That's crap (am I allowed use that word here? Sorry if I'm not!) MintyDreams7, I guess it was just the tamagotchi that glitched up . I don't know much about fixing them so unfortunately I can't make any suggestions but maybe you could try posting a thread in What Happened to My Tamagotchi?
It seems like the circuit board/RAM is corrupted or something. If that's the case, there's really no fixing it short of getting a donor, which there's really no point to.
I know that RAM could be corrupted on original Digimon by removing the battery and reinserting it repeatedly. The voltage would drop, but not low enough for the device to reset. It could result in permanently glitching out the device. (Not saying this is what happened to Clay, just a thought about v-pet corruption.)
Oh no! I'm so sorry about Clay. Which version of Tamagotchi were you using? Not that it makes any difference since I don't know how to fix it, but I'm just curious. Have you tried carefully cleaning the inside?
Clay is a V2. Like most of my Connections, he came to me in used condition from a thrift store, so I have no idea how he was treated before he got to me.
Yeah, I've tried cleaning out the battery area, but it didn't make a difference. I even went out and bought a new pack of batteries, and still got the same results.