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My V6 got wet...Now it's HAUNTED!

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:54 AM ( #18 )

That happened to one of my V2s once. The water is just connecting the buttons to the circuit, carefully taking it apart and drying it out in rice should fix the problem. :)


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:07 PM ( #19 )

Sorry, but when you said it fed itself a meal, I burst out laughing!!!
2 years ago I bought a chocolate argyle v4.5 off of Amazon. I got it, and the day after (it was Summer) I was wading in our pool while it was filling up. It was up to my thighs and I had the tama on a lanyard. I was walking around in the water while playing, and it fell.....*GULP*
But yeah, I was terrified. I snatched it out of the water and brought it inside. Literally every 30 seconds I got mail, and the buttons would randomly press themselves. And if I actually pressed a button, woe betide me, because if I clicked A, then B or C would be clicked. If I clicked C, sometimes C would click, maybe B or A.....this went on for about a day. I ended up leaving it under a pillow it was so annoyingly loud. There was also some water pooled under the screen that was visible. It eventually died up and still works today. Just make sure you put it in a bowl of uncooked rice, which will soak up the moisture.


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:56 PM ( #20 )

I've gotten a Tamagotchi wet before. The water got onto the circuit board, and it wet the contacts that the buttons press down on, so it thinks you're pressing the buttons, but it's really the water on there that triggers it.


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Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:59 PM ( #21 )

I had the same problem. I was washing my hands in the sink, then somehow it slipped in there and got a bunch of water in it. xD It did the same thing as yours. So I put it in a bowl of uncooked rice. Worked pretty well ^.^


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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:29 PM ( #22 )

EEK. That sounds scary. O__O More reasons to be a bit afraid of my Music Star. (yes, I'm crazy.) It's never happened to me, and I hope it never does, but I have heard that the rice thing works really well. Good luck! :)


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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:33 AM ( #23 )

my younger brother's tama-go got wet so he put out his tama-go to dry, but he forgot to take back in when it started to rain so it's all wet again LOL

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 09:27 AM ( #24 )

I dropped my P2 in a cup of tea the other day. I didn't even notice until I'd drunk the tea and realised that it was at the bottom. I thought that was the end of it and that it would never work again. As I was out I had no screw driver on me so I couldn't take it out. I managed to get the back cover off an then took the batteries out and let it dry out. I then put the batteries in and it didn't power up. After a few more hours it started up but none of the button responded.

When I got home I put new batteries in and opened it up. There was some corrosion on the button parts so I cleaned it off with a damp cloth and put it back together! It works like brand new now :) the only thing that I lost was my poor mimitchi :(

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 11:44 PM ( #25 )

Ages ago, I think my V4 slipped in the sink, or I wanted to clean the dirt off it. When I went downstairs and put it on a table, then went to play Wii, it suddenly started beeping by itself. I tried pressing buttons to make it better, but it didn't help. When I shook it a few times, it was better. So basically if its wet a tiny bit, you can just shake it :)

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:40 AM ( #26 )

Hmmm... I think Tama-Gos are more durable than the other versions. I dropped my Tama-Go in a big mug of orange juice (I don't know HOW I did that XD) whereas the Music Star just got a little bit of moisture inside it... The Music Star got wrecked but my Tama-Go still worked perfectly! (Yeah, I still can use my Music Star but the haunted buttons scare me XD)


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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:34 AM ( #27 )

Oh, it was moisture! That's why. I think because its sticky, it attacked the Music Star More. But Water/Juice is liquidy, so it will get better quicker.


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Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:55 AM ( #28 )

Another reason might be that (I'm not sure if anyone has noticed this or not), but the Music Star is a tiny bit thinner than the Tama-go; It also "rests" (like when you put it down on a table) on its back, with not much thickness. (Everyone following?) It's easier to get to the circuit board because its so thin.

In Binary's log, he mentioned that there's some extra space between the circuit board and the actual Tama, therefore making it harder for liquids (such as orange juice) to seep through the cracks and get to it. If you took your Tama-go out of the cup really fast, it's possible that the juice didn't actually get to the circuit board.
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:39 AM ( #29 )

That is a very strange problem. I think the solution is just drying it.

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