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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:12 PM
Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:18 PM
I have (had) a Dell Optiplex GX270 which ceased to function. I took it opened it and the capacitors on the motherboard were bulging and had crud on them. Another motherboard is en-route, but I was was told that when replacing the motherboard I really need to reinstall all the programs, which can wipe out all the data on the hard drive. And dummy that I am, I never backed up.
So what is the best, economical and easiest to use way for this unsophisticate to get all the data from the hard drive on to some type of storage device? And how would I do it, with detailed instructions, please?
Edited by btcomm, 28 November 2012 - 05:18 PM.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:35 PM
Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:42 PM
Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:43 PM
Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:27 PM
If it is another GX270 mainboard, it should be a straight swap. The hardware will be identical in function, so Windows can be expecteed to operate normally, but there's a chance it might need to be re-activated.
I have (had) a Dell Optiplex GX270 which ceased to function... Another motherboard is en-route
Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:39 AM
Edited by Barbarino, 29 November 2012 - 03:40 AM.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:08 AM
how same is the same when it comes to motherboards? ... they sent a motherboard with a matching number ...Does that make it the same motherboard? And when I install it will everything work like it did before without reinstalling Windows or other software?
I don't have another computer, so I can't mount my HDD to it. And doesn't using the HDD Bay ewuire having another computer as well right now?
Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:41 PM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:57 PM
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