the HDD might not be the problem if it was dropped and another connection in the same vacinity is not working. The HDD on a ps3 has an insert type of installation and the actual connection for it is towards the back of the unit along where the power cord, ethernet, and HDMI plug ins are at. it might be the connections to the HDD are damaged as well. you might be able to hook the HDD up to a computer and see how it fares there to see if it really is the HDD thats broken and not somethign far worse that isnt removable
ok i will try this,but will my computer recognize the ps3 formatted drive?
Are you saying i can just plug it in,and it will show up?