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IT Questions? Get the Answers: 2/15/2023

Q: My laptop fell...broke...got run over, etc. Can I get my information from it?

A: The short answer is, in many cases, yes. All computers, including laptops, are made of several individual components. The hard drive is the component that stores all your information and is hidden inside the shell of the laptop computer. Standard hard drives are built robustly to keep the sensitive parts protected from impacts. Even if the rest of the laptop is destroyed, if the hard drive survived, it can be removed and the data accessed with special equipment. Hard drives are designed with a number of safety...

 

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