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Posted 25 May 2011 - 01:15 PM ( #1 )

In the "What happened to my Tama" forum, lots of people were asking what to do about broken buttons. It's fairly easy to fix, actually:
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 12:52 AM ( #2 )

I think this really helps! and your drawings are awesome!!

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:53 AM ( #3 )

Great narration, Dr. Pikachi. :) If/when my Tamas buttons break, I'll definately use this.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 01:13 PM ( #4 )

Wonderful job!
I think this will be very helpful to users who need a very detailed explanation of how to do this :)
Thank you for taking the time to make this n_n

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:16 PM ( #5 )

Aw, thanks everybody! It really wasn't that hard to do. I like playing around in Photoshop :)

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 01:21 AM ( #6 )

Very good :>
Also the "rubber thingies" are called contacts, I think.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 10:14 PM ( #7 )

Excellent tutorial. One thing I'd like to add though, always double-check that you're putting the inner/outer screws in the right holes. I've attempted a repair like this on an Ancestor Tama and I cracked the screen by putting one of the screws in the wrong hole.

Also, if you have bad fakies, or irreparably broken tamas, it's a good idea to gut them for parts like screws and buttons. You never know when you might need them.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 08:54 PM ( #8 )

Excellent tutorial. One thing I'd like to add though, always double-check that you're putting the inner/outer screws in the right holes. I've attempted a repair like this on an Ancestor Tama and I cracked the screen by putting one of the screws in the wrong hole.

Also, if you have bad fakies, or irreparably broken tamas, it's a good idea to gut them for parts like screws and buttons. You never know when you might need them.


Good point!
The screws that go in the circuit board are shorter than the ones that hold the shell together.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 04:15 PM ( #9 )

Will it work with all versions?? :huh:

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 04:55 PM ( #10 )

Will it work with all versions?? :huh:


Yes, but in the Tama-Go, the buttons are not one piece.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:15 PM ( #11 )

Yes, but in the Tama-Go, the buttons are not one piece.


Huh, good to know. I have never taken apart my TamaGo because it hasn't had any problems so far, but if it ever becomes an issue, I will keep that in mind! ;)

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 01:36 PM ( #12 )

I can see just one mistake, you put the wrong battery name, it is a CR2032 to let you know and not a button cell (LR44)
Very good guide though so well done :P

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:49 AM ( #13 )

Nice guide :)

This is a slightly random question, but one I've always wondered: Is the Tamagotchi screen actually made of glass, or is it just hard plastic?

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 07:48 PM ( #14 )

The screen itself is glass. Pure glass. <_<

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 06:16 PM ( #15 )

This really helps! My first ever Tamagotchi (v2) has one broken button and now it won't bug me anymore. :)

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 06:59 PM ( #16 )

Oh my gosh I had a 4 year old V4 which had a button which had fallen out and I never thought I would use it again. But I just got my little bro's old broken Tama and did a bit of surgery and it was as good as new! In fact that V4 is in my pocket right now. He says thanks for helping Peanut05 (Moi) fix his house. :)

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:23 PM ( #17 )

Great how-to article. I loved it ^-^ seems like a reliable source, so I'll use it if I ever have to! Also~ does your camera have a macro setting? :D

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:13 PM ( #18 )

@CherubHorse: Ugh, my stupid camera... The only camera I have is my phone, and it's junk. Once I get a better camera, I am going to remake this without all the fuzzy pics, trust me.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:29 PM ( #19 )

THAT WAS GREAT!
it was awsome
it helped ;D

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 04:41 AM ( #20 )

Thanks for the help. Your instructions were very useful, and worked! :)