|There is a way to open you just have to find it.|
It may be possible to fix that socket or connector. Dunno.
I'd think the drive is usable. Might have to buy a usb to sata adapter like this to access it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
One can get it cheaper too.
Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?