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Pen won't work on Quantum Leap Exporer Globe

Replaced batteries in it, globe responds, but pen doesn't seem to work.

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  • ealfieri Nov 27, 2008

    Just wondering if I should toss this, or if it i worth repairing. I'd hate to have to buy a new one. My 6 and 2 year old love this thing.


  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    I have a quantum leap frog globe, not a video game. no screen, no calibration. Thanks for offering help, though.

  • ealfieri Nov 29, 2008

    It's a Quantum Leap GLOBE, not an electronic book, as the product listed shows. don't know how to list it as such, The globe pen doesn't even register when touched (or slammed) against the globe. Just not responding at all.

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    I have the same problem. The batteries work because the globe is talking, however the pen does not seem to register a response.

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Ok, last night I was doing some research on my daughters leapster, its not a quantum leap, but maybe can be fixed the same way. I found out that you can "recalibrate" the machine. I used the instructions for the leapster, but here is what they said about the Quantum:


Turn the power on. Wait until you see the "Home" screen.
Find the small hole in the back of your Pixter unit above the battery compartment door. That’s the calibration hole.
Insert, push and hold the stylus in the calibration hole. Turn Pixter over so that you can see the screen. When you see two plus signs, remove the stylus from the calibration hole.
First touch the plus sign in the upper left corner with the tip of the stylus.
Then touch the plus sign in the lower right corner with the tip of the stylus.

GOOD LUCK, HOPE THIS WORKS FOR YOU, I ALMOST THREW MINE OUT TOO AND NOW IT WORKS.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

  • dbach102 Jul 14, 2010

    Great...tried it and it WORKS!!!!!
    Was looking to buy a new one. Used bing as my seach engine...put in quantum leap globe. Was looking to find where I could buy a new one and read your article.
    Saved me time and money.
    Thanks,
    Dan

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