What happened was two or three weeks ago and this may or may not be related. the original charger cable stopped working, upon investigation a simple transformer was fritzed, I ordered a Jaycar P2007, I had a Mitsubishi one given to me so while i waited i used that, after a week of working as usual, it charged to 65% and stopped and started a few times,, same at a public slow charger, it took a charge from the fast charger in town no problem then later that day wouldn't, went into crawl mode with ! mark on, now its sitting there with 15 odd km in. No smell like you describe.
Thanks for the tip on the images as well, finally posted now above hopefully.
I trolled the net for the manual and found it in heaps of files not one so far be great to get a copy from you if its easier to use? email@example.com