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Violetchilluvr3

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:40 AM ( #1 )

Whenever I put a battery in my V4.5, it never starts. It was given to me by a friend, and the first time I tried to put a battery in it, it took like 4 tries.
Now when I try to put it in, it can literally take 15 before it starts, if at all.
Please help :/

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:53 AM ( #2 )

maybe you need to clean the contacts? but you probably have tried that already :\ hmmm. there might not be much you can do for it. If you trust a person who is good with dealing with electronics (ie. my dad is an engineer) you can ask them to take it apart and see what might be wrong with it. of course then you'd still have to convince them to do it in the first place. ;] So sorry your V4.5 is messed up!

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:53 AM ( #3 )

Woah! There's a problem.I think maybe there is something wrong with the battery contacts...Or your battery.Try gently cleaning the contacts with a Q-Tip.Also,change your battery brand? Sorry,I'm not too sure...Hope your tama gets better! :)

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:02 PM ( #4 )

If it's not the tamagotchi itself, it could possibly be the battery.
Before I knew the right battery that tamagotchis use, sometimes I'd get the wrong ones that would look the same, but they'd be too loose in the tamagotchi and wouldn't work sometimes. :/
But you seem to know a lot about tamagotchis, so it's probably the tamagotchi and not the battery. xD

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:18 PM ( #5 )

Ha, thanks. ;D
No, I've tried three different battery brands. (All ironically I had in my jewelry box. o.O)
I for some reason didn't try cleaning the contacts. What do I use? Rubbing alcohol?
Thanks for the fast replies! :)

Edited by Violetchilluvr3, 18 February 2012 - 12:18 PM.


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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:45 PM ( #6 )

Hmm.Maybe just a plain q-tip,It could just be dusty.If not,wet it with a wet one.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:30 PM ( #7 )

My mom works with hearing aids that have problems (some of them battery-related), so I asked her. She bent one of the battery connectors and then cleaned with rubbing alcohol, and now it works! Thanks for all of your help. :]

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:48 PM ( #8 )

Check the battery type. My friend that gave me a V4.5 thought it was broken when she used the wrong type of battery. :)

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:00 PM ( #9 )

Ha, thanks, but it works now. Just had to clean it, I guess. :)

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:51 PM ( #10 )

Great! I'm glad you got that all figured out.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:55 AM ( #11 )

Cool! :)