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I bought my son a vtech smile last dec08. I cannot make it start. no lcd display no sound. never been used yet!

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    Where exactly is the pin hole? Cannot see one.

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Hi i'm Ryan, my daughters did the same thing, I removed the battery cover and there is a small pin hole with a reset button in it, try resetting it. I did and it came back on and works fine.

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Vsmile keeps turning off


Here's the solution to your V smile: Oxidized connectors! Remeber the original Nintendo back in the 80s? You had to repeatedly reinsert the cartridge so that it would work properly. The V smile has the same problem. They use tin plated copper contacts on the game cartridges as well as the internal connector. All newer electronics use gold plated contacts because gold does not oxidize (rust, corrode). You'll need a very fine sheet of sandpaper. Start by lightly sanding the game cartridge connector (you have to expose the contacts by pushing the plastic part in). Make sure you wipe the contacts clean with a rag, and do not touch the contacts with your fingers! Then you have to do the same with the console's internal connector. The danger here is bending one of the pins inside so be very careful. The real solution to this would be to replace the connector but no one sells it (checked ebay, Vtech). Should last a couple of months to a few years, depending on relative humidity and use. If your V smile turns on normally without a game cartridge, then this is your problem. Symptoms vary from no power to corrupted graphics to no sound as well as random turn off (with a cartridge, no problems without a cartridge). I've done a few lately and all are working like new. Let me know how it goes, but I take no responsability for bent pins, damaged connectors, fire, earthquake,...

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No sound


here is the manual if you don't already have it

http://www.vtechkids.com/_f/_pw/_manual/V.Smile%20Cyber%20Pocket.pdf

resetting that is apparently just a case of removing the batteries and adaptor (if you are using one) wait five or ten minutes... reconnect the adaptor or install the batteries and turn it on

Robert

Jan 10, 2009 | Vtech V.Smile Pocket

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V-Tech Cyber Pocket Screen will not work


Hi i'm Ryan, have you tried to reset it? Remove the battery cover there should be a small pin hole with a button in it, push it to reset. It worked on my daughters.

Dec 29, 2008 | Vtech V.Smile Pocket

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Turning vsmile pocket on with batteries


All you need are 4 AA battery of anykind. Open the back cover, remove the Vtech rechargable battery pack and insert 4 AA batteries in its place. Now your child will enjoy there Vsmile again.

Dec 14, 2008 | Vtech V.Smile Pocket

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My daughter v smile pocket does not work


Sounds like the contacts on the games need to be cleaned. On the game cartridge, push back the little cover and clean the gold colored contacts on both sides. I use a cotton ball or q-tip with alcohol on it. Let it dry before you put it back in the v.smile.

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clean the metal with rubbing alcohol

Nov 22, 2008 | Vtech V.Smile Pocket

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Screen is blank and there is no sound


Try pressing the reset button on the back.

Also, try cleaning the contacts on the games. Push back the sleeve on the game and clean good with alcohol. If this doesn't do it, unplug it, and clean the contacts inside the unit with a qtip.

Hope this helps!

Oct 12, 2008 | Vtech V.Smile Pocket

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V smile pocket problems


Do you still have your receipt? You could try to echange it at the store. Vsmile is coming out with a newer slightly different handheld model you could try. Though, we have a vsmile for the home and a leapster as a handheld game. Which both of my children have loved. Have you tried calling Vtech about the problem? I've had to call before about the home unit and they were very helpful. (Incedently, I have had problems with that, so if you ever do here's a helpful tip: Reset the machine by unplugging EVERY cord and pressing the two front buttons together for one full timed minute! We were having problems with a power issue and this solved it) They may be just as helpful as Leapster's Leap Frog company and send you a replacement! Once on a long car trip my daughter got sick in the car, while playing, so needless to say the game system got it too. And when I called Vtech about what to do, they sent a replacement! Try calling Vtech and see. You never know! Good luck!! :)

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Vsmile home unit and 2 Vsmile pockets no longer work! GR!!!


You should definately call customer service! I had to do this with our vsmile and they were very helpful with tech issues immediately. You can call them at 1.800.521.2010. One thing to try, they had me do this on the home unit. Unplug everything, then hold down both buttons on the front for one full timed minute. This resets the unit. See if this works for you. They will ask you to do it on the phone first anyway. If not, I hope they are able to suggest other helpful solutions for you! If not, you can find a good deal on a new one on ebay. Good luck! I know how much the kids enjoy this unit!! :)

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sounds like you need those lithium battery's . ask for them at wal-mart in electronics or at radio shack .

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