Why is my Casio TV-400D making smoke at the battery compartment?

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I recently purchased an analogue Casio TV-400D pocket TV which was described as working (switches on and screen lights up) but it hasn't worked since it arrived. The first time putting in batteries I got the smell of melting plastic and saw that the battery compartment at the (-) connection had warped from melting, with a little smoke.

I have since opened it up and from what I can see there is no loose connections or evidence of a short circuit.

Is there a way to find out where the fault may lie that's causing this overheating and the best way to fix the offending components or wiring?

Many thanks


Software/Hardware used:
Casio TV-400 Model D (UK standard PAL system)
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If you purchased this from a retail store, I’d return it. Buying electronic goods on line like old used devices , it’s buyer beware. A lot of them are out there for sale because they were problems for someone else or just extremely cheap quality. I have family member that bout MP3 players on like for less than 10.00 and they lasted a week at most.. If you saw smoke and smelled something, then I’d write this off as a lost cause.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    As it is new one, please don't paly with it. Immediately return this item, either it was purchased from online or from a store. Is there any warranty/ guarantee for this item? You must go for that.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    You can link here, this can help you, https://www.casio.com/support/contactus
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