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I’d have a look at the power supply, if something was shorted to ground it could heat up fast. Can you test how much current it’s drawing? On that note, have you metered the electrical outlet? If you’re in the US you shouldn’t have much issue though as the GLD uses an auto-ranging PSU, ours runs on 230V so a 115V US outlet would have to be more than “slightly” high to cause issues.

The image on the website of the PSU says “100-240V, 47-63Hz, 95W max”.

Where was the smoke coming from?

I doubt this is a general “low quality / bad design” problem or we’d be seeing a lot more of it (a la failed TCM2000 PSU’s) but then again Jonny Weston here did have an issue with the PSU in an AR2412 about 6 months back.

Please let us know how you get on.