Just thought that I should keep you all abreast of my situation.
I went to Staples stationary and was told that it will cost $75.00 to scope out what is wrong with my machine. The good news is that they will retrieve my data at the same time and only charge me for the needed flash drive. Soooo..... The that shouldn't take too long to save up.
Thank you all for you sympathy and suggestions, they are greatly appreciated.