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Leapfrog Leapster touch screen

Do you have any troubleshooting help for a Leapfrog Leapster? The touch screen doesn't seem to work anylonger (even after new batteries). Any help on how to fix it so that the pen will work with the touchscreen would be great. My niece gave it to me for my toddler to use...so I would guess it would be about 4-5 years old (the original Leapster).

Our son's Leapster 2 - the touchscreen will no longer recognise selections and now asks for a selection between USA and Canada flag - something that has never happened before.

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  • mariog52 Apr 10, 2009

    Do you have any troubleshooting help for a Leapfrog Leapster? The touch screen doesn't seem to work anylonger (even after new batteries). Any help on how to fix it so that the pen will work with the touchscreen would be great.

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    The touch screen no longer works.

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    We have the same problem with our Leapster 2. It asks us to choose either the USA flag or Canada flag, but the touchscreen won't work and let us choose one.

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    We have the exact same problem! It asks us to choose between the USA flag or the Canada flag but the touchscreen won't let us choose one. It stays stuck on that screen. We just got this for Christmas 2008!

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    screen is not recognizing pen's commands

  • boo21072 May 05, 2009

    Ive tried that changing batteries, cleaning with eraser, nothing works. My leapster 2 just stays on the pick a name/guest screen and wont let me go any farther. Any other suggestions on what to do? My daughter just go this as a gift, and the person who gave the gift is in another state and the store they bought from isnt here where I live. I have the pink leapster 2.

  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    won't let us pick a country USA or Canada

  • Anonymous May 12, 2009

    i purchased a leapster 2 for my daughter at christmas she has played on it 3 times and the touch screen doesnt work anymore.

  • Anonymous May 14, 2009

    i push on the + on 3 of them but on #4 it didn,t change

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Press the ? button and hold it while turning unit on.
Press the "a" button to select touch calibration
Press each + with the stylus
Restart machine

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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  • celis317 Sep 02, 2010

    Thank you very much this works, it took me a while to get it to that screen but my daughter is happy. thanks since i thought all the money that we invested in this system was down the drain.

  • alonya2002 Nov 07, 2010

    I was happy that ur advice worked! I thought I was going to have to buy another one. Excellent advice, thank you so much.

  • milvanil Nov 20, 2010

    thanks so much!! now works great again!!

  • bobbysgirl92 Dec 17, 2010

    That was awesome! Thanks, that worked for my 3 year old's Leapster 2, and trust me with Christmas right around the corner, I did not want to invest in any more games, if it was truly broken.

  • sven_ole Jan 08, 2011

    You Rock, thank you!!!!!

  • joe_angel79 Jan 15, 2011

    thanks, you helped another child, sleep tight.

  • suse19 Feb 06, 2011

    Excellent! Worked a dream, saved me the price of a new one and peace has been restored in my house.

  • luvlife11 Jun 04, 2011

    Thank you sooo much my son looked really bored after dinner he's siblings were playing there psp so said let's try the leap frog with NEW batteries it turn on but wouldn't respond to any touch that's when I found your idea ...AND IT WORK HE IS VERY HAPPY NOW THANKS AGAIN

  • kelpro4 Jan 08, 2012

    This worked great. Glad I thought to seek advice from the internet because I was getting frustrated. Thanks.

  • kari gustafson Jun 22, 2012

    any suggestions if you have done the touch screen calibration (which worked) but it still won't let you choose usa or canada????

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    cjpriest Sep 05, 2012

    i tried but not work

  • Christy Boos Dec 26, 2012

    Thank you so much! It works now! I really wish Leapster had put this as part of their start-up directions!

  • Christy Boos Dec 26, 2012

    Thank you so much! It works now! I really wish that Leapster had put this in their start-up instructions!

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    mikehyde1717 Jan 26, 2013

    thank you that worked great...smile`s, my son is a happy 3 year old once more.

  • nzhuteva
    nzhuteva Mar 02, 2013

    Works!! Thanks

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Thank you! It works... just needed to be calibrated! :) My daughter is very, very, very happy!!

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  • desilooo Jul 06, 2010

    I am soooo happy! My daughter's leapster was stuck on a US/Canada screen and we coul not get it to work. All it needed was calibration as well. Thanks for posting!!!

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Thank You!! It works just fine now!

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Thank you so much Hallet!!! I had 2 of my 3 leapers for my kids not able to choose a name to be able to play. Works awesome now and my kids are so excited to have their own back!

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Thanks so much!

Posted on Feb 03, 2012

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    headupdef1 Feb 03, 2012

    thanks so much!

  • krohnskennel
    krohnskennel Nov 17, 2012

    my daughters game stopped responding to the touch screen so I bought her a new one. then the new one did the same thing after a couple of weeks. Thank you for the information. I now have two that work just fine :)

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