Posted 04 March 2010 - 12:26 PM
There are a few decent freebie recovery programs. http://www.piriform.com/recuva
The problem is your drive is not even seen, which means there is a problem with the PCB/circuitboard on the drive itself. I don't think you will have a decent chance of recovering anything with that problem. If the data is really important, you can either find another PCB and replace it (google the board number) or send it to a pro, who will likely replace the PCB and extract data.
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