Re: Recovering Data (Images)
Honestly you should just pay a professional and get it done right.
Normally I would say you could take the drive apart and see if you can hookup the drive with an adapter, but if you don't have computer experience AND there are EXTREMELY important files (photos) on this drive you need to pay someone to do it right.
Otherwise you may end up taking the drive apart and destroying the drive and data in the process. If this was just normal data I would say go for it, but those pictures are far too important for you or someone not professional to be messing with.
Data recovery is expensive in cases like your's. Sorry but either pay the money or live with the fact you might destroy the data doing it yourself or having a 'cheap skate' do it.