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Old 06-05-2009, 08:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
JoshSB
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Default Re: Save this LAPTOP???

I would say its more than likely a damaged motherboard/video processor.

A virus would not keep it from POSTing so most likely you messed up the motherboard when it was dropped.

As to getting any data off the HDD, as long as the platters are not damaged, you could get an external HDD enclosure and plug it in that and connect it to a new PC. Or, you could slave it to a working computer that has a SATA/PATA (whichever you have) connection on it.
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