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Windows 7: Laptop hard drive swap


27 Jun 2011   #1

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Laptop hard drive swap

Can I swap out my old hard drive from my HP dv6 to a refurbished same model? The 1st one's MOBO burned up but Hard drive was not damaged. Want to be able to access the stored data. Hoping swapping the HDs would be the easy way

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27 Jun 2011   #2

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Yes, it should work, but make sure that there are the same model, there alot of HP DV6-????? models.
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27 Jun 2011   #3

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You could also access the information by putting it in an external enclosure and connecting it to a USB port.
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27 Jun 2011   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
You could also access the information by putting it in an external enclosure and connecting it to a USB port.
That is also a surprisingly cheap method if you don't care about how pretty it looks, you can get those enclosures as cheap as 10 dollars.
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27 Jun 2011   #5

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After you get the info you want from it, you can also use it for storage and backups.
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