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Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:49 AM ( #1 )

The instructions specify 1.5V "A76" or LR44 batteries. Is this the same as double A's?

Does anyone know how long the batteries usually last if you play every day? What warnings are there that the batteries are low?

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 10:00 AM ( #2 )

Also, about the "reset" button. The first thing the instructions say is IMPORTANT: If this game malfunctions, push in RESET or try new batteries. NOTE: this will not erase any pet data.

You also push in reset after replacing the batteries.

I guess "reset" is like on a computer - it's the equivalent of rebooting (turning it off then on again.) Since normally the handheld game does not have an off mode, just a screen blanking sleep mode, "reset" restores it to normal functioning.

What I am wondering is whether "reset" triggers the Giga Pet logo screen and the message "do you want a new pet?" I have gotten this message a few times while trying to establish a link (& I will post in that topic when I'm done here) & if you say "no" it then says "Welcome home Puffy!" (or Tommy or whatever your pet's name is) and the pet is in its house.

Anyway, if anyone has replaced the batteries on a handheld Giga Pet game, I hope you will post of your experience here!

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 10:16 AM ( #3 )

In the topic "Linking Pets" Flyleaf asks about when you try to link them and are asked if you want a new pet.

Muffballa replies:

me and my sis have pets hers did the same thing it means the batterys are dying.


So I think maybe that's an answer to my question of how do you know when the batteries are low. I hope Muffball will post here about her experience replacing batteries.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 12:53 PM ( #4 )

To answer my own question, they are not double A's, they are much smaller. LR44's are "button" or watch batteries. I'll let you know how it goes finding them & installing them.

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 08:44 PM ( #5 )

So, Puffy was a very brave dragon lizard, getting his back opened up & his innards replaced! :)

Yes the batteries are expensive! About 5 bucks each, at Radio Shack but I'm hopeful there might be a cheaper source.

I think the "Do you want a new pet?" message appears anytime the unit loses power. Just say "no" and the "welcome home Puffy!" message appears.

For Puffy & Tommy the batteries seem to last about 30 to 40 days before starting to falter.

So Tommy's turn in OR comes next. Good luck Tommy!