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Leapster will not recognize the pen ...first it was stuck at the Canada/USA screen...now at the name screen? When I try and get to the Calibration screen I press ? and the on button but when it gets to the sign in screen I can't do anything the touch screen doesn't work. Even pressing A doens't do anything.

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Answer If your Leapster2 does not respond to the stylus pen, it needs to be calibrated. Calibrating the Leapster2 is easy:
1) Ensure that a cartridge is not inserted 2) Hold down the Hint (?) button while turning the unit on. Continue to hold the Hint button down until the LEAPSTER menu appears. 3) When the LEAPSTER menu screen appears, press the A button 4) Touch each of the crosshairs that appear with the stylus 5) Restart unit

Posted on Oct 11, 2009

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    Nothing is happening. Does this mean I need to put it in the garbage?

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If you don't see any X's then you have to clean the screen very well with some Windex and dry it well. Take any crumbs out of the screen edges and then "milk" the screen with the thumb gently. What happens is that the digitizer gets pressure areas built up so you want to dislodge it. You might need 3-4 "milking" tries. By milking I mean pressing on the screen with the thumb (gently) till you see the screen "bleed."

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I'd like to emphasize on Quebol96's instructions to hold down the hint (?) button at the same time that you start the power up mode..if you wait till the screen starts up it doesn't work. Others were saying to hold down the home, hint and B button and that wasn't working at all for me.

Posted on Nov 22, 2009

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