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Devilgotchi screw heads broke off

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I bought a Devilgotchi and I tried to remove the screws. (I used a little mechanical oil before) (Of course I used the right screwdriver)

I thought already I had it, but then both screw heads just broke off!!! (They broke very near the screw head)

The screw shafts still remain in the shell and they also don't stick out a little.

look for yourselves:

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I don't need to say, I'm devastated.

Still I ask you guys, do you think there is a (destruction free) way to remove the screws?

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I even opened it up furthermore, and tried to get out the screws from the backside. I tried to screw screws in the screw holes fro the backside, hoping the broken shafts will be pushed out, too. Good theory, but this absolutely does not work. The only thing I can do, is putting the poor thing it in another shell. I wonder if I should.... if a had a black backside, Nobody would even notice....

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Yes, this is also my current idea. I'm already looking for a black Tama. Sigh, they are rather rare and expensive, too. 

Unfortunately, I can not see the tama in the link.

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14 minutes ago, Candythief said:

Yes, this is also my current idea. I'm already looking for a black Tama. Sigh, they are rather rare and expensive, too. 

Unfortunately, I can not see the tama in the link.

The re-release of the originals features a black P2, although it would use the new coin cell battery, though I think if it was the same voltage,  it would technically work.

http://www.bandai.com/original-tamagotchi/

Here's the picture of the white devilgotchi with a replaced back.

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Some of the dual coloured tamagotchis have entirely black backs.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bandai-Original-TamaGotchi-Black-and-Orange-1997-Works/174154572050?hash=item288c6be112:g:-6IAAOSwRbddShaS

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The only thing I'm scared of, is the transplantation of the sound chip. I did that once and the sound was more silent afterwards, even though I was very careful.

The sound chip is embedded in a little molten plastic of the shell... I don't know how easy it is to firmly embed the sound chip in another shell and if the sounds sounds the same afterwards. How would you do that?

 

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On 2/13/2020 at 1:58 AM, Candythief said:

The only thing I'm scared of, is the transplantation of the sound chip. I did that once and the sound was more silent afterwards, even though I was very careful.

The sound chip is embedded in a little molten plastic of the shell... I don't know how easy it is to firmly embed the sound chip in another shell and if the sounds sounds the same afterwards. How would you do that?

 

The speaker for the devilgotchi and normal P1/P2s are the same (confirmed by the person who did the white devilgotchi mod) , you can just desolder the wires and reattach them to the devilgotchi.

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