My son has the cars leapster game system. It comes on and brings up the screen to select your name but you touch it and it doesn't do anything. He has only had it since Christmas and it has not been damaged so i'm not sure why it doesn't work. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Push the "A" button to enter the calibration. There will be a little
plus sign. Touch it with the stylus and continue to touch the plus
signs with the stylus until you return to the calibration screen. Turn the Leapster off and then back on again without a cartridge.
there are three basic reasons why the leapster explorer won't bring out sound.
1. Defective speaker
The speaker of your leapster explorer maybe defective, this can make it not bring out any sound. Disassemble the leapster explorer, check the speaker part, test the speaker with a AA battery. If you hear any sound using the battery, then it means there is nothing wrong with the speaker.
2. Loose wire connection
Disassemble the leapster explorer, check the wires connecting the speaker to the board. Check for any wire cut, or loose connection which can cause the speaker not to bring out sound.
3. Sound IC/Card/Board
If non of the above is the cause of the problem, then it means the leapster explorer is having a defective sound ic/board/card. There is an IC on the board of the leapster explorer which is responsible for sound. If this ic has a shot, there won't be any sound. If this be the cause, I think it's high time to took the leapster explorer to a repairman because this requires skill.
I hope the above is clear. If not, please let me know for further assistance.
How did you try recaibrating? I just fixed my son's Leapster 2 a few minutes ago. I read a couple different recalibration instructions and the one that works for the Leapster 2 is:
1-Hold down the (?) Hint button while turning on the system.
2-Keep holding it down until the Leapster menu shows up
3-Let it go and press the A button
4-Touch each crosshairs x with the pen tip
5-When it goes back to the menu screen, restart the unit
We have the same problem and our leapster is only 2 days old.Do Touch
Screen Calibration,it should help.I do it everytime for my son when he
wants to play and it does help...But once u turn leapster off,u'll have
to calibrate it again next time...
Just hold down hint button while turning on.When the Leapster menu
screen appears,press the A button.Touch each of the crosshairs that
appear with the stylus.restart unit. ..That what we do everytime.
I just bought the "new" leapster 2 and it loads but it doesn't do anything when touching the screen with the pen.... It asked me to choose my coutry which i did .. took 10 mins then it picked the wrong country.. now i am stuck at putting in my son's name.. again won't do anything..