OK. I'd like to spend some time and find out how hard it is to do DIY data recovery from a hard disk drive. I had one crash and burn while I was at BSDCan this year. Now that the move is done, I'll have time again to take it apart, and put it back together 'fixed'. The drive motor is shot, so I guess I'll start by going onto EBay and buying one.
Wish me luck!