Dead Hard Drive Recovery
Prince among geeks.
This site is a bit old but I just recently came across it and had to share with any of you fellow tech geeks. Why? Because his actions for fixing his borked hard drive are so PRO and I would never, ever think about trying to fix a hard drive in this manner. And no, this isn't the freezer trick.
See the step by step guide to an extreme fix for a dead hard drive.