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Leapster handheld The stylus is not working and when I try to calibrate no target shows up.

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How do i recalibrate the leapster gs screen stylus and screen


SolutionIf your Leapster system does not respond to the stylus pen, it needs to be calibrated. To calibrate your Leapster system:
  1. Turn the unit on and wait for the sign-in screen to appear.
  2. Hold down the Home, Hint, and B buttons simultaneously.
  3. When the screen changes, press the A button.
  4. Using the Stylus, touch the center of the targets.

Jan 28, 2013 | LeapFrog Toys

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Leapster explorer's screen is not responding to the stylus.


The following are instructions for calibrating the Leapster handheld.(1) Insert a cartridge, turn the unit on and wait for the sign-in screen to appear.(2) Hold down the Home, Hint and B buttons simultaneously.(3) When the screen changes, press the A button.(4) Using the Stylus, touch the center of the targets............hope this what u wanted.......DT

Nov 17, 2012 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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The pen has stopped working when touching the screen


If your Leapster 2 will turn on, but the touch screen is not responding to the stylus, try re-calibrating the stylus with the screen using the steps below: 1. Turn your Leapster 2 off, and remove the game cartridge.
2. Hold down the 'hint' button while the game is off. The 'hint' button is the middle small button in the row of three above the directional pad on the left, with a '?' on it.
3. With your finger still firmly on the 'hint' button, turn the Leapster 2 back on. Keep your finger on the 'hint' button.
4. The screen should be displaying the calibration screen. You can release the 'hint' button now.
5. Press the 'A' button on the right to enter the calibration screen.
6. A small '+' sign will appear on the screen. Touch it with the stylus. A new '+' sign will appear. Touch this with the stylus too, and repeat for as many '+' signs as your Leapster 2 throws at you.
7. The screen will return to the calibration screen. You can now turn the machine off. Leave the cartridge out of the console, and turn it back on.
8. Your stylus and touch screen should now be working, enabling you to sign in as usual.
9. If it is working correctly then you can turn it off, add a game cartridge and turn it back on
Thank you for using fixya! I hope I had helped you with your problem. May you have a good day!

Mar 28, 2011 | Leapster 2 Handheld Game

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I recalibrated the leapster2. It recognizes the stylus on the calibration screen. When I reboot it still doesn't recognize the stylus at all. Please help.


Hi,

If your Leapster does not respond to the stylus pen, it needs to be calibrated.

The following are instructions below on how to recalibrate the leapster.

1. Insert a cartridge, turn the unit on and wait for the sign-in screen to appear.

2. Hold down the Home, Hint and B buttons simultaneously.

3. When the screen changes, press the A button.

4. Using the Stylus, touch the center of the targets.

Thanks for using Fixya.

Feb 06, 2011 | LeapFrog Leapster Electronic Book:...

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I have leapster l-max and am having trouble with the stylus working. when i try to calibrate, i can't click on center targets


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.

Feb 05, 2011 | LeapFrog LeapSter L-Max Console

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My leapster 2 won't let me write my name in the screen?


You can try calibrating the stylus pen. Hope this works :) Here are step by step instructions straight from the Leapster2 website:

If your Leapster2 does not respond to the stylus pen, it needs to be calibrated. Calibrating the Leapster2 is easy:

1) Ensure that a game cartridge is not inserted in the Leapster2

2) Hold down the Hint (?) button while turning the unit on. Continue to hold the Hint button down until the LEAPSTER2 menu appears. Remember that you need to hold the "Hint" button down the whole time while you are pressing the power button, and releasing it.

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3) The LEAPSTER2 menu will show the options Base Info, Cart1 Info, Cart2 Info, Cart3 Info, and Touch Calib. If you do not see this menu after powering on the Leapster2, turn the Leapster2 off and repeat steps 1 & 2 until you see the menu.



leapster2_touchscreen.jpg


4) When the LEAPSTER2 menu screen appears, press the A button on your handheld.

5) Using the stylus pen, touch each of the crosshairs that appear

6) Restart unit

Jan 15, 2011 | LeapFrog Leapster 2 Learning System

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HOW CAN I RECALIBRATE MY LEAPSTER


The following are instructions for calibrating the Leapster™ handheld.(1) Insert a cartridge, turn the unit on and wait for the sign-in screen to appear.(2) Hold down the Home, Hint and B buttons simultaneously.(3) When the screen changes, press the A button.(4) Using the Stylus, touch the center of the targets...hope this will hel;p you...Thank you....

Nov 17, 2009 | LeapFrog Leapster Electronic Book:...

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Screen not recognizing pen


The following are instructions for calibrating the Leapster™ handheld.(1) Insert a cartridge, turn the unit on and wait for the sign-in screen to appear.(2) Hold down the Home, Hint and B buttons simultaneously.(3) When the screen changes, press the A button.(4) Using the Stylus, touch the center of the targets.

Jul 03, 2009 | Leapster Learning System

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No target appears on the calibration screen


I just got one of these for my 4 yo daughter and had the same problem after 2 days. GOOD NEWS IS IT IS FIXED. The problem was crumbs stuck between the edges of the screen and the frame piece around the edge of the screen. I assume this was creatintg pressure in 2 places at once, confusing the screen/software and not showing a target on the calibration screen.

I used a toothpick to remove the visible crumbs, but if you have a can of compressed air used for computer cleaning, than that might be even a better idea. It seems that screen problems were chronic back in 2004, but no so much now. I learned about this here: http://www.watercoolergames.org/archives/000028.shtml

GOOD LUCK and post back if it works as it is simple and maybe some of the other people with problems have ths same simple issue.

Dec 23, 2008 | LeapFrog LeapSter L-Max Console

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Leapster doesn,t respond when the pen touch screen


for leaster 2 -
turn off unit, take out cartridge.
hold the hint button, turn unit on.
press A button, touch the stylus on all the cross hairs that appear.
power unit off when done.
power back up.
(got these from the leapfrog site and it worked for me!)

Sep 29, 2008 | LeapFrog Leapster Electronic Book:...

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