I tried putting solder on it but wouldn't stay. Guess I ripped it clean off.
Anything I can do?
What if I drilled a tiny hole where the pad used to be (no bigger than it was), and put a small solid copper (or similar) wire in there and solder both ends to make it stay, then put new cap on it?
would that work?
The correct techniques, one using a pre-attached dry film adhesive and the other uses a 2-part epoxy, are listed here:
The tools to make this repair on your own can be found here:
Hope this helps with your PCB pad repair!