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VTECH V Smile TV learning system part...

I'm working on a V Smile (orange and purple) that has one broken pin on the Card Edge Connector Slot. I can't get any info out of VTECH. I would love to know where I can buy a replacement card slot for that unit, it is otherwise in good condition. Is there any help for it?

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Re: VTECH V Smile TV learning system part... is where you can buy the replacement card slot for v smile. Ebay is also good if your ok with used cards.

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