I bet I know the answer to this question but I thought I might as well ask. The hard drive in my old laptop quit booting years ago and back then I didn’t know any better and opened it to see if I could tell what was wrong. I don’t think I ever turned it on while it was open or anything, and I did it in a “clean” spot, but I now know this was the worst thing I could have done. I’ve still kept the hard drive all this time but haven’t taken it to professionals because I figured I ruined my chances of recovering the data, but I was just recently thinking that maybe I should finally have someone take a look at it. Is there any chance that anything can be recovered or is it a lost cause?