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Leapster 2 broken screen

We just bought a leapster 2 for my daughter, unfortunately she dropped it breaking the screen. It turns on fine but the pen will not work at all with the screen. Is there anyway I could get a replacement screen and instructions on how to install it. I asked www.leapfrog.com but they are no help what so ever. Hate to think that I've flushed seventy dollars down the drain. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • simpl-e Jan 12, 2009

    same problem here. new for christmas, broken less than 3 weeks later. :o(

  • mcnammel Feb 10, 2009

    ME TOO ! Christmas gift , it was just broken by my toddler dropping it. I am so mad there is no warranty! How can they make it for toddlers and then have it break so easily. I AM NOT HAPPY!

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We had a similar problem leapster turned on but would not let us chose a name for sign in. We held down the ? button when switching on then wen tthrough the stylus calibration and re-bootted. All started working again. Hope this helps

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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    WELL DONE!!!! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!

  • deighbee Mar 18, 2011

    your the best iv been trying to fix my sons since xmas!! thankyou!!!

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    Thank you sooo much, my 3 year old is now jumping around nearly in tears shes that happy! Thanks again!!!

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    it was very helpful fixed my grandaughters with no problem, love google, helps with everything

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    Thank you so much...my 3 and 5 years old boys are happy again...so is mommy:)

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    goddessonmyk Jul 14, 2012

    your a life saver this would have been my 4th leapster since xmas thanks so much

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    frizbee12 Jul 15, 2012

    Thanks Alot!!!!

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Is the screen actually broke or just not responding. If it's the latter, try recalibrating, there's a step by step here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQayGCjEdgo&feature=channel_page

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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Actually, both of these solutions are the same solution.

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