OOPS.... I dropped my laptop...

Trying to recover data from my damaged laptop hard drive
Ever wonder what happens when you drop your laptop in a place where you cant just walk to Best Buy and purchase a new one? Hmmmm... Let me tell yon my story while I sit here and wait for my hard drive to copy... Hopefully I can recover my laptop...

One lovely afternoon in Hinche Haiti, I decided to take my laptop outside on the front porch to get some fresh air... Suddenly I realize my battery was low. So i did what every laptop owner would do, I pulled out the power cord and plugged it in.

About an hour later, i realize it is about to rain... So I got up, grabbed my laptop to take it inside the house...

Unfortunately, I placed my BIG FOOT on the power cord... So as grabbed my laptop, the power cord, trapped under my feet, yanked it out of my hands and...

SMASHHHHH goes my laptop onto the concrete floor...

I cant tell you what I said but they all started with 'S' and 'F'...

To make a long story short... My laptop screen broke... I had to order it in the states, ship it to the Dominican Republic and drive there to pick it up...

Then luckily, I installed it and it worked... For a while... Until I started getting hard drive errors.

I know how to backup my laptop hard drive... But i never did... So hear I am... Trying to recover critical data from a broken laptop hard drive when i know better...

Has this ever happened to you?

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