Toshiba Laptop


Dec 30, 2012
I have one laptop thatthe hard drive is broken and another that has a broken screen. Can I move the hard drive from the broken screen laptop to the broken harddrive laptop?
Most likely YES. If they are both modern laptops then they both use a 2.5" sata hard drive. If you remove the hard drives and compare them it will be obvious if they have the same connections or different ones. IF one laptop is an older one the hard drive might be a PATA or IDE drive. That is not compatible with modern SATA drives.

Once you move the hard drive you are moving EVERYTHING from one computer to the other. The operating system files, data, etc. There are hardware specific drivers on the hardware that need to be replaced when you move it to the new laptops. There is also the windows licence to fix. If you don't need the data on the laptop with the broken screen the easiest approach is to format the disk drive then restore with the factory recovery disks.

If this general approach is something you want to try post to get more details.

Aside, swapping disks is a good thing to try. If the disk drives are not the same and a broken hard drive is the only thing wrong with an OK or Good laptop then buying and installing a hard drive is not that bad.