Introduction

Are you going to throw away your expensive massage pillow just because the heater is broken? Here is a simple guide to replace your broken heater so that your massage pillow can work again.

Image 1/2: Please do this step carefully in order to avoid electric shock. Image 2/2: Please do this step carefully in order to avoid electric shock.
  • Disconnect the power plug located on the back of the massage pillow.

    • Please do this step carefully in order to avoid electric shock.

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Image 1/2: Take out the pillow so that you can manage the heater completely. Image 2/2: Take out the pillow so that you can manage the heater completely.
  • Unzip the cover. You can locate the zipper at the back of the massage pillow.

  • Take out the pillow so that you can manage the heater completely.

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Image 1/1: The screw is 8.0mm.
  • Use a Phillips JIS #1 screwdriver to remove the screw at the center of the heater.

    • The screw is 8.0mm.

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Image 1/2: You can see a green circuit board after removing the heater. Image 2/2: You can see a green circuit board after removing the heater.
  • Remove the entire heater from the pillow.

  • You can see a green circuit board after removing the heater.

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Image 1/1: All three screws are 8.0mm, which are the same size as the previous one. They are interchangeable.
  • Using the Phillips JIS #1 screwdriver, remove the three screws circled in the picture.

    • All three screws are 8.0mm, which are the same size as the previous one. They are interchangeable.

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Image 1/1: If you prefer, you can clean the circuit board gently with dry tissues to remove the sticky lubricant.
  • Now you can take out the circuit board. There will be two wires attached to the circuit board.

    • If you prefer, you can clean the circuit board gently with dry tissues to remove the sticky lubricant.

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Image 1/1: Before prying, check if you removed the power plug from the outlet and the massage pillow.
  • Use the pry bar to separate the wire from the white main board.

    • Before prying, check if you removed the power plug from the outlet and the massage pillow.

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  • Using your soldering station, remove the wires from the circuit board.

  • Now, you can separate the circuit board completely to replace with a new heater.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Yuchen Li

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