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My daughter's Leapster has vertical lines on the screen. I've replaced the batteries and sprayed out the game portal with compressed air.

Do you have any suggestions, please?

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  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    We just got one for my son for Christmas and we have the same problem as well? Anyone have a solution?

  • matp Mar 04, 2008

    same problem here w/ our new leapster l-max. vertical lines on the screen. any solution yet?

  • rootag Mar 08, 2008

    fresh out of the box l-max, we turned it on, started the color coral painted for about 5 minutes and then these vertical lines appeared - and they won't go away. I tried new batteries. I havn't tried hooking to the tv to at least use it that way until we can get a replacement or fix.

  • wmklein Aug 05, 2008

    We had the same problem with vertical lines. Any solutions?

  • lisapetlak Aug 06, 2008

    I also have the same problem.  No one has posted any solutions but I would love to find one!


  • mkerensky Dec 25, 2008

    Well what can I say.....I have a VERY disappointed daughter at my house and no solution comes to mind.

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    I have the same issues right out of the box. Anyone know how to fix ?

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    I have the same problem with the vertical lines.  I have emailed Leapfrog, but no response yet.

  • jenrivera Jan 07, 2009

    Same problem here... my daughter's brand new Leapster was fine for the first week or so and then the vertical lines appeared ... can't get them to go away. HELP!!!

  • bnmcrowl Jan 11, 2009

    I have the same problem. We only got the Leapster at Christmas, and recalibrating does not help the lines. I have gotten no response to my e-mail to Leapster yet.

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Just called Leap Frog and apparently this is a common problem (defective screen). As long as it was purchased within a year they will replace it for free. They ask you when and where you bought it. (You have to pay to send the broken one back it was like $5). Hope this helps.

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