Question about LeapFrog Leapster Electronic Book: Spider-Man (30425) for PC, Mac
We have a Leapster handheld game and I put in new batteries and it will not turn on. Is there a reset button ??
Had the same problem. I could randomly make it turn on by some bazzarre combination of pushing buttons. Now won't do anything. Call Leapster 800 #, and thought I was getting a bunch of b.s. from a "tech" person, however IT IMMEDIATELY RESOLVED THIS PROBLEM. Remove the battery pack and batteries. Take a pencil eraser and rub/clean the contact point where each battery goes in on the tray (except the coil sides). Reinstall the batt's back in the trey. Use the eraser to do the same thing to the outside contact points on the outside edge of the tray as well as on the Leapster itself where the tray goes. Finally reinstall the the battery tray, and BINGO ! Crazy....I would have lost a bet on this "fix".
Posted on Dec 26, 2009
I was about to go buy a new one my kids but I try the pencil eraser and it works AMAZING!!!
Posted on Aug 06, 2010
After almost giving up and getting ready to throw this thing away. I tried Solution #2 above with the eraser and it WORKED! I am pretty amazed. Thanks for the help.
Posted on Apr 24, 2010
I was having the same problem, until I tried changing my rechargeable batteries to regular batteries, then it worked fine. For some reason it will not work with rechargeables.
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
My daughters Leapster would not power on with the A/C adapter but I tried the suggestion with the pencil eraser and new batteries and IT WORKED!!!!! Completely amazing!! Even if the explorer doesn't power on with the A/C adapter, try cleaning the connectors and try it with the battery back and it appears to resolve the issue.
Posted on Sep 05, 2013
Tried this and it did not work right away. Used new batteries (we do not have recargeables), and pushed "B" button with power button and it worked! After reading some other posts about button combinations for resets, just started trying various combos. After all there aren't that many buttons on the thing. Thanks for your post as I think the eraser thing also helped in this processs.
Posted on Aug 13, 2012
Thank ya sooooo moch i did the eraser rubbing thing and it worked now my 5 yr old niece is enjoying her Leapster more than ever!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on Apr 14, 2012
Thank you so much for posting this fix! The pencil eraser trick worked on the rechargeable battery pack we have! Happy kids again :)
Posted on Feb 23, 2012
Oh my goodness! Thanks so much for the eraser idea! It worked so well! You're a genius! <3
Posted on Dec 26, 2013
You are a genius, whoever you are! Pencil eraser works!
Posted on Dec 18, 2013
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This will give you the PARENT SETTINGS menu.
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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
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