There are companies that will attempt to recover your data, but it is very expensive. Search the web for some ideas for a cheap fix. Some recommend freezing the drive for a while, some recommend heating. Any drive containing important data should be backed up.
I've a 500GB external hard disk and it just died all of a sudden. My Computer is not reading it although i tried it on all the USB ports. I also tried it on other laptops and it doesn't show up on My Computer.
How do i recover files from the hard disk even though its dead. Is it possible?