How to recover data from a dead surface pro 3 / 4 / 5

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So... your Microsoft Surface Pro 3 / 4 / 5 no longer turns on and you have very important data on the device (the story of most of us). z

Do it yourself guide on recovering data from your Surface Pro

Well... if you have backups, you are in the safe, and can just restore your backup onto a new device or at least access your files, This is the ideal situation. But like most of us, we don't have backups or have very old ones.

Just like any other tech device, with a removable hard drive. The surface pro has a removable SSD hard drive. However to get the hard drive we have to remove the screen, which in most cases causes irreversible damage to the screen. But I am assuming the machine is dead, so damaging the screen is not a big drama.

Once the hard drive is reachable, you can remove it, install in a the appropriate caddy (USB enclosure) and connect it to a Windows PC and you can copy the data.

If the SSD is not encrypted you are good to recover. If the SSD is encrypted, a bit locker code was generated when the SSD encryption tick was ticked, and the key is required to unlock the drive and recover data.

When the encryption took place, an option to save the drive to multiple locations will be offered, (screen shot below)

Choose one of the option below: Recommended - Save to your Microsoft Account
Surface Pro Data Recovery Sydney NSW

Often users will save this to MS account (also strongly recommended), this will make recovering it much easier.

You can buy the drive for DIY, please choose carefully which drive you require.
Surface Pro 3 mSATA
Surface Pro 4 M-Key

To book a data recovery from your surface pro 3 / 4/ 5  @$400. Optional pickup and return @ $40. Please call us at 02 8081 2555 or click here to book a repair online.

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