Firstly....I am a fool... I had every intention of performing a backup (bought an external drive a month ago) but never got round to it!!
So my laptop hard drive is unresponsive (ominous clicking sound) and wont boot up. My brother in law is having a look (hes in the IT biz) but he didn't sound too hopeful when he had a quick look yesterday.
Im covered for repairs and stuff but a quick look at the T&Cs says data recovery isn't included.
What are my options?
How much will it cost?
How successful will data recovery be?
My last backup (mainly photos) was in 2012...so at worst I've lost 2 years photos and would have to upload all my CDs again onto iTunes. All my work stuff I keep on a Memory stick and Dropbox so that's OK...household spread sheets, letters and wife's college stuff has gone (she e-mails the important stuff back to herself)