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I assume you're talking about a bare drive here, not one that is in an enclosure for external use. A picture would help.
It is possible to remove the circuit board from a bare hard disk drive, desolder the connector and replace it with a new one. Only try this if you are handy with a soldering iron. Alternatively replace the whole circuit board and with it the connector, if you find one that is right type
I would sell it as a faulty item on ebay, hoping some skilled at repairing these things would buy it, and buy a new or used HD
If you have data on the HD which you wish keep, the best thing is to get it repaired by someone skilled in the art, or go to a data recovery company. Many manufacturers offer a data recovery service, and/or if you're very lucky and/or the disk is under guarantee they replace it free of charge.
Broken HDD Sata connector
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I think (?) what you need is something like this
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