Question about LeapFrog Toys

1 Answer

Touchscreen doesn't work

The touch screen doesn't work with stylus.

Posted by on

  • gmcrkrjr Nov 09, 2008

    Actually, I took the back cover off and found that the plug for the touch screen came unplugged. This was given to me and has been used by an 8 year old so it probably got banged around. I put a dab of silicon sealer on top of cable and connector so it won't happen again. Thank you for your reply.


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 8 Answers

I just got one too and u have to do it head on hard or  it wont work 

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Yahtzee wild touchscreen doesn't work

if you turn on the light button and it just plays music it is in demo mode. Wait for the music and light to go off and hold down the roll button for three seconds. That should do the trick just hit the light button again pick number of players. if that doesn't work you may have weak batteries try the reset button or your game may just be defective.

Mar 07, 2013 | Hasbro Yahtzee Wild Hand Held Game


How to Sync Stylus with LeapFrog Leapster 2 Learning System

If you need to sync the device to the stylus just follow the steps below.<br /><br />1. Turn your <span>Leapster</span> 2 off, and remove the game cartridge<br /><br />2. Hold down the 'hint' button while the game is off. The 'hint' button is the middle small button in the row of three above the directional pad on the left, with a '?' on it.<br /><br />3. With your finger still firmly on the 'hint' button, turn the <span>Leapster</span> 2 back on. Keep your finger on the 'hint' button.<br /><br />4. The screen should be displaying the calibration screen. You can release the 'hint' button now.<br />5. Press the 'A' button on the right to enter the calibration screen.<br /><br />6. A small '+' sign will appear on the screen. Touch it with the stylus. A new '+' sign will appear. Touch this with the stylus too, and repeat for as many '+' signs as your <span>Leapster</span> 2 throws at you.<br /><br />7. The screen will return to the calibration screen. You can now turn the machine off. Leave the cartridge out of the console, and turn it back on.<br /><br />8. Your stylus and touch screen should now be working, enabling you to sign in as usual.<br /><br />9. If it is working correctly then you can turn it off, add a game cartridge and turn it back on.<br /><br /><b>Thanks for <span>using</span> <span>Fixya</span></b>

on Mar 09, 2011 | Toys

1 Answer

How do i recalibrate the leapster gs screen stylus and screen

SolutionIf your Leapster system does not respond to the stylus pen, it needs to be calibrated. To calibrate your Leapster system:
  1. Turn the unit on and wait for the sign-in screen to appear.
  2. Hold down the Home, Hint, and B buttons simultaneously.
  3. When the screen changes, press the A button.
  4. Using the Stylus, touch the center of the targets.

Jan 28, 2013 | LeapFrog Toys

1 Answer

Even when i press the power button it still doesn't switch on. what now?

You have to touch all there buttons at the same time, then slide the screen up. If your screen is already up slide it down then slide it up. If doing all that doesn't work, make sure you have the right batteries!

Jun 18, 2012 | Mattel My Meebas Interactive Pet

3 Answers

It keeps saying touchscreen calibration utility touch crosshair to calibrate. we'v done everything that we could to fix it. it will not go back to the page with activities.

I need help I buy my son V.reader for Christmas it say Touchscreen Calibration Utility Touch Crosshairs to calibrate. I need help? how do I fix it?

Aug 19, 2011 | Vtech V.reader Animated E-book System

1 Answer

How do you calibrate the leapster learning game system?

  • Follow these steps to calibrate your Leapster Learning Game system -
  1. Remove any game and turn the Leapster off.
  2. Turn the unit on.
  3. When the sign in screen appears immediately press and hold down "home"(house), "hint"(question mark), and "B" buttons together for 4 seconds.
  4. Now you will see a few options.
  5. Press the "A" button for the touch calibration option.
  6. Now just touch the stylus on the cross-hairs and it will be calibrated.
  7. Now you want to restart the unit.
  8. Redo the steps if this should not work the first time.
Regards, Tony

May 19, 2011 | Toys

1 Answer

When you press the screen it dosen't work. Batterys are in a good place i don't know what to do is a brand new toy

You can try calibrating the stylus pen. Hope this works :) Here are step by step instructions straight from the Leapster2 website:

If your Leapster2 does not respond to the stylus pen, it needs to be calibrated. Calibrating the Leapster2 is easy:

1) Ensure that a game cartridge is not inserted in the Leapster2

2) Hold down the Hint (?) button while turning the unit on. Continue to hold the Hint button down until the LEAPSTER2 menu appears. Remember that you need to hold the "Hint" button down the whole time while you are pressing the power button, and releasing it.


3) The LEAPSTER2 menu will show the options Base Info, Cart1 Info, Cart2 Info, Cart3 Info, and Touch Calib. If you do not see this menu after powering on the Leapster2, turn the Leapster2 off and repeat steps 1 & 2 until you see the menu.


4) When the LEAPSTER2 menu screen appears, press the A button on your handheld.

5) Using the stylus pen, touch each of the crosshairs that appear

6) Restart unit

Jan 25, 2011 | Toys

1 Answer

When I turn the leapster2 on in comes on fine. When it asks me to type in a name the touch screen pen isn't working. Nothing happens!

we have had this problem with our Leapster2 for a while. Found this solution this morning and it now works great!

  • If you touch your stylus pen to the screen of your Leapster2 and it does not respond, your unit needs to be calibrated. To do this, make sure no game cartridge is in the unit. Turn the unit on while you are holding down the "Hint" or "?" button. Keep holding the button down until the Leapster2 menu appears. You will need to turn off the unit and repeat these steps if you do not see the menu. When the menu comes onto the screen, press the "A" button and use the stylus pen to touch each of the crosshairs as they appear. When you are done, your unit should be properly calibrated.

  • Read more: Best Way - Leapster 2 Troubleshooting |

    Aug 12, 2010 | Toys

    3 Answers

    Touch screen not working

    Hpoe this helps, had the same problem with my son's leapster2, took it back got a replacement and the same thing happened within 5 minutes of turning it on!! Finally found this advice on the net.

    If your Leapster2 does not respond to the stylus pen, it needs to be calibrated. Calibrating the Leapster2 is easy:
    1) Ensure that a cartridge is not inserted
    2) Hold down the Hint button while turning the unit on
    3) When the LEAPSTER menu screen appears, press the A button
    4) Touch each of the crosshairs that appear with the stylus
    5) Restart unit

    Good luck, seemed to work for ours

    Dec 17, 2008 | Toys

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Toys Logo

    Related Topics:

    319 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top LeapFrog Toys Experts


    Level 3 Expert

    3018 Answers

    Kjetil Balstad

    Level 2 Expert

    35 Answers

    GI Consulting

    Level 1 Expert

    73 Answers

    Are you a LeapFrog Toy Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides