If the drive has totally failed you may be in for a very expensive recovery, which will involve removing the drive and bringing it to such a service. Can't recommend one, but Google for that.
Not sure how true this is, but I've heard that leaving the drive in a refrigerator freezer (preferably packed in an airtight plastic bag with silica gel--or, without silica gel, at least triple wrapped to avoid condensation) may sometimes (rarely?) temporarily bring it back to life, long enough to get the data off it.
Sorry it took a while to get back to you. Tried a couple of recovery disks, no luck. I bought a new drive, should be here by the end of the week. I spoke with several people who all agreed with you on the freezer idea, so that's where the old drive is for a few days. Thanks again for your response & help. Wish me luck!