RE: Studio xps 8000 NOT EVEN POWERING UP AT ALL
Well if. It is hard drive that is burnt is there a way to get data OFF OLD DRIVE or is it gone???
Depending on how damaged the hard drive is, try removing the failed hard drive and use an USB adaptor similar to THIS , then attach the hard drive to a USB port of a working computer and see if you can transfer the files and folders you need, to the computer.
Note: Only data files and folders can be transferred, any applications, utlities and programs, need to be reinstalled from their CD's, or downloaded from the publisher's website.