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Old 07-19-2007, 08:36 PM   #1
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My sisters Toshiba is Dying.. It now says you need to immediately back up your data...
Problem It won't stay on long enough


it just Shuts off. even in safe mode.

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She only wants her pictures. (she has over 4 years of pictures on here and has never backed it up.)
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Do you know if it'* either the hard drive or the battery?
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how far into the boot does it get? does windows load completely, then shut off once you log on?
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Very simple. Take out the hard drive, put it into an external enclosure made for 2.5" drives, plug that into a desktop and then get the pics and any other files out. Not too big of a deal.

By the way...what kinda Toshy is it? I'm on my second, I love it. My last one took a crap when it got 24oz of water spilled on it. After taking it apart and letting it dry, it actually still worked kinda They're great machines. Hers might just be a component failure, like the HD or something. Hopefully her information is not corrupted or anything.
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Very simple. Take out the hard drive, put it into an external enclosure made for 2.5" drives, plug that into a desktop and then get the pics and any other files out. Not too big of a deal.

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I was gonna post that same exact thing but assumed it would be too advanced for her to do.
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Well its running I removed the Battery its been in there since 02. lol
it is now running stable i think... moving pictures worst part is the C button is broken

I might take a run to staples and pic up a 2.5 enclosure.. Right now I have one of my freshly formated 360 externals pluged into it removing pictures..


Oh I'm working on it as I type But it just chit again. Off to staples I go.
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good luck with that. hope it keeps running for the time being. and hah, yeah, these batteries barely last a year. they start to adversely affect the function of the computer when they get really bad
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well, if it'* the batteries, I can't really help you. If it'* the hard drive thats starting to break, put it in the freezer for a few hours.
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Freezer.... that works yes but as of right now the Laptop is siting on a Cool Table temps are good so its not a heat issue.


managed to get most of the image files moved but then it took another chit. looks like it'* going to be a long night.
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the freezer is for the hard drive only. When they start to malfunction, putting it in the freezer will usually cause the internal parts to shrink just enough that they will work again. It is a short term fix, and will usually give you enough time to transfer data. If it'* the battery, I don't have any ideas/suggestions unfortunately.
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