A couple of you guys have helped me before so this is worth a shot, here's my latest situation: I have a Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop running XP Pro that I dropped one too many times and cracked the screen. The hard drive contains extremely important data that I desparately need. The machine powers and boots up fine. I hooked it up to an external monitor and it comes on for a minute and then the monitor goes dark. I tried this repeatedly. Someone (local incompenent computer repair place) said I may have a bad video card. What I was thinking of doing is buying an identical Dell laptop and swapping out the hard drives. There are things on that drive that I R E A L L Y need. 1. Can I buy an identical Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop and swap out the hard drive? I was just reading something online that says it's not as easy as it seems. 2. Can I buy a different series or different kind of computer and swap out the hard drive? 3. Should I buy a "parts" laptop and rape it for the screen, video card and possibly the motherboard? I'm not tech saavy but I can follow directions. and finally... 4. Is there any way I can get the data off this hard drive without going through all this? I have 2 Compaq desktops sitting here with empty bays for extra drives. I know, they're different sizes. HELP!