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My computer got thrown by me

  1. #11


    Thanks I can't plug in the external hard drive
    You have to remove the drive from the laptop and be able to connect it to a working PC; otherwise, there is no way to recover anything from it.
    and windows wont decet it
    This is confusing as, in order for Windows to even look for it, the PC must be working and it can't do that if it can't even detect the drive!
    The bowed keyboard is the least of your concerns, as keyboards are generally easy to remove and replace. You just google the make and model of the laptop and you should be able to find links to procedures for removing/replacing the keyboard.

    IF the drive can not be detected when connected to a working PC, then it is most likely damaged physically, and in that case, it can only be recovered if rebuilt in a commercial facility that repairs drives -- and in the US, you are looking at $1000 USD to start, for such a procedure.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Thanks I can't plug in the external hard drive
    You have to remove the drive from the laptop and be able to connect it to a working PC; otherwise, there is no way to recover anything from it.
    and windows wont decet it
    This is confusing as, in order for Windows to even look for it, the PC must be working and it can't do that if it can't even detect the drive!
    The bowed keyboard is the least of your concerns, as keyboards are generally easy to remove and replace. You just google the make and model of the laptop and you should be able to find links to procedures for removing/replacing the keyboard.

    IF the drive can not be detected when connected to a working PC, then it is most likely damaged physically, and in that case, it can only be recovered if rebuilt in a commercial facility that repairs drives -- and in the US, you are looking at $1000 USD to start, for such a procedure.
    Ouch, I just back up my notebook after reading this LOL
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    Ouch, I just back up my notebook after reading this LOL
    Me too. And then I wrapped it in foam rubber.
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  4. #14


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    I don't throw mine, problem solved.
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  5. #15


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    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Garfieldman View Post
    Hi first post here my competed got thrown 5 to 10 feet in the air it is a hp so what sines of damage should I look for
    Incomplete pass, 2nd down !
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    I don't throw mine, problem solved.
    Yeah, that might work, but I bet you can't use it as an emergency pillow.:sleepysmilie:
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  7. #17


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    I don't throw mine, problem solved.
    Your a patient man, Popeye ! Mines heavy to throw, Desktop ! Had thoughts when problems had arised .
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  8. #18


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Garfieldman View Post
    Hi first post here my competed got thrown 5 to 10 feet in the air it is a hp so what sines of damage should I look for
    Incomplete pass, 2nd down !
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  9. #19


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 with bing


    I had bit locker on and it is telling me that the drive may be broken so should I trust it I use this laptop for school so I am going to use it for the next 17. School days and then have hp look at it
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  10. #20


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    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Garfieldman View Post
    I had bit locker on and it is telling me that the drive may be broken so should I trust it I use this laptop for school so I am going to use it for the next 17. School days and then have hp look at it
    No, I wouldn't trust it at all. Having HP look at it after incurring physical damage will cost unless you got the optional warranty against physical damage and it is still valid.
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