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Do you have any troubleshooting help for a Leapfrog Leapster? The touch screen doesn't seem to work anylonger (even after new batteries). Any help on how to fix it so that the pen will work with the touchscreen would be great. My niece gave it to me for my toddler to use...so I would guess it would be about 4-5 years old (the original Leapster).
Got my son's to work. Used these instructions.
Question Why doesn;t my Leapster2 respond to the stylus pen? 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 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 Jan 10, 2009
I just did this, you need to have the unit off, press and hold down the question mark button as you turn it on. It will bring up a screen, press the B button. Then touch the plus sign with the stylus in each corner then the middle. It will send you back to the first screen. Turn it off, then back on. Try it again.
Hope that helps. THats the recalibration everyone is talking about.
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
I found a solution at http://www.watercoolergames.org/archives/000028.shtml
Basically, if there is gunk around the edge of the screen it will essentially disable the touch screen. I took a paper clip and cleaned out the small crevice around the edge of the screen then used a compressed air can to blow out the rest. I ran the touch calibration as noted in other posts and this time I actually had a target to select and everything worked after that.
Posted on Mar 15, 2008
You need to calibrate your leapster...here's how:
(1) Do NOT 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.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
WOW,I tried eveything and my pen wasnt working,I thought it needed to be calibrated but I tried leaning around the screen and there was a little piece of paper stuck inside, it works perfectly now.thanks for the tip..My son will be happy
Posted on Apr 09, 2008
The unit needs to be recalibrated. I had the same problem with my son's game system. Go to leapfrog wesite, customer support, find answer and type in recalibrate screen for your system. follow instructions. Hope that helps
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
This solution may sound silly, but we have two leapsters (one is dead now - corroded on the inside). After a few weeks, we had sound and no picture on one. After several days of trying new batteries and pressing all the buttons and stuff, it ended up being one of the little buttons on the bottom that my son had been playing with. Try pushing the circle buttons at least five times each and see if that makes a difference. I had tried them, but only once or twice and it hadn't made a noticeable change. It wasn't until I started just pressing them over and over that I saw the change. Good luck!
Posted on Mar 27, 2008
My son's Leapster 2 says "it's time to sign in please enter your name." But the touch screen doesn't respond when you touch it. We tried recharging the battery, we tried non rechargable batteries and nothing has worked. We just got it at Christmas.
Posted on Jan 28, 2011
I have leapster2 the problem with this after touch the screen it's not working I changed the batteries still same how can I solve this problem.
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
This actually worked for me! I didn't think it was working because when it said to touch the center of the target it didn't seem to recognize it. But when I turned it off and back on it was working again. We had actually put it away for months because we could not figure anything out. Thanks for the help!
Posted on Mar 02, 2008
Use the calibration tips that were posted below by another user and my son's cars leapster began working like new!! thank you so much, momofwy.
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
I have the same problem with a leapster that is only 2 months old, the pen only works in the extreme lower right corner no where else.
Posted on Feb 17, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
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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.
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