I’m often asked if I’d be willing to recover the photos and other files from a “dead” laptop or desktop computer.
I typically refer them to this post that explains how to retrieve their files themselves, but some folks prefer to pay me to do the job for them because they don’t want to take a chance on accidentally trashing their files.
Well, I do provide this service because I know how important precious photos and other irreplaceable files can be to their owners.
Here’s the deal…
My fee for recovering your photos and other files and shipping them back to you on an external USB hard drive is $75 (plus the cost of the external USB hard drive if I provide it).
If you prefer you can purchase an external USB hard drive yourself (either locally or from Amazon) and ship it to me along with either the entire computer or just the bare hard drive you removed from it.
If you provide the drive the charge will be a flat $75.
Getting the computer or its removed hard drive to me…
You can either send me the entire computer or remove the hard drive from it and send just the bare drive to me.
The shipping charge will almost certainly be cheaper if you send just the bare hard drive, but you can ship the entire machine to me if that’s easier for you. Whatever works best for you is fine.
Returning the drives to you…
I’ll pay the shipping fee for sending both the external drive containing the recovered photos and files and the original hard drive back to you.
Note: If you want the old computer returned to you I’ll need for you to cover the shipping costs. If not, I’ll be happy to recycle it for you at no extra charge.
Making the arrangements…
If you’d like to arrange for me to recover the files from your dead computer, contact me and we’ll get the ball rolling!
Bottom line: You can probably recover your files yourself by following the guide I linked to at the top of this post, but I will gladly do it for you if you don’t feel comfortable attempting it yourself.
Note: The Amazon link in this post is an affiliate link.