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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.
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.
LeapFrog will send you a replacement MAGIC Stylus pen for your globe for $5 shipping (free if under warranty), all automated by phone. Call this number 1-800-701-5327. 9 pm-6 am EST Mon-Thurs 9 pm-5 am EST Fri Sat-Sun - Closed
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.