Not likely, unless the failure is in your mobo/disk controller and not in your disk drive.
If you buy the converter, you have maybe a 1% chance that the drive is still good. But if it fails to read on your laptop, there's a long shot you could also try.
One of the real staff here at Tom's mentioned that *sometimes* when you cool (literally freeze) your hard drive, you can coax 5 to 10 minutes of operation out of it. Dunno why, never tried it myself. But you don't have many options.
Last thing you can do is send it out to a data recovery servce, which will likely recover most if not all of your data at a cost of many hundreds of dollars (cost me $400 six years ago).
Good luck! Makes an extra disk and some backup software look pretty good, eh?
Ah. I tried freezing it alrdy. I thought it was just a myth. Maybe I'll try to leave it in the freezer longer. I guess if I can get 10 mins ish. Extra. I have to be fast -_- my music library and old stuff isn't worth a few hundred to me. It's just a pain to have to get all of it back.
Unless of course I figure out how to export music from an iPhone.