Glad it worked out for youIf anyone cares I managed to fix the diode! Tinned tiny wires, laid them on top of the bloody stumps of pins, and ever so lightly touched with the soldering iron tip. Was less than optimistic, but when I wired it up and hit the "go" button I damn near crapped my pants when the room turned blue! Not sure who was in charge of my luck that day, but I'm thankful nonetheless. Just thought I'd update this thread and end it on a happier note. Thrilled!!