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My son's Leapster 2 began freezing up and then would not go past the warning screen. It then started to beep and shut down on its own. It now will not even turn on and if we do get it turned on it will beep and shut down. We have replaced the batteries and even just used the DC cord that came with the rechargeable base and battery pack made for the Leapster 2. I have tried to call but it is Friday and they are not open today :(

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SOURCE: Our brand new leapster2 has

you could try this....

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 Feb 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Leapfrog Leapster touch screen

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

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Leapster 2 will shut off right after the "important" screen

Are you using it with a game? Will it stay on if NO game cartridge is in & are U able to access & play Pre-installed games?

If so, it may be the cartridge is DIRTY. I discovered this with our Leapster 2. What works for us is getting a Q-TIP & RUBBING ALCOHOL, you want to saturate Q-tip with the rubbing alcohol & clean the CARTRIDGE (NOT the Hand held ).

You want to clean the computer chip @ the bottom by inserting Alcohol soaked Q-tip on each side of contact strip (the part that inserts into the hand held) & with the dry end of Q-tip go over it again, for more cleaning & to wipe up any EXCESS Alcohol. REPEAT this process until Q-TIP comes back CLEAN.

I was really surprised @ ALL the BLACK grime that came off cartridge.

I hope this helps.

Good Luck.

-The Johnson Family :-)

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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SOURCE: We have a Leapster 2 less than 1 year old. It

We have the same problem and our leapster is only 2 days old.Do Touch Screen Calibration,it should help.I do it everytime for my son when he wants to play and it does help...But once u turn leapster off,u'll have to calibrate it again next time...
Just hold down hint button while turning on.When the Leapster menu screen appears,press the A button.Touch each of the crosshairs that appear with the stylus.restart unit. ..That what we do everytime.

Posted on Dec 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Leapster2 - turns on but screen dark

at the bottom of the toy,near the headphone jack are brightnest control and contrast conytrol buttons.there u can set brightnest that is good for u.

Posted on Dec 08, 2009

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