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Broken screen and won't connect to external monitor

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I have an Acer aspire 5742g and my screen is broken. I know the laptop works since i can manage log in to windows (i can hear the log in sound), but the screen is all white and grey. I have a few documents i would really need for school, so i've tried to use an external monitor (both another laptop and a tv) but it doesn't work. I've tried pressing fn+f5, i've tried the Windows logo+P, but still it won't connect to another monitor. Is there any other way to recovertransfer files from my broken laptop to another laptop??

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It might be possible! The issue is if you encrypted the drive if not then you have a chance here.

You'll need to get a SATA to USB adapter cable so you can connect the removed HD from your laptop and connect it directly to a second working system. If you can do that you should be able to access the file like you would on an external HD.

Heres one possible cable: Startech 2.5" SATA to USB adapter and here how to remove your HD: Acer Aspire 5742G HDD Replacement

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