Have a problem with seagate HDD

Please refer Q_21418313.html on this site - my seatools utility does not even bring up the results of a quick test - it just hangs ...even a Hitachi DFT returned a 0x70. I  want to know if the drive is really dead ? Is the data recoverable ? What are my options before I ask for a replacement ...the data is important for me and I am reluctant to turn it in soon ...
praveenzAsked:
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rindiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Most laptops today have a USB port, to which you can connect USB casings (get one for a 2.5" laptop disk), and into this casing you can put your laptop HD.
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rindiCommented:
I'd try testing the Disk in another PC using the tools above. You could also download and use the UBCD from http://ultimatebootcd.com Which has the tools the important disk manufacturers and many more. It is pretty likely that another system won't hang.
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praveenzAuthor Commented:
If I am able to connect the replacement drive to this laptop - how do I go about recovering data from the previously failed drive ? (if at all thats possible ? ) any thoughts ? How do i connect to the same laptop as slave (sorry I do not have access to another computer !! ) Is there anyway I can hook up through some external cables etc !? (I know this is kinda asking for too much but well - I am interested in recovering the data myself is thats possible ! )
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