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Can hard drives be switched?

I have a Toshiba L505D-S5983 that the screen stopped working. I didn't backup all of my files and was wondering if I could switch out my hard drive into another Toshiba L505D-S5983. Would my hard drive work? Would it allow me to backup my files? I found one for sale on Ebay.

Any information would be helpful!

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Hi @vevans ,

Try connecting an external monitor to see if you get a working display on it.

If you do, you can make a backup of your files and then find out what the cause of the no display problem is on the laptop.

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Yes! If the issue is only with the computer and not the hard drive then yes, you can use the hard drive on a different computer. However, if the hard drive is causing the computer to not function appropriately then replacing the hard drive on a different computer will not work because the hard drive is corrupt or consists of hardware issues.

-Let me know if this helps.

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