >
  6. Archived from groups: comp.sys.laptops (More info?)

    On 20 Apr 2005 18:47:15 -0700, "camp6001" <camp6001@aol.com> wrote:

    >I dropped my Gateway Solo Laptop (Windows 98se) and now it will power
    >up but it won't show anything on the monitor - I mean it is black. I
    >don't mind buying a new laptop but there are files I would like to
    >salvage. Has anyone else had this happen? Any ideas?

    Take the hard drive out.

    Barry
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