my laptop is no longer recognizing the hard drive and is asking (when I do get in) if I want to reformat the information. I know a small bit from web research that this is not the thing to do. I have brought the hard drive to a shop but they said that recovery would cost 400-800$ and that it wasnt guaranteed. But they havent looked at it yet, which I find odd. I have a feeling myself the cable connection maybe faulty and am going to buy a new cable anyway just to see if it makes a difference. Is there cheaper options out there on data recovery if the hard drive is fecked?