So I went to the flea market today and found This little mermaid pet (I don't think it's technically a giga pet??) and I was really excited to start it up when I got home. I sort of went into a spiral of depression after I opened it up. It seems the old batteries were left in and leaked. My boyfriend looked at it and says that the damage around the battery prongs (don't know correct terms?) didn't look too bad but the real problem is with this thing!?:
I thought it might be like an internal battery but there are holes on the other side of the plastic like it might be a speaker. My boyfriend told me that if it's a battery we might be able to replace it and then *maybe* it will work, but here is the damage around where the batteries were:
I know the pictures don't show it too well but it just looks kind of like... rusty a little bit?
I'm not sure if the metal on the back of the battery compartment is important (probably...) but you can really see that the battery acid just got to it
I haven't done anything yet except take it apart and sort of put it back together (not really)
I've tested the batteries on another tama so I know that's not the problem and I tried putting them in every which way
I know that it's probably dead for good but I just wanted to make sure that there wasn't anything I could since I'm actually really upset over this.
I haven't been able to buy anything new for my collection in a really long time and finding this at an affordable price made me really happy until I saw that it was damaged.
Please ANY suggestions will do! It's not like it can get any worse... ;/
And here's what the front of it looks like just in case you were wondering?