I had a dead drive with a relatives photos on it once, and came across an identical drive a while later. The PCB connections and crimp-ons looked far too fiddly for my level of tool experience, but on close examination I found one surface-mount capacitor appeared to have lost its magic black smoke.
With a fine soldering tip and some patience I managed to remove the matching capacitor from the working drive and stick it to the dead one. This worked long enough to retrieve the personal files off the drive. I was not prepared to use the drive for any longer than that tho.