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Leapster L-Max with No Sound

I have a Leapster Lmax that works fine all but no sound and the volume is turned all the way up. Any Suggestions?

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  • Anonymous May 06, 2008

    We also have no sound unless the headphones are plugged in.

  • melie223 May 12, 2008

    same problem here only 2 weeks old

  • taeya May 21, 2008

    Sound works through tv and with headphones, but the internal speaker just randomly quit. Please help!

  • sridley0683 Jul 28, 2008

    Hello,



    The sound on my son's Leapster will not work.

  • lamarquise Oct 18, 2008

    same problem with a 2nd generation Leapster.

  • lamarquise Oct 18, 2008

    same problem with a 2nd generation Leapster

  • mdotterer Nov 13, 2008

    same problem on the latest Leapster (not the L2)

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    no sound on leapster 2

    Its only a week old


  • hlcurtis Dec 28, 2008

    same problem but on new leapster2

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    i have a leapster that only has sound on head phones.

    we think it needs a new speaker which would be fine if i could find any leapster spare parts - please help.

  • Faye Rivera Jan 10, 2009

    we have the same problem with our sons Leapfrog Leapster2. no more sound. i hope we find a solution for this stuff is expensive plus the cartridges.

  • jdbyrne Jan 11, 2009

    leapster lmax works fine with tv and or earphones, but not alon.

  • shan559 Jan 13, 2009

    Same problem. Happened only a few days after opening.

  • tinycork Jan 20, 2009

    New Leapster 2, less than one month old. Sound works just fine through headphones, but the speaker doesn't work anymore.

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    I have Leapster L-max only a month old, the sound only works on the tv.

  • adamomme Feb 11, 2009

    Same thing here. We couldn't figure out why the sound no longer works. It's frustrating - has anyone contacted the company yet. I of course have no receipt as it was a Christmas gift and it worked well when it was opened. Just stopped working later.




  • clotheshog Mar 14, 2009

    Have only had our leaperster2 (Cars Special Edition) for 2 months and have the exact same problem - my son heard the sound getting "funny" and we actually heard the speakers fade from some "fuzzy" sounds into nothing. And now there's no sound at all. Very annoying and puzzling.

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We had the same problem and I found the speaker was broken. Radio Shack part # 273-0092 is almost a direct replacement. Under $4 and works like new now.

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