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Plugged in a wrong adaptor and my elliptical started smoking

My elliptical started smoking after I plugged in the wrong size adaptor.
I've tried my elliptical numerous times and the whole thing works fine, even the fan. Is my machine ok, or should I try and take it apart to see if I harmed something?

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Usually when you let the smoke out your done, but if it seems to be OK, I would just run (ellipe) with it. The board is probable damaged but working, you might of burned a few contacts, sniff around. You can take the covers off and look but if they are burned bad you might just finnish it off. How long it lasts can't be determined, but it is just a matter of time before it goes.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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