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Pixel chix roomies (6 rooms) - remote buttons dont work

Last night, Katie (my little girl) was playing with her new Diva Queen roomie when the buttons stopped working on the hand-held remote piece. Being the inquisitive type, I opened up the back of the hand-held remote piece to find that the buttons, which are soft plastic, aren’t making proper contact with the circuit board inside. I tried to ‘make’ the buttons connect with the circuits – as you do – by stuffing tin-foil between the buttons and the board to complete the circuit – but still no luck. What’s more, the board itself now has a crack in it, and I think that the wiring and circuitry is actually broken as now none of the buttons work. You can’t get the roomies to move from room to room without the remote and there’s a whole rake of games that ‘triggered’ when you put the other roomies into the house. Now the looks like none of these games will work either. And of course you can’t get the blasted remote as a separate replacement item…..any ideas how to get the buttons working again?????.

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  • joanie99 Sep 18, 2008

    you are right - that's exactly what I ended up doing. ho-hum........lets hope the new remote lasts a little longer than the previous one

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If you go onto ebay and type in pixel chix roomies there is some on there and the cheapest one is $19.95 check it out its brand new in box. maybe buy one thats cheap enough and you will get a new remote .

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Hmmm we bought one of these each for our little girls at Christmas, used from ebay. I couldn't work out which person sold us the dud one so bought another one, brand new on ebay for my disappointed child. It's arrived today and seem to have exactly the same fault as the first one.
It's such a shame, they have lots of pixel chix things and they all work well, but this, the most expensive seems to be a crock

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