Question about Vtech V.Smile TV Learning System
Shuts off when game inserted
I have experienced the same shutdown problem, and solved it in 10 minutes with the following procedure:
1) Clean the cartridge and system components with rubbing alcohol...2) Take out the batteries...3) Hold the on/restart button for anywhere from 10-45 seconds...4) Put batteries back in and put a game in...5) Power it up...
Posted on Feb 18, 2012
In some cases (like mine) it is due to a dry solder contact holding the cartridge slot to the board. Some games work when they are positioned a certain way in the slot (notice you can move the cartridge back and forth slightly when it is inserted). Yes, cleaning the cartridge contacts can help as a process of elimination, but the continued forcing of games into the system over time will eventually lead to this issue. It can be fixed if you have a little electrical knowledge and a heat gun or soldering iron.
Posted on Jun 02, 2013
Make sure the system is turned off before inserting the cartridge.
1) Press the Reset – Press and hold the ON button for about 10 seconds
2) Make sure the game is inserted far enough into the system, and that it is pointing in the right direction. You may occasionally need to clean the contacts.
3) Also, make sure you are using the supplied power cord/adapter, not batteries. Batteries cause more problems than they’re worth.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
Yeah, just cleaning the contacts on the game cartridges with alcohol did the trick for me. I also did the trick with removing the batteries and holding down the power button for 45 seconds but I am not sure if that did anything.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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