Posted 27 February 2005 - 05:53 PM
I attempted to resurrect it via battery this afternoon. It worked, sort of. There was sound at the beginning, and it was very faint. A little kitty sat in a basket and bobbed its head up and down, and then got out of the basket and walked across the screen. It had some cute animations. There was a line of pixels that didn't come in. When I pressed buttons, nothing happened. Wonder what's up with that.
I'm going to tinker with it a little more, to see if I can get it to work. There's a little metal piece that I'm thinking was supposed to be glued to the battery cover that is now unglued. It's supposed to come into contact with the batteries and I have to be really careful with it. I'm not sure what I can do about the sound issue, or the pixel thing. Maybe there's a short in a wire somewhere.
Well, I go to a college that specializes in engineering. Perhaps I can find an electrical or computer engineering student who would know how to fix something like this. If I can get it fixed, I think it would be an interesting pet. It's a pity that the poor kitty had been sitting around for so many years and nobody got to enjoy it. I will keep you updated if I get the thing to work. Poor kitty. (Does anybody know how to fix these things?)
Here is a picture of the "Tee-Tee Kitty" if you're interested. It's actually a good picture.
Posted 27 February 2005 - 06:10 PM
Posted 27 February 2005 - 06:27 PM
I hope Tee Tee Kitty is better than Shadow.
Posted 28 February 2005 - 09:13 AM
Like I said, I've had it on for a day and I still haven't been able to do anything with it. Kitty hasn't died yet, though. That's surprising. It's not sick (as far as I can tell) and there's no poo or anything on the screen. How weird.
I think this thing is really messed up.
Posted 28 February 2005 - 09:57 AM
I just bought a NEW tamagotchi I had to take apart because there was some sort of corrosion under the button contacts on the circuitboard so the board didn't know the buttons were being pushed.
So just get in there and take a look under the buttons.
Also, that one might have come with a stuffed animal. The animal will be a small cat with a small loop on it somewhere. Well, maybe! Those MGA pets sometimes were packaged that way. If it's got a long chain on it, that's why. It clips to the kitty it came with.
I have MGA pets in that shape that came with and without the plush animals.
But anyway, it's a Nano Kitty styled pet. It's nice. Good luck fixing it. Be gentle
Posted 28 February 2005 - 12:07 PM
There was corrosion on the battery contacts, so there's a possibility of corrosion on the circuitboards too. Thanks for the suggestion Mothra. I'll try opening it up farther. It just seems like a delicate process, and kind of scary!
Weird. The cat is sleeping now.
EDIT: I"ve opened it up inside and taken the circuitboard out. No corrosion. hmm...
Posted 06 March 2005 - 05:23 PM