WOW. Now THIS is why we geeks built the internet.
This guy, "Tímo" posted this (below) solution to a tragic problem that he knew was shared by many of us other geeks out here in the world at large. Now, more than 5 years later, I am reviving my home recording studio -- here in Denver, CO, USA -- and am just now discovering this problem.
"Tímo" - your taking the time and care to post this well written and detailed set of instructions has saved me literally thousands of dollars in equipment replacement.
I can't thank you enough, Tímo. If you ever read this please ping me so I can (at least) buy you dinner!