Last weekend I plugged in the charger in the Minibook (battery status was approx 25%, and the minibook was switched off) , and upon that moment smoke started to came out of the minibook from the HDMI and usb-c port! I directly unplugged the charger. It was one puff of smoke, with a very clear ‘broken electronics’ smell…
The charger seemed to work properly as I was able to charge my other laptop and my phone. So I opened the Minibook (using an ESD strap) and inspected the logic board for any discolored components. There was nothing. I did start up the Minibook, and it was working. Even the usb-c port was funtioning, and was able to read a usb memory stick. I started a battery analyzer tool, and it showed no abnormalities.
So I connected the charger to a power/energy meter and connected the charger back to the minibook. It was starting to charge as usual; drawing normal power from the power net, and charging the battery as usual.
Normally with some werid software issue or a BSOD which can not be reproduced or explaned I just ignore it. But for now, the smoke can not really be ignored, altough it happened only once, and did not seem to damage the Minibook… I still don’t dare to leave the Minibook charging unattended, altough it seems to work.
Anybody who had similar expirience in the past?