07-29-2012 07:43 PM
Can someone please tell me where I can get the screen fixed on my Toshiba laptop or maybe how to pull the hard drive out? It was a family member of mine who was killed in Afghanistan. He had a lot of important info on it. Pictures, videos etc. The warranty is no good. I'm not sure what to do. I hope someone can help. Thanks.
07-30-2012 08:33 AM - edited 07-30-2012 08:33 AM
http://www.irisvista.com/tech/ has very detailed disassembly instructions. You can buy replacement screens many places including ebay. Depending on the age and features of you computer, you might not want to invest the money in repairs.
There are YouTube videos for various Toshiba repairs, too.
Removing the hard drive is very easy. All you need is a Phillips screwdriver. REMOVE the BATTERY first, just to be safe. See that web site, above, for the screen job.
07-30-2012 12:17 PM
If you give us the model of the computer from the label on the bottom, somebody here can probably tell you how to remove the hard drive and also how to connect it to another computer to retrieve the data.
07-31-2012 03:09 PM - last edited on 07-31-2012 03:47 PM by Peter
Thanks! The serial No. is XXXXXXXXX and then NB205-N311/W I think is the model number. The computer isn't worth anything I know. I'm just so sad that I wasn't smart enough to backup everything awhile ago. Thanks again to anyone willing to help.
[Moderator edit to remove serial number.]
07-31-2012 03:37 PM
I've attached some pictures which should help you remove the hard disk.
You'll want to put it into an enclosure which can be plugged into the USB port of a computer.
Then you'll access it like any other external drive.
If you have problems with permissions while accessing its folders, come back here and tell us which version of Windows you're using.
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