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Original Leapster The screen has lines going down it. The games work fine and the sound is fine. Can the lines be fixed?

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  • hhjmom Aug 10, 2008

    I can hear the games...all 20 of them....when I push the buttons everything works...It just won't show up on the screen properly.....There are lines....It was working fine a minute ago??? what is up??

  • som4 Nov 23, 2008

    I have the same problem with the lines, however it wasn't dropped. It was however left in a hot car...can temps impact the game too?

  • beanbloss Dec 19, 2008

    My children's leapster has two yellow spots on the screen. They are fairly large and in the middle of the screen. It can make it inconvienent to play some games. Any idea how to get rid of them?


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Probably not. those lines are probably from dropping the game on the ground or water/alkaline fluid in the screen. the only way to no longer have the lines is by buying a new screen and those can cost quite a bit

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