How can I recover files from a dropped lap dop

I dropped my lap top. It's still turning on but directs me to the set up page and I can't get beyond that. I already bought a new computer. All I want to know is simplest way to recover files on the hard drive of the dropped computer. Thank you.

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Knowing the make and model of your laptop would make your question easier to answer. For instance, if you have a MacBook like an A1181 it would be fairly easy to remove the hard drive from the damaged laptop and plug it into your new laptop using an external SATA hard drive enclosure, like this one: Silicone 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure with USB 2.0 Cable

However, the hard drive itself may have been damaged in the drop. Again, knowing specifically what make and model laptop you have would be helpful in knowing what the "set up page" is. Some MacBooks can boot up in an internet recovery mode that does not require a working hard drive. This could mean that your hard drive is physically damaged, or simply that some connection was damaged when the laptop was dropped.


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