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Brittygotchi

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:43 PM ( #1 )

So today my very first vintage came in the mail. It's a special edition new zealand p2. I got it because it was a decent price and I had been wanting this particular one for a while, but the reason it was a good price was because it has a line of dead pixels on it, but I was 99% sure I'd be able to fix it by opening it up and tightening the screws inside. I haven't put batteries in it yet because I don't have that kind but I did take of the battery cover. The first screws gave me minimal trouble, but I can tell that they might not be as forgiving in the future so I decided to keep the back off until I can find new screws. My problem is with the next set of screws.
I tried twisting one to see if it would give me any trouble, but they're in there pretty tight.
And they are already stripped a little but every time I try it just gets worse. I already have a tiny screw driver, but my boyfriend says I might need something even smaller which i wasn't aware smaller ones existed. (the whole thing is like an inch long or something)

So before I go any further, I want to hear what to do and what not to do when tackling these screws. Please share your horror and success stories! Thanks!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:10 PM ( #2 )

There have been quite a few topics posted on these forums recently with a variety of suggestion - worth taking the time to read through.

I found these using the TamaTalk Search function - keyword = stripped

http://www.tamatalk....s/#entry3190977

http://www.tamatalk....screw-on-umino/

http://www.tamatalk....ew-angelgotchi/


Plenty of suggestions / ideas there - including mention of specific japanese screw drivers which are a special size.

Hopefully this will help :]

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:24 PM ( #3 )

I might just let some kind of professional do it for me.
My v4,5 has a stripped screw, so I'm quite paranoid about screws now... :mellow:

Binary said something in a topic somewhere, about a certain kind of awesome tamagotchi-screwdrivers called "JIS", I think, but I don't remember details :unsure: ...
Maybe Binary will find this post and provide us with details about these miracle screwdrivers? :lol:

*calls out:* :kusatchi: Binaryyy!! BINARYY!!! Need your help over here!! :wacko:

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:52 PM ( #4 )

I might just let some kind of professional do it for me.
My v4,5 has a stripped screw, so I'm quite paranoid about screws now... :mellow:

Binary said something in a topic somewhere, about a certain kind of awesome tamagotchi-screwdrivers called "JIS", I think, but I don't remember details :unsure: ...
Maybe Binary will find this post and provide us with details about these miracle screwdrivers? :lol:

*calls out:* :kusatchi: Binaryyy!! BINARYY!!! Need your help over here!! :wacko:


Again, a quick use of the Search Engine - either for any post by binary - or keyword = screwdriver

http://www.tamatalk....g/#entry3187413

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:15 PM ( #5 )

I actually posted in the topic TamaMum linked you to, but again, I'd just like to reiterate that the JIS screwdrivers are truly fantastic. I had so much trouble with my first vintage that I had to send my Umino off to another user from TamaZone because the one screw was stripped really badly. However, I bought a set of JIS screwdrivers off Amazon (click here for the set I purchased), and since then, I've been able to get the screws off my vintages with no problems whatsoever. :)

So, basically, I highly recommend JIS if you own any vintages or plan on purchasing any in the future. You'll save yourself so many headaches. :P

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:18 PM ( #6 )

Thanks guys! I really want to get these screws out without having to spend any money (actually I don't really have a choice since I broke, the tama was supposed to be a christmas present from my mom but she said I could try fixing it first before she keeps it until christmas) so the JIS isn't really an option. If I can't get them out in the end, I might just try finding a jeweler who will do it for free.

Edited by Brittygotchi, 05 November 2012 - 05:21 PM.


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:23 AM ( #7 )

Again, a quick use of the Search Engine - either for any post by binary - or keyword = screwdriver

http://www.tamatalk....g/#entry3187413


Sorry TamaMum, I think we posted our previous posts at the same time, so I didn't see yours until after I posted :mellow:
EDIT:Ok, so probably my computer just did something weird, I see now that we didn't post on the same time, but I didn't see your post anyway! :huh:

@Mishi, thanks! That's very useful!

Edited by Jokus, 06 November 2012 - 07:25 AM.