I looked at a lot of forums and it appears that this is probably the best one to which I should submit my question. The long story short is that I have a Gateway power supply that has been broken off of where it was. This left the four little legs (pins) stuck in their holes and essentially no way to pry off the whole unit. The pin going out the back flew off completely. Here is a rough diagram of what I mean but I have pictures so please let me know if that would help.
| - pin out of the back of the power supply into the motherboard.
| - broken pin | - other broken pin
| - broken pin | - broken pin
If I try soldering the bottom to release the metal pins I get nothing (may be a soldering temperature problem). But my question is this:
Can I bend the pins of the new power adapter down flat and lay them on the old pins to finish the circuit. If I do this, the unit lays basically flush (no visible gaps) and the back pin is long enough to get in the whole (I bent one already because I have extras DC power supplies). What risks does this run?
Thank you all so much for your help.