I've got a Presonus Firebox. Yesterday when I woke up I went into my studio and noticed that the light was off on the unit (it's always connected thru firewire so the light is always on). I unplugged it and plugged it back in, and smoke started pouring out of the back of the unit. I unplugged it immediately and when I tried plugging it in today nothing happened.
I talked to a tech support rep @ Presonus. He said he was 99% sure it was a blown capacitor, but they want $75 + shipping to fix it. I'd like to give a shot at fixing it myself. I took apart the unit, and after googling pics of blown capacitors I found the one that is bad and removed the cap (see pic below). I plan on replacing that capacitor, but my worry is the white square thing just below the blown capacitor. there seems to be brown goo oozing out of it. I don't know what this piece is or what it does.
Anybody familiar with electronics that can lead me in the right direction? I don't want to pay Presonus the money for the repair as I'd rather just buy a new unit (I only paid $100 for this unit initially).