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Leapster not working!!

The batteries went dead and I replaced them with new batteries and the game still does not work. It has not been dropped or damaged in any way? Could you please help or tell me how to get it fixed? Thank You!!

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  • jm0507 Aug 25, 2008

    Same thing happened to me. The game is only a week old! What gives?

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    My son play maybe 20 minutes with it and it just stop working. Unreal i tell you

  • mgm8662 Jan 18, 2009

    same thing i returned it and got a new one and the same thing happened we orginially bought two one for daughter one for son, son's leapster still works no problem at all. My poor daughter is frustrated so am I.

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Where do you live ??
If you are close enough to me (Portsouth UK) - I would happy to have a look.

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How do you calibrate the leapster learning game system?


  • Follow these steps to calibrate your Leapster Learning Game system -
  1. Remove any game and turn the Leapster off.
  2. Turn the unit on.
  3. When the sign in screen appears immediately press and hold down "home"(house), "hint"(question mark), and "B" buttons together for 4 seconds.
  4. Now you will see a few options.
  5. Press the "A" button for the touch calibration option.
  6. Now just touch the stylus on the cross-hairs and it will be calibrated.
  7. Now you want to restart the unit.
  8. Redo the steps if this should not work the first time.
Regards, Tony

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How to Sync Stylus with LeapFrog Leapster 2 Learning System


If you need to sync the device to the stylus just follow the steps below.<br /><br />1. Turn your <span>Leapster</span> 2 off, and remove the game cartridge<br /><br />2. Hold down the 'hint' button while the game is off. The 'hint' button is the middle small button in the row of three above the directional pad on the left, with a '?' on it.<br /><br />3. With your finger still firmly on the 'hint' button, turn the <span>Leapster</span> 2 back on. Keep your finger on the 'hint' button.<br /><br />4. The screen should be displaying the calibration screen. You can release the 'hint' button now.<br />5. Press the 'A' button on the right to enter the calibration screen.<br /><br />6. A small '+' sign will appear on the screen. Touch it with the stylus. A new '+' sign will appear. Touch this with the stylus too, and repeat for as many '+' signs as your <span>Leapster</span> 2 throws at you.<br /><br />7. The screen will return to the calibration screen. You can now turn the machine off. Leave the cartridge out of the console, and turn it back on.<br /><br />8. Your stylus and touch screen should now be working, enabling you to sign in as usual.<br /><br />9. If it is working correctly then you can turn it off, add a game cartridge and turn it back on.<br /><br /><b>Thanks for <span>using</span> <span>Fixya</span></b>

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Leapster 2 instruction manual


You can get the Instruction Manual here:
http://www.leapfrog.com/en/pages/support/product_pages/leapster2.html

You can also get more downloadable games for your Leapster 2 here:
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Hpoe this helps, had the same problem with my son's leapster2, took it back got a replacement and the same thing happened within 5 minutes of turning it on!! Finally found this advice on the net.

If your Leapster2 does not respond to the stylus pen, it needs to be calibrated. Calibrating the Leapster2 is easy:
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

Good luck, seemed to work for ours

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