Our NYC data recovery specialists get this question a lot: “My computer is dead. Are my files recoverable?” When times look bleak and your computer has no life, chances are better that your files are recoverable? Why?
If your computer shows no sign of life, most likely the motherboard, RAM, or processor is one of the culprits. Each one of these pieces of equipment can prevent the computer from starting up. When I say not starting up, I mean no power, no lights in most cases or anything on the screen.
When a hard drive is dead, your computer usually still can turn on, show power, and lights. Typically, your computer will turn on, but not get to the Windows screen or it may get to Windows, but process very slowly.
If your computer doesn’t turn on, bring it to New York Computer Help for an affordable $85 file back-up. It will be done within an hour and you’ll be able to access your files quickly. Keep in mind that this price is assuming the hard drive is not failing.