it is hard, specially since im broke and can't afford a new one right now, lmao.
just last night i installed ubuntu's live cd (life saver!) and was able to mount the drive, i thought id just copy everything
tomorrow to a pen drive or something so i unmounted it and went to bed, something must have happened to it
overnight since today it just wouldn't show up on disk utility. strange.
i will give pagagon a try though, hopefully it will be able to rescue something.
thanks a bunch, you've been of great help.