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The touch screen no longer works on my grandsons' 5-month old leapster. Does the warranty cover that?

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Likely, yes. call leapfrog, and ask. However, most warranties do not cover abuse or accidents. If your grandson did something or dropped it, the warranty will not cover that.

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