This scares me. Our little Macs seem to be self-destructing at an increasing rate, and faster than I'm able to repair or maintain them!
I mean, I knew the caps on the LB's are notorious for failure but we're starting to see other components degrading now. Unfortunately some components cause more damage than others as they fail, as we can see here. I guess for all of the components, it's only a matter of time, right?
If I get around to it in the near future, I'll open up my Colour Classics, even if only to inspect for similar damage. I'll take some photos or measurements if I think they'll help.