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How do I get the battery compartment open on the Leapster GS Explorer?

I just can't open the battery compartment for a BRAND NEW Leapster GS Explorer!! Is this a common defect? Any tricks? It's ridiculous!

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  • scriptkat
    scriptkat Dec 10, 2012

    It's not that I don't that this is supposed to be how to do it, it's just on there so **** tight, it's not opening as it should...

  • lyneen_greif
    lyneen_greif Dec 26, 2012

    I have been pressing down and trying to slide the cover off of mine too and my fingers are not sore! HelP!!!

  • lyneen_greif
    lyneen_greif Dec 26, 2012

    i mean are sore!

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To open the battery compartments firmly press down on the arrows with your thumbs and push it out. You should feel the cover unlatching as you firmly press down and out.

Posted on Dec 09, 2012

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    Laurence Boyd Jan 01, 2014

    Nonsense. I have pretty strong hands and, no matter how hard I pushed/pressed, covers would not budge. You should NOT have to exert this amunt of force when doing such a simple function on a child's toy. It is either a design flaw or a a result of cheap manufacturing processes. Either way, it is junk and is going back tomorrow, still unopened.

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I was also in this situation....place your thumbs on each arrow on one side of the device...depress with a good force you will hear a click ....slide it out....hope this helps

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    suesea2007 Mar 27, 2013

    need vice grips

  • Laurence Boyd
    Laurence Boyd Jan 01, 2014

    Vice grips? You have to be joking. On a child's computerised toy? I have pretty powerful hands and I could not get the get the latches to budge, no matter how hard I pressed/pushed. I ended up giving up in frustration. It simply should not be so difficult to do. Poor design. It is going back to the shop tomorrow.

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    Regina Lewis Apr 24, 2014

    You have to squeeze the arrows as hard as you can while pushing in the direction of the arrows.

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I've tried to press down really hard and push out battery door I've also tried prying it open brand new and can't get batteries in

Posted on Dec 26, 2014

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I am having the same issue. Devasted child as birthday gift won't work. After you choose name the screen goes blank. Please help:(

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SOURCE: Hello. My daughter's Leapster

Have you tried putting new batteries? If yes and still has no sound then look for the warranty and bring it back to the store where you bought it so they can repair it for free.

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Instead of 1 starter game and a few demo game that you get from Leapfrog Connect, you can also get more downloadable games for your Leapster 2. You can get it here:
leapster-2.blogspot.com
But you have to make sure your Leapster 2 have SD Card and your Leapster 2 can connect to PC using Leapfrog connect. Try to uninstall and re-install the LeapFrog Connect and wait until it finish configuring and updated the software both on the PC and the console, It may takes 10-20 mins for it to complete updating.

One more thing, you have to make sure that you get latest LeapFrog Connect software from LeapFrog website instead of installing it from supplied CD.

Posted on Jun 29, 2011

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