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Posted 25 September 2012 - 04:43 AM ( #18 )

Your story makes me want to cry. :( I recieved a brand new angelgotchi in the mail today and my excitement got the better of me. Long story short, I got one of the screws out with no problems, the other was not so nice and the plastic on the back casing got scratched up a bit as a result of its removal which involved using a screwdriver to "cut" a new groove in the head.
My handy friend who was able to remove the screw luckily had an eyeglass repair kit and was able to give me a replacement screw. After putting in new batteries, it seemed to have other issues so I just set it aside while I went about my day running errands and such, figuring I'd look at it more later.
So when I get home late tonight (after midnight) I figure I'll see if I can figure out whats wrong, the replacement screw comes out easily, the other original screw does not. Now I am wishing it wasn't so late and there was a jeweler near by and I could get it out and maybe actually get it working even if I have to cheat time a bit so I can play with it some.
I've gotten replacement screws if I can get the old one out, and I have high hopes for the little guy/gal but have been freaking out all the same just because of the 'sticky' screw situation.
So glad you were able to get yours working and it will be cherished, cross your fingers that I will be as lucky. :)

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:49 PM ( #19 )

I'm sure you will! At least the back of your case isn't destroyed :D

I'm hoping I can someday find a bunch of replacement screws to just keep around in case something like this happens again :/

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:12 PM ( #20 )

My JIS screwdrivers arrived a few days ago, and they're FANTASTIC. I used to strain myself so much with a Phillips Head every time I wanted to remove a screw, but it's so easy with the JIS ones!

So, I found a JIS head micro screwdriver, used it on my Devilgotchi, the back opened fine with no damage at all to the screw heads, the screws are still in perfect condition.


So, would using a JIS on Devilgotchi screws prevent the heads from breaking off? Because that's my biggest worry. :/ I know that the Devil screws are notoriously soft, but are they really that much softer than the regular vintage ones? I'm having a hard time finding replacement screws, but i also don't want to keep the Devil screws in if there's even a slight chance that they could break off over time. Any tips?

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:35 PM ( #21 )

My JIS screwdrivers arrived a few days ago, and they're FANTASTIC. I used to strain myself so much with a Phillips Head every time I wanted to remove a screw, but it's so easy with the JIS ones!



So, would using a JIS on Devilgotchi screws prevent the heads from breaking off? Because that's my biggest worry. :/ I know that the Devil screws are notoriously soft, but are they really that much softer than the regular vintage ones? I'm having a hard time finding replacement screws, but i also don't want to keep the Devil screws in if there's even a slight chance that they could break off over time. Any tips?


I've gotta say-
I ordered a set of 4 JIS screwdrivers from Amazon for about $15 plus $5 shipping. They arrived recently, and I had at least 3 vintage Tamas waiting to be opened up to get the batteries out. I used the JIS screwdriver, and wow, huuuuge difference. Like night and day difference. I struggled with Phillips... I had to push very hard and be very careful at the same time. With the JIS ones, it was like boom easymode. I didn't have to push as hard, and they seemed to open a million times easier.

I'd recommend them in a heartbeat, and would definitely praise Binary for filling me in. I did a ton of searching beforehand and didn't read anything about the difference screwdrivers.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:26 AM ( #22 )

WOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWW......So long!
I can imagine what you were feeling when the screws got stripped, happened to me one my old V2......
But I mean, it must of been something you really loved if you cried over it. I mean, I've almost broken my Tama once, and I havent cried. You are 21, and you cried! Imagine how much you treasured that Tama!
Im glad you ended up with it being royalty, treasured, and going every where with you^^

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:57 PM ( #23 )

Hehe, yeah, what can I say.. it was silly to tear up. I was just so heartbroken that I destroyed it so much.

Also, came to update with a photo of the same Tama in present day :) I gave in and bought a used P2 on E-Bay for $7. I used it's entire back half for this beloved P1, and also replaced a screen on another Tamagotchi I had.
Here's what it looks like now!

http://25.media.tumb...vuzqo1_1280.jpg

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:17 PM ( #24 )

Wow, that's a neat colour combination you've got there :)

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:15 PM ( #25 )

I lucked out that they matched so perfectly!




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