Defective Sata Hard Drive/diskLocked
i owned a samsung 80gb sata hard disk. Some days back while attempting to boot something went wrong, system didn’t boot(some smoke was detected). my first assumption was the smps was gone. In fact it had, i changed but the system still wasn’t booting. In fact none of the devices even smps & processor were working(not starting).
Is this called a hard disk crash? I am ignorant when it comes to hardware.
I even attempted to connect my hard disk as a slave in another system. after connection the attempt of a boot resulted in no response i.e. none of the devices like processor etc. were moving.
The warranty on the hard disk has expired & i have some important data i want to retrieve. kindly guide me in this regard. i don’t want to throw the thing away. how should i approach the problem?