I call on you in my (my girlfriend's) hour of need!
Having dropped her Samsung RV510 laptop last night, while on, she appears to have stuffed her hard drive. Naturally, she can't remember the last time she saved anything to an external source and she's got work, photos and the usual sentimental stuff on there that she'd rather have back.
The Hitachi drive itself still displays in BIOS, but won't boot, and won't be read over USB on my PC via an external SOHOUSB Magic Bridge I had lying around. It wasn't initially making a click-of-doom, but having tried again tonight it now appears to be doing so. I've recorded the noise it now makes when turning on: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gttnbuh9ex...oice%20001.3ga (recorded from my phone, it opens in Media Player Classic and probably VLC too)
Anything I can try, and, once I've exhausted them (assuming they don't work), any recommendations of any data recovery experts this can be sent to?
Thanks very much.