Thank you for that excellent video, gr33nman! I was about to trash the machine when I ran across this thread.
Your excellent graphics, photography and narrative encouraged me to try the fix. A trip to Radio Shack and an hour of time was all I needed to complete the job.
When I plugged the unit in and hit the power button, there was the "HELLO," and I smiled in response.
Hats off to you for taking the time to produce and post the video...