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Recently I bought the BK 900 massager from thrift store. It did'nt come with adapter. So i plugged a 12V adapter which I had. But it did'nt work. Infact the hand control got hot and there was little burning smell from the control. So I unplugged the adapter and I ordered the PP-ADPEM3 adapter from Homedics for $10. Even with this recommended new adapter, the massager is not working. Did I screw up initially by using a wrong adapter. If so can you tell me a fix for this please? Is there a way to diagonize the problem with the massager. Your feedback will be appreciated.Thanks

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I need that adapter (PP-ADPEM3). Not available from Homedics and have never seen it on Ebay. Care to sell it?

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SOURCE: Can't disassemble massager.

I don't have the Homedics programmable, but I have taken apart my Brookstone programmable (and lots of old Homedics massagers).

I'm going to guess the screws concealment method is similar. On the under side of the massager, look for small oval-shaped outlines that are the same color as the rest of the body. Mine had four. These are little plastic plugs that you can pry out with a tiny flat screwdriver or a razor blade. The screws are hidden under these plastic plugs.

I hope this helps


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