Re: Retrieve Data from Dead Hard drive??
first, when you plug it in, can you hear it spinning, (I.e is the disk motor dead, or is the control board dead?)
if the controll board is dead, buy a sinillar disk off ebay and swap the control boards to be able to get your data off of the disk.
second method, send your disk away (in the post) to a data recovery centre who will charge you to recover your data, but will be able to recover data from all but the most absolutly dead and destroyed disks.