Re: HHD problem..
YEs, that is possible to transfer IDE boards. I got a 120GB drive who's IDE controller is dead. I tried another 120GB from the same model, and it fired right up. I just need another IDE board, like you.
Now, what you need, is a screwdriver (torx) that will fit the screws of both drives (usually, both fits.). Now, next, transfer the IDE boards, but make sure you have the foam remaining on the drives! It's important for usage! Next, make sure it's well seated and screw them back. Put it in your PC, and power it up first, to see if it works. If it does, power the PC off, then plug the IDE cable in.
As far for the broken pin, if you still own, it's possible to resolder that thing.