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Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by Lexicon, Aug 9, 2014.

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  1. Lexicon

    Lexicon

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    Aug 9, 2014
    My sister owns a plush Pikachu toy which, when it's hands are pressed, will move and speak.

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    The battery pack is located in a pouch on the bottom, which is sealed with Velcro and opens to reveal a three AA unit (Pictures below).

    webcam-toy-photo1.jpg

    She hasn't used it in a while, and when she asked me to replace the batteries for her, it didn't light up or make any noise. I have tried multiple sets of batteries, checking polarity, etc. My efforts were in vain, however, and I could not get the Pikachu to work. As far as I could tell, there was no corrosion on the battery unit. I suspect the wiring might have frayed, as this is a very old item. Does anyone know how to rejuvenate this toy? The model is "Electronic I Choose You: Pikachu" by Hasbro.
     
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    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    It may be a broken wire between the batteries and the rest of the electronics inside. Perhaps the switch inside is broken. Or perhaps it is totally dead.

    I'd try to find a way to get at the electronics inside (this will probably mean unstitching some of the covering in a way that you can stitch it up again if you have success.
     
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