You aren't helping here man - providing "pretty much dead" as a diagnosis leaves it impossible for us to posit a prognosis.
I can tell you that if the drive still spins, then "GetDataBack" (FAT or NTFS version is critical) will be able to extract all the remaining data. Importantly, STOP USING THE DRIVE IMMEDIATELY. Any further use will corrupt more data.
You need to by a 3.5 to 2.5 " HDD converter kit (maybe $20?) and mount the drive in your desktop PC - BUT ONLY AFTER YOU HAVE INSTALLED GETDATABACK!
Note: GDB will work with disks that do not show up in Windows, and in some cases, drives which do not even show up in the BIOS!