Getting access to hard drives on a dead PC - help please

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  1. tasman

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    Hi all. My computers mobo died today and I will be buying a new one from Dell soon. What I would like to know is how do I go about getting access to my current hard drives. I have data on there that I need to get back. I'm not a computer expert so I'm looking for the simplest way of recovering my data.

    Thanks for any advice
     
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    I have a dell pc and it has a spare hd bay and wiring in so I would just slot the old drive in there and bobs your uncle :thumbsup:
     
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    It will be the XPS 420. I don't think there are spare bays in that one.
     
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    Have had problems getting data of a hard drive when its been stuck into a caddy best of just to stick it in another pc as a slave drive and copy the files over, then get a caddy for it if you want one.
     
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