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HELP! I think my laptop is bricked.

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Hello all,

so I turn on my laptop this morning and all I get is a blinking underscore symbol on the top right corner of the screen. It didn't post or anything. I put a windows disc in to see if I could boot from CD, but to no avail.

So if this laptop is really done for, how would I recover the data on the HDD? Obviously if there is some sort of fix that'd be good, but ultimately I'm wishing I had done a backup of my data prior to this unfortunate event.

Are there HDD enclosures for laptop drives? Wires so that I may use it in my desktop PC?

It's a dell Inspiron 5150, btw. I'll provide additional info if required.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 - 3570 Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 HIS 4670 IceQ 3x1GB G.Skill HK series 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
4x1TB, 3 for storage 1 for OS Windows Vista Samsung Syncmaster 940BW -- 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec NeoPower 500W Antec P182 -- 
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Yes, you can get a external enclosure for 2.5" HDD's

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...24&name=2.5%22
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