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How did it happen: I connected a car lighter adapter, after a minute the adapter started to smoke. After that the Zaurus does not start and the battery cannot be charged.

* No reaction after pressing "cancel"
* When the power cable is connected, no led is lit
* The battery does not seem to get charged (I measured about 1V on the battery connectors when the power cable is plugged)
* The battery works properly (checked in another Zaurus)

Does anyone know what could get burned? Is it possible to fix it, or I should start looking for a new Z on eBay?
It's a new trend in portable computing, like the following:

They called it a "thermal incident" (reminiscent of a wardrobe malfunction).

Sorry to hear about your 5500...
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