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Hello and welcome to just answer. This sounds like a failing battery, and/or a poor connection at the battery cables. How old is the battery?
Well I am thinking that the smoke may have been from an electrical arcing at the battery and cable connections. I recommend removing the battery cables and cleaning them and then reinstall and tighten them securely. If it still will not start, then remove the battery and take it to your auto parts store and have it tested. replace it if it fails the test.
Sounds good. I will keep an eye out for your reply tomorrow.
Yes that is correct. L9ose cable connections can cause those exact same symptoms you are describing.
Ok, if the battery is good, and cables are good, then yes it may very well be the starter. Not the alternator.