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Ellesmere Port Computer Service Recovers Family Photos From Burnt Out Computer
House fires can be devastating. Furniture and valuables can be replaced, but memories cannot. RepairMyPC in Ellesmere Port recently managed to recover all family photos and videos from a badly burnt laptop and external hard drive.
The fire started after the holidays, when a heat lamp of a tortoise vivarium burnt out. The family was woken up by the family dog that stayed downstairs. While the firefighters were able to control the fire downstairs, and put it out, the family computer, external hard drive, and USB drive were badly burnt and suffered water damage.
RepairMyPC in Ellesmere Port received the devices from the survivors or the house fire, desperate to recover at least some of the information on the hard drive. Jon, from RepairMyPC told us:
"Starting with the laptop seemed like the best opportunity to recover data. Even though the laptop had escaped most of the heat on the one side, it had been drenched in water, and left outside for a few days!"
The laptop bag was burnt onside the case, therefore, the computer repair specialist decided to take what looked like a lump of coal home and try to dig it out of the burnt case. An angle grinder was used, and eventually the laptop was free.
Eventually, the data from the burnt out laptop, external hard drive, and even the melted USB drive was fully recovered. Ten years of family photos, videos, wedding and pet pictures were found, including the ones of the dog that saved the family.
"We didn't have much hope in the beginning, considering the state of the laptop and the hard drive. We did our best to get the data, as we understood that it was irreplaceable for the family".
If you have recently lost data or your computer has been attacked by ransomware, or you are having problems with your hard drive, don't give up yet. Visit RepairMyPC Ellesmere Port, and get professional advice and expert data recovery service.
Jon RepairMyPC Ellesmere Port