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  1. Not sure if this is the right category to post this in, but is there any way to change your username on this forum? I just realized that I’m not comfortable having my real name here
  2. A while ago, I bought 2 used Tamagotchi Connections at a pawn shop. They worked just fine, but the battery cover screw was corroded in both of them: I searched the internet for ways to remove the corrosion. Some people would even use ketchup, but the most effective way was letting the screws sit in vinegar, then using a toothbrush to remove the rest of the corrosion, and finally cleaning them with alcohol. However, due to me being busy with school, a year passed and I still hadn't tried cleaning the screws, until a few days ago when I had some spare time and decided to try it out. I thought, why not demonstrate the whole process on TamaTalk to help people out? First, I removed the screws from the battery covers. Tamagotchi Connection battery covers have some sort of retainer that keeps the screw from falling out. To remove the screw, I had to hold the retainer using my fingernail, then pull on the screw while twisting it counterclockwise. Now, both the screw and the retainer came out. The retainer was also a bit corroded, as well as the screw hole in the battery cover. I cleaned those with alcohol. Now, the fun part. I let the screws sit in apple cider vinegar for around 30 minutes. Then, I scrubbed them with a toothbrush several times. Both the screws came out looking way better, but one of them still had some ugly black marks where the corrosion was. As a last resort, I sandpapered it. I have no idea what the exact grit of the sandpaper was, but eyeing it, it seemed to be around ~200 grit. This improved the appearance of the screw drastically. Here are the results! Comparing it to a non-corroded screw of another tama, the finish looks less shiny. But it's a lot better than a corroded screw! I hope this tutorial was easy to understand! If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
  3. As you can tell from my profile picture, Devilgotchi! I'm quite fond of Nazotchi as well
  4. Thanks for the answer! Really hope someone translates this book soon
  5. Does anyone know if this book ever got an official English translation?
  6. I have a pretty long wishlist: 1. A UFO tamawalkie 2. A Purple Tubes V4.5 3. A Blue Arukotchi (I really like pedometer tamas :P) 4. A Green ID L 5. An Orange Akai 6. A Melon Soda Keitai 7. A Pink Uratama (Sorry for not providing images, I don't have enough time at the moment to publish them)
  7. I think the rainbowy screen is just a weird light illusion, because I've seen it on all my Tamagotchis but only when they're near a direct light source.
  8. Basically what Iamtamagotchi said. It's not an icon that you can select, rather it lights up when your tamagotchi needs attention so you can check it even if your sound is turned off or if you didn't hear its calls.
  9. Thanks for the info! I really hope this battery comes with my Akai, because I think it's a really cute "souvenir" and I might even put it on a photo frame along with some other Tamagotchi components
  10. So, I was just looking at the Tamagotchi Wiki page about battery sizes and found this image of a special Maxell CR2032 battery that has a photo of Mametchi etched on it. What I need to know is: Was this battery the one supplied with Japanese Tamagotchi Plus models in the box, or was it sold separately as a limited edition battery? If it's the former, then I'm glad because I might get a new Tamagotchi Keitai Akai from JapanYouWant and I think this battery would be a nice little "souvenir" in my Tamagotchi collection.
  11. Hmm, it seems interesting that it also happened with a CR2032 battery, my first assumption was that the battery discharged below the voltage level that the Tamagotchi expected because it had less capacity (CR2025) but apparently it can happen with any type of battery, maybe because of other factors like temperature causing the voltage to drop suddenly. You’re probably right, however I am just gonna use regular CR2032 batteries from now on, just to be safe.
  12. Update #2: I wasn't expecting this to happen, but the Tamagotchi gods seemed to want me to try this experiment again, because the CR2025 battery I had on my V4 caused the screen to blank out one day. However, when I took off the cover and slightly adjusted the battery, it turned back on, so I assumed it was just the battery that stopped making contact. However, the same thing happened the next day but when I pushed any button it would make a long beep even though the screen was blank, so it seemed like the battery was still making contact. I panicked and put in a CR2032 battery as soon as possible, because I've heard that the V4 is very glitchy and I think mine is one of the first shell designs released which means that there's even more glitches. It seemed like everything was normal at first until I got to the name screen, and the name was turned into some weird characters and the letter Q. I have an Oyajitchi (the secret character you get when marrying Ojitchi and Otokitchi) and wanted to keep him for a while, but I think I'll marry him off the next time the matchmaker comes, just so I can get rid of that glitchy name. It hurts a little bit because I waited a long time for both my Tamagotchis to become oldies just so I could get him, but oh well. At least I learned my lesson: Never use any other type of battery in a Tamagotchi other than CR2032. There weren't any more glitches after that, however. I think I'll have to ROM-Test that V4 just to make sure that the ROM isn't corrupted. Also, I don't know how, but I forgot to mention something about the V3 that I did my last experiment on: The "character -> item" glitch actually worked, but instead of turning it into item sprites, it turned it to a glitchy pixel pattern that changed every time the Tamagotchi moved on the idle screen. That's actually one of the main reasons I decided to reset it and ROM-Test it.
  13. Update: I tried this experiment with the same V3 (however, this time with a regular CR2032 battery) and some interesting stuff happened. But first, I have to get out of the way that "tilting" the battery while it was on the "CONNECT" screen did absolutely nothing. If you did it too fast, nothing would happen because the screen had a low refresh rate. Even if you did it at just the right time, it would say "FAIL" on the other one because AFAIK, IR data is transferred at an insanely high speed, so even tilting the battery within 0.5 seconds would cause a lot of data to be missing, which would make the other device display the "FAIL" screen. Now, the interesting stuff: One time, the screen turned off and it played the happy sound (the sound your Tamagotchi makes after winning a game or gaining points.) Another time, it displayed some pixel squares on the screen in the usual glitch pattern but also displayed the "HOW MUCH?" screen you get shown when you want to donate to the Gotchi King and below it, the screen showed 1000 points. That's basically all the interesting stuff that happened. I doubt I'll be doing this experiment again, because I don't want to brick one of my Tamagotchis. (I also took this opportunity to ROM test it, and its ROM version is A3 3. Nothing special or new, but I thought it would be interesting to include.)
  14. Thank you! I hope I’ll be able to find something interesting soon
  15. I tried this a few times on my V3 with a CR2016 battery during the transition to the clock screen, and a sprite of Megatchi looking sideways appeared on the middle of the screen (something I've never seen on a Tamagotchi before, but it might be a sprite that's already used on the tamagotchi because I've only had Megatchi once) and then 2 black horizontal lines about 2/3 columns away from each-other appeared on the screen. While the battery was still inserted, the speaker kept making a constant faint "crackling" noise and the black bars were on the screen even after I took the batteries out, and even when I put batteries back in nothing happened and the black bars were still on the screen. At this point I was scared that I burned the screen or something but after leaving the batteries in for about 10 seconds the tamagotchi's lines faded slowly and it eventually turned on. I tried this a couple of other times but aside from the black bars and weird noise nothing else happened. Also, I tried it about 3 times on the shopkeeper screen but it didn't reset. KidRetro64's comment gave me some inspiration and when I have some free time I might try it on the same V3 on the connect screen, while it connects with a V3 and with a V4. If I find anything interesting, I'll comment here again with all the details.
  16. I think it's a pretty good way of getting tamas at an affordable price. However, the paint may be damaged. If you don't care about that and you're sure that it works, then go ahead and buy it.
  17. That symbol means that the batteries are low. You can fix it by simply replacing the AAA batteries.