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.
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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.
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
for leaster 2 -
turn off unit, take out cartridge.
hold the hint button, turn unit on.
press A button, touch the stylus on all the cross hairs that appear.
power unit off when done.
power back up.
(got these from the leapfrog site and it worked for me!)
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.