Anyway, I plan on replacing the capacitor. I've just got a few issues. When I first took the unit apart I noticed the blown capacitor right away. I lifted off the cap not thinking to check the polarity (there is a negative symbol on one side of the cap). Now I'm not sure which way to install it. Presonus doesn't make available the electrical flow of the unit so is there any other way to figure this out?
Also the issue I keep coming back to is the transformer. If I'm powering it with DC, and the transformer's sole purpose is to convert AC to DC, then why is it getting so hot to the point of melting itself? Shouldn't electrical signal be bypassing the part completely? Given it's close proximity to the blown capacitor, I worry that by simply replacing the capacitor I could run into the same problem in the near future.