The pen is not mightier than a two year old.
August 29, 2011 4:54 PM Subscribe
Ever heard of a Leap Pad? We have a few that we picked up at garage sales and such. The pen no longer works. How can we fix this? More inside.
posted by Spyder's Game to Technology (7 answers total)
Picked up a few Leap Pads (Like these
) for the munchkins recently. The pen on one of them has a frayed cord (you can see broken copper wires under the plastic sheath), and works intermittently. Is there someone who fixes these things? It seems like a shame to just throw them away when someone (I think) with some basic electronic knowledge seems like they could make these things work with a minimum of effort. Or, does the company offer some kind of replacement parts? One of the other ones simply won't turn on (it came as a package deal with other ones, so there wasn't a need to test it until we got home). Is there some way to diagnose/fix this? I'd love to get these things running for free/cheap and let the kids enjoy them rather then just consigning them to a landfill. Any suggestions?