When my power supply blew in this computer, I got another and replaced it. It did not have a smell. I have the old one and plan on fixing it. I am a tech after all.
also....when I opened it up, I had about 4 tons of dirt fall out. So what could have happened is it got dirty and shorted out. I thought the harddrive would have been toasted..but got lucky. About 2 times a year, I "should" clean out the compartment. And that may happen. LOL
Cats will rule the world...just ask my cat.
"Unfortunately, common sense is the least common of all the senses..." - Mark Twain
To use the Barrel euphemism, if you look under the Niners, you may find the Raiders, or is it the other way around?