By Yuki Frost
Please excuse any spelling errors or just weirdness in how I type. I haven’t been breathing good for over 3 months now and I am really starting to see the effects.
I have a serious type of asthma where I am baisically never breathing normally. It can be made worse by extreme emotion or other triggers suck as smoke. Besides some extremely stressful family issues, I live in the woods and there is currently a very Smokey wildfire going on. The house isn’t in any danger yet but the wind blows the smoke to my house. If my breathing gets worse, I will be hospitalized.
I’m currently bedridden and really lonely. Having a tamagotchi would help.
The Tamagotchi P!x has an incredibly short battery life and while I can ask my family for help opening the battery compartment, they are incredibly busy and never around. I waited months to get this tama, had it running for 2 1/2 days and then it died. I will not be able to get help with the screw for probably another month or so. After that it will be yet another month before I can get them replaced when they inevitably die again.
Is there something else I could use in place of a screw that would allow me easy access to the battery compartment without a screw? I was thinking about using tape but I can’t really grip it anymore. I think something where I add a bit of pressure to the area where the screw is would work best since.
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.
By mimitchi ^o^
Does anyone happen to know what type of screw the large back screw is that holds the back cover to the connection tamas, and where I can find replacement screws for it? ;_; I'm thinking they may sell them at a home improvement store if I just knew what type to get! 😅Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I started my tamagotchi devil up last night, waited til today to start a log because I didn't know how to properly upload pictures: special thanks to Penguin-keeper for the help
Started it up and it hatched into a Zukidebitchi
The first night was fairly uneventful, he went to bed at 9pm as per usual.
Then the pranks started. I really need to keep him in a different room because he actually woke me up three times during the night: once at 1am, again at 3am and then finally again at 6am.
He actually woke up at 9am and needed only one food and one game to fill his hearts.
This is him smiling after a game
He asked me for a handshake, I wanted to keep his devil power higher to try for different characters but I actually couldn't say no to that. So after the handshake his devil power went down to 25, then later raised back up to 40 over a few hours. The picture below is what Zukidebitchi looks like when he asks for a handshake, precious. almost makes me forget the triple sleep disruption last night lol
I was going to check his devil power again now but he does not want to let me. I've tried four times and always get him pranking me. Actually kinda funny lol
I'm having that Devilgotchi for many yeas, it was stored in a drawer. Recently, I reactivated it and somehow it has some LCD like looking stains at the corners of the screen...
Luckily these stains are very minimal and are not bothering much, but i still find it a bit sad. Does anybody know what could have caused these?
Does anyone know how to fix it?
Thanks in advance.
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