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Geotrax remotes work..trains wont go. I have cleaned contacts..new batteries...and cleaned axles

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Aha! I found this on another forum and it worked for me!

I had some luck using a trick I read on the yahoo geotrax group.
Make sure you have good batteries and hold the controller in the forward movement position. Then run the train forward repeatedly on a surface with friction (I used my pant leg). I got two old trains to work again, and I'm hoping to fix one more.

The theory is that this works because it uses a magnetic coupling instead of a direct drive.

It only took me one super gentle swipe across my leg! Better than smacking/bashing them because that can knock wires loose and stuff. Hope this helps everyone! :D

Posted on Nov 13, 2011

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