Posted 25 May 2012 - 04:59 PM
Posted 25 May 2012 - 05:02 PM
Posted 25 May 2012 - 05:14 PM
Posted 25 May 2012 - 05:45 PM
I think I've found the problem: a yellow wire at the end of the battery end is disconnected. How can I connect it again?
Ask one of your parents to solder on the wire where it was before. CAUTION: While it was damaged, you might have lost all of the data on your iD L.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:42 PM
I'm not a good Tamagotchi fixer, I normally only help to fix Furbies.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:53 PM
Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:16 PM
I have a huge lack of Tama surgery, I just want to help.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:04 AM
Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:51 AM
I got my dad to look at it and he says it's probably not the knob or the wire, since all of the wires are soldered in place. :/ He wants to see if the power is actually getting to the iD L, and then go from there, and to take the circuit board off to see if anything's wrong there.
To me, there isn't much visible damage as to what I've seen, all wires are in place. My only problems are 1) the knob, which bothers me, and 2) some odd marks and scuffs on the large black rectangle on the circuit board. Other than that, it seems normal to me.
These two are my problems: I know the one on the left isn't very clear, but the large black knob? It's partially broken off. Also, unlike a normal chip, this one seems to have a mark resembling "3" and some scuffs.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:52 AM
The odd yellow stuff is probably wax that is used to keep certain parts in place.
So...anything out of the ordinary?
Posted 27 May 2012 - 01:21 AM
This is tragic... I hope you find a solution. I somehow flung my iD L across the room and it landed on the wooden floor, but it still worked perfectly... I guess I'm lucky. O.O
Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:28 AM
The yellow stuff is contact cement. It acts as a strain relief, preventing the solder joints from breaking from everyday bumps and jolts.
The markings on the chip are probably to indicate which version firmware has been installed, or that the board has passed certain quality control tests.
Posted 27 May 2012 - 07:58 AM
Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:46 AM
Posted 01 June 2012 - 03:21 PM
Posted 01 June 2012 - 05:00 PM
I did a ROM test and it still didn't work. :/
I think that it maybe broken. However it's always worth trying to do a Rom test and seeing of it boots up. I'm sure you know what a Tom test is and how to do it. Google it and follow the instructions and then go from there.
Posted 01 June 2012 - 06:42 PM
If I had it... I would be cleaning the stuff in the red boxes. To me, it looks like something is there... not the yellow glue stuff. Q-Tips, Tooth-pick, and gentle work. Carefully rub that stuff off... I had some stuff in a tamagotchi I bought on ebay. It fixed it right up to working condition. Except, I knew what the stuff was... unfortunately.