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Hi i have a leapster but it wont switch on I also have no manual if i could just find the manual id sort it out
My leapster 2 was working beautifully, then decided to die. It did turn on briefly to tell me to put new batteries in, which I had already done. Check that it still works by hooking it up to a 9v adaptor, if so, then take the batteries out, wet some cotton buds and gently clean each battery connector inside the battery compartment. Even if it doesen't look like there's rust, there might be a tiny bit, stopping the battery registering. I did this and now it's working fine.
Posted on Mar 19, 2010
Hold down the powerbutton for 3-5 seconds then release.
Posted on Dec 30, 2007
My sisters Kids leapster stopped working and she gave it to me to have a look at . I pulled it apart to check components. Leapstar has a good scam going on as they hot glue a component from the main board ( inductor ) to the plastin case and as you pull it apart it ripps off the component from the board ( very sneaky and deliberate ) no wonder they won't repair them. I found two blown components which I'm trying to source compatible replacements plus the one that ripped off the board.
Posted on Apr 04, 2010
I wanted to report back that I was finally able to purchase a new Leapster. I have been checking multiple retailers for almost 2 months. They had a full stock available this week. I purchased a new one (I had returned mine to the retailer) and am happy to report that all is working beautifully with the new one. I just wish Leapster would have been more open with their communication. It's pretty obvious to me that they were very aware of this issue. Still a fan!!!
Posted on Mar 20, 2008
I have the same problem it won't turn on im pissed
Posted on Dec 25, 2007
Fiend your solution direct from Nintendo. Here is your solution....
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
I solve the problem with the 3 second press of ower button! Thanks!
Posted on Dec 26, 2013
Buy a new one, and return the broken one!
Posted on Mar 02, 2008
Solution #2 works for me. Hold for 3 seconds and release. Hope it will work for long.
Posted on Jan 15, 2008
I was able to revive ours by holding down (and releasing) the power button as suggested... Thanks!
Posted on Jan 06, 2008
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First let me say there was some confusion here. The question you posted was under the category of Playstation 2. Sweet_rascal apparently didn't realize you were talking about a Leapster not a PS2, so please disregard his comments. It's likely he doesn't have any experience with the Leapster. I have 2 young girls at home, however, so I am very familiar with it.
One thing you can try - if it gets that far, is recalibrating it:
Insert a cartridge, turn the unit on and wait for the sign-in screen to appear.
Hold down the Home, Hint and B buttons simultaneously.
When the screen changes, press the A button.
Using the Stylus, touch the center of the targets.
See if that helps at all, though I'm not sure it will from your description of the problem. But, it's somewhere to start. I'm looking for more information now.
Posted on Dec 27, 2007
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Leapster L-Max recalibrates differently. I was trying to use the instructions and it kept asking for a blue button. For the Leapster L-Max push B, A, Hint, and Home when you turn it on. Do not have a cartridge in the player or it will think it is a regular Leapster. Once it says calibrate screen it will say to press A, then wait until a target appears in the upper left hand corner, touch it and you should hear a sound, then a new target appears in the lower left hand, repeat actions, then lower right hand screen, and finally the upper right hand screen. If it stops at any time and doesn't get more arrows, try it again or turn it off and see if the pen works. It may take several times to get it working again.
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