The "female" slot for non-USB end is the part that got bent. I tried bending it back into shape but so far the external hard drive hasn't worked. I fear it might be because the very tip of the prong may have broken off. However, I'm not familiar with how this particular slot operates, and as such am at a loss for what the problem might be.
Can anyone offer a possible fix, and if not is there any way to retrieve the information from my otherwise intact external hard drive?