It's risky, because who-knows-what could happen to the drive, but if you put it in a USB enclosure and plug it into the PC, there's a chance it just comes up and you can get your stuff. But like Vhalidictes mentioned, if something is done to the drive, the data is gone. So that's really a last resort if you can't come up with money for a recovery service.
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.