I did that to a monitor one time. It was the same scenario. Broken pins. Hard-mounted cable. I took the monitor apart, performed surgery on the cable (with the help of my trusty soldering iron), and replaced the connector. Worked fine after that.
As for a new monitor, I couldn't really tell you. I've been using my 17" CTX for a couple years now, and I still like it.
I'm not really sure what's on the market right now that's good.