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Hey guys,

My friend has a laptop that would turn on, but wouldn't show anything on the screen. What she did so far, is take out the battery and putting it back in. That didn't work, so she also connected it to a monitor, and there was still no video signal on the screen. She took it to a computer shop, and they said it could be a motherboard problem.

All she wants to do is get her files, if the laptop is really messed up. It's still under warranty though. But they'd like to know, if there is a way to recover them, without opening the laptop to get to the hard drive.

Laptop is an HP dv2000 by the way.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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yeah. All you have to do is turn the laptop over and unscrew the back plate to access the HD. Then do on newegg and find an adapter for the HD to USB
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It's still under warranty. Do you think opening it will have any affect on that?

And thanks for replying.

The hard drive is also SATA from the specs sheet, so there's probably no need for an adapter right?...as long as you have a computer with SATA ports.
Edited by Ealae - 5/15/08 at 2:02pm
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It's still under warranty. Do you think opening it will have any affect on that?

And thanks for replying.

The hard drive is also SATA from the specs sheet, so there's probably no need for an adapter right?...as long as you have a computer with SATA ports.
It will void the warranty only if you tell them. You can take the drive out get the data off and but it back in. When you do though, be careful that you dont take the paint off the screws or show any wear on them.

about the adaptor....Im not sure if it is the same interface. I believe my laptop is SATA and it has a connector. Someone here is more knowledgeable than I on this subject.
What model laptop is it? A specific model number please.
Edited by mortimersnerd - 5/15/08 at 3:34pm
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Wrong. You only void the warranty if you take out the cpu, which is where the warranty label is located. You can take out the HDD anytime you want.
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Ah, I see. Thanks a lot to the both of you!
Edited by Ealae - 5/15/08 at 4:49pm
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