I have an original Leapster and for some reason it is now not sensing or recognizing the pen. The games register and otherwise we are having no problems. Do you know why this happens and is there an easy fix?
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(1) Insert a cartridge, 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.
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Hold the hint button (question mark) when turning on the device. When the device turns on, do the stylus calibration and touch each of the crosshairs that shows up. After you are finished restart the leapster and you should be fine.
You need calibration
Touch Screen Calibration is as: 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 the unit.
1) Ensure that a cartridge is not inserted2) Hold down the Hint (?) button while turning the unit on. Continue to hold the Hint button down until the LEAPSTER menu appears.3) When the LEAPSTER menu screen appears, press the A button4) Touch each of the crosshairs that appear with the stylus5) Restart unit
My daughter did the same thing to the tip of her Leapster 2 stylus. I called Leap Frog at 1-800-701-5327 and was able to order a replacement stylus directly from them on credit card for $5.00 shipped.
I also took her old stylus and sanded the broken tip down with 100 grit and then 220 grit sandpaper to get rid of the sharp, cracked point and it works just fine. I figure I'll keep the sanded one as a spare in case she does something silly with it again.