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Touch screen not working on leapster

The touch screen on my kids leapster has just stopped working, you hear a click when the screen is touched but nothing happens. any idea's?

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  • vidgamemom Jan 06, 2008

    The Leapster turns on and the sign in screen comes up but the touch screen does not work. I also can't get the touch screen to recalibrate by pressing the small blue button, hint, and pause button simultaneously - the game just pauses.

  • boot cup Mar 04, 2008

    the touch screen on my childs leapster is not working the sign in screen comes up but you cant sign in i tried to re calibrate it by fallowing the directions the first step that comes up is for you to touch the target in the middle of the screen but there isnt a target i called leap frog but no help there she really wants to play her game any ideas?

  • jey aiya Dec 09, 2008

    i have the same problem.. but i haven't call them yet...



  • snopws Dec 23, 2008

    I have the same issue with my son's Leapster. I even ordered a NEW stylus.....was told that was what the problem was. NOT!!!! We also have a LMAX and the Leapster stylus works on the LMAX as well as the NEW stylus. Now we have 3 stylus and NONE of them work on the Leapster! I tried to recalibrate it but since the touch screen will NOT work I am unable to calibrate it!

    Any other ideas?

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    My daughter's Leapster 2 has the same problem. I have tried recalibrating it but it does not accept me touching the top left cross stitch target. I restarted it...same problem. The menu for the name comes up and makes a clicking sound when you touch the screen. I just put new batteries in. We are going on vacation soon and need this fixed!

  • susan mccormick May 23, 2013

    You are AWESOME!!! My poor kids haven't been able to play with their leapsters in over a year and I almost just tossed them because both of their screens went out a while ago (after less than a year of use). It worked!!!! YAY!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

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An easy fix....

Press the ? button and hold it while turning unit on.
Press the "a" button to select touch calibration
Press each + with the stylus
Restart machine

Le voila!

Posted on May 22, 2009

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  • go_figure888 Dec 19, 2010

    Came within inches of tossing it. This worked great. Thanks!

  • hysteph Jan 04, 2011

    Never knew about this, thanks.

  • elia12978 Jan 06, 2011

    Tore the last one up thinking the touch screen was bad. Decided to read on this one. I wonder why it looses its calibration? Still would think that the screen would respond?

  • tt11 Jan 11, 2011

    that is awesome worked in first go

  • mom_50538 Jan 25, 2011

    THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!! I was also about to throw it away.
    It worked great!! My kids are super excited! Thanks again!

  • mom_50538 Jan 25, 2011

    It worked!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

  • suse19 Feb 06, 2011

    Fabulous! Worked a dream, kids are happy again and not demanding a new one!

  • emilyandrose Feb 19, 2011

    Thank you so much. Another very happy 5 year old to add to your list.

  • kiwig81 May 14, 2011

    Came within inches of tossing it too but,Thank you for much it did work :)))))

  • kiwig81 May 14, 2011

    Came within inches of tossing it too but, Thank you so much it did work :)))

  • gemgems107 May 23, 2011

    Thank you so much just put a big smile on my little girls face.

  • Talana L. Kettrell Nov 25, 2011

    Thank you. That worked in a easy way. You are awesome and saved the day.

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    Tara Eckard May 19, 2012

    Thank you sooo much!

  • Tara Eckard
    Tara Eckard May 19, 2012

    Thank you!

  • susan mccormick May 23, 2013

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! My poor kids have been without their leapster for almost 2 years because the screen wasn't working. I was just about to toss them and decided to look up if there was a way to fix it. Both screens went out after only a few months of use. YAY!!!!

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    Janelle Abraham Dec 20, 2013

    thank you i had just bought my son new games for xmas thought i wasted my money you are a legend from one happy mum

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1) Ensure that a cartridge is not inserted 2) Hold down the Hint button while turning the unit on 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

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  • dbabygurrl Jan 06, 2012

    thank you it does work kids r happy again

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Thank you jaiyadur...THAT WORKED AWESOME!!!!

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Hi Le Voila Thank you very much for you advice, my sons leapster couldent get to work for few weeks now, touch screen didnt work, change the batteries etc, but i fallow you advice it worked, he is over the moon i am very happy i dont have to buy a another one you made my day. Thanks again Manju




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  • staycsun Feb 09, 2011

    MY DAUGHTER IS VERY GRATEFUL...and here I was about to blame one of her friends that spilled juice on it...:)

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Thank you so much!!!!! My little guy was so upset that his Leapster didn't work anymore and now it does :)

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  • staycsun Feb 09, 2011

    THANK YOU!!!! It still works. How did you figure this out? I did not see this in the manual....

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Thank you so much. My son was so upset that his leapster wouldn't work. Your instructions worked like a charm.

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Restarting the leapster2 and calibrating the touch screen worked like a CHAMP!!! My 4 year old thanks you much!!!

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Thank you so much

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I bought my 5 year old hers last year for christmas didnt work form time she got it.It sat in her closet till recently and then i almost threw it out this year b4 christmas and i was just sitting here thinking ill see what i can find on line about it and this was first thing to come up ur awsome! saved me money and now i have a very happy lil girl thanks!

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It now works thanks soooo much!

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Thanks you!

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WOWWEE! THIS WORKED! I WAS SO UPSET THAT WE COULDN'T USE THIS ON OUR TRIP OVER THANKSGIVING, BUT AT LEAST IT'S WORKING NOW! THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH

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