If you've got 12v constant on the yellow, 12v switched on the red, and chassis ground to black, your fuses are good the radio is powered properly.
When you plug the harness into the back of the radio you should hear the CD transport cycle. That's telling you the radio's getting power. Hit the reset button (pin-hole switch on front panel) and hold the small square open/close button for 2-3 seconds.
If still nothing, the radio needs service. I'd send that model to Alpine in CA for repair.
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maybe short circuit or similiar problem inside since its geting hot, probably not a problem with the faceplate I would remove the cd player from your car and take it to a professional for a diagnosis / repair estimate. Can't solve this one with text only.
Take the stereo all the way out and hook the black wire to the negative terminal and the yellow and the red wire to the positive terminal on a charged car battey. If it still does not turn on you may have fuse in the back of the deck. If not it's probably fried.
You are correct, the unit powers entirely from the red and yellow leads. Your symptoms sound like a unit that isn't getting power on the red (switched) lead. The most likely cause is a blown fuse in your vehicle's fuse box.
First check the power fuse as well as the stanby or always on fuse. then if that does not work Try to disconnect the power and standby line and let the unit reset . This should be done for at least an hour or so.. Good Luck