Background: radio works for 2 years, starts to work only intermittently, flashing display.
eventually dies completely
I took it apart and there is a green leaded part I measured as a resistor of around 50 Ohms that was badly burnt that was jumping between the 19.5 V and 9.5 V supply at the molex power connector going to the main board. On a separate power up of the supply, which looked like perhaps a few things might have burn up, the 9.5 V was ok but the 19.5V was at 30V. Sure enough the radio still works when biased separately from a D.C. pwr supply so I'm going with chucking the whole supply mess and putting an external wall wart with a smaller internal regulator to get to 9.5 V.
Does anyone know the history / purpose of this green thing? I want to remove it. Maybe it was a diode that burn up? I can't tell, the whole molex connector and shrink wrap was dramatically heat damaged.... Any of these things catch on fire yet?