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Title:

not powering on..battery leakage

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Have been given this to repair for a friends daughter. Took out batteries and discovered battery corrosion on one contact. Scraped that off, replaced batteries with known charged batteries but still won't power on despite pressing reset. Thinking I need to get further in I have take the obvious screws out from underside of toy but can't work out how to get the base off. I've even tried prying the rubber feet off the back leg in search of a missing screw (nothing to find!) The bottom seems to be stuck on this one remaining back leg, I can't lift this segment over the jack and I have applied appropriate force, spudgers, screwdrivers and swear words. Does anyone have any ideas?? No amount of googling has thrown out any useful links, but I do know about lots about real dogs abcesses and other injuries..(love google's idea of searching ;-) )
 
== Update ==
 
A little update. Doggy barking, child happy. Guide being written for any other foolhardy person wanting to fix this. NOT for the faint hearted. I tried scraping the corrosion off but just couldn't get it good enough to make contact with batteries, even considered the aluminium foil trick but none in! So took it all apart, soaked contacts in sodium bicarbonate, reassembled, borrowed foil from neighbour and all good. Wish I'd gone to the neighbour first!!!
 
== Update ==
 
A little update. Doggy barking, child happy. Guide being written for any other foolhardy person wanting to fix this. NOT for the faint hearted. I tried scraping the corrosion off but just couldn't get it good enough to make contact with batteries, even considered the aluminium foil trick but none in! So took it all apart, soaked contacts in sodium bicarbonate, reassembled, borrowed foil from neighbour and all good. Wish I'd gone to the neighbour first!!![http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repairing-iDog-MP3-toy-battery-contacts/6704/2|woof!]
A little update. Doggy barking, child happy. Guide being written for any other foolhardy person wanting to fix this. NOT for the faint hearted. I tried scraping the corrosion off but just couldn't get it good enough to make contact with batteries, even considered the aluminium foil trick but none in! So took it all apart, soaked contacts in sodium bicarbonate, reassembled, borrowed foil from neighbour and all good. Wish I'd gone to the neighbour first!!![http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repairing-iDog-MP3-toy-battery-contacts/6704/2|woof!]

Device:

iDog MP3 toy

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

67762

Edit by pollytintop,

Title:

not powering on..battery leakage

Text:

Have been given this to repair for a friends daughter. Took out batteries and discovered battery corrosion on one contact. Scraped that off, replaced batteries with known charged batteries but still won't power on despite pressing reset. Thinking I need to get further in I have take the obvious screws out from underside of toy but can't work out how to get the base off. I've even tried prying the rubber feet off the back leg in search of a missing screw (nothing to find!) The bottom seems to be stuck on this one remaining back leg, I can't lift this segment over the jack and I have applied appropriate force, spudgers, screwdrivers and swear words. Does anyone have any ideas?? No amount of googling has thrown out any useful links, but I do know about lots about real dogs abcesses and other injuries..(love google's idea of searching ;-) )
 
== Update ==
 
A little update. Doggy barking, child happy. Guide being written for any other foolhardy person wanting to fix this. NOT for the faint hearted. I tried scraping the corrosion off but just couldn't get it good enough to make contact with batteries, even considered the aluminium foil trick but none in! So took it all apart, soaked contacts in sodium bicarbonate, reassembled, borrowed foil from neighbour and all good. Wish I'd gone to the neighbour first!!!

Device:

iDog MP3 toy

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

67762

Edit by pollytintop,

Title:

not powering on..battery leakage

Text:

Have been given this to repair for a friends daughter. Took out batteries and discovered battery corrosion on one contact. Scraped that off, replaced batteries with known charged batteries but still won't power on despite pressing reset. Thinking I need to get further in I have take the obvious screws out from underside of toy but can't work out how to get the base off. I've even tried prying the rubber feet off the back leg in search of a missing screw (nothing to find!) The bottom seems to be stuck on this one remaining back leg, I can't lift this segment over the jack and I have applied appropriate force, spudgers, screwdrivers and swear words. Does anyone have any ideas?? No amount of googling has thrown out any useful links, but I do know about lots about real dogs abcesses and other injuries..(love google's idea of searching ;-) )

Device:

iDog MP3 toy

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

67762

Original post by pollytintop,

Title:

not powering on..battery leakage

Text:

Have been given this to repair for a friends daughter. Took out batteries and discovered battery corrosion on one contact. Scraped that off, replaced batteries with known charged batteries but still won't power on despite pressing reset. Thinking I need to get further in I have take the obvious screws out from underside of toy but can't work out how to get the base off. I've even tried prying the rubber feet off the back leg in search of a missing screw (nothing to find!) The bottom seems to be stuck on this one remaining back leg, I can't lift this segment over the jack and I have applied appropriate force, spudgers, screwdrivers and swear words. Does anyone have any ideas?? No amount of googling has thrown out any useful links, but I do know about lots about real dogs abcesses and other injuries..(love google's idea of searching ;-) )

Device:

iDog MP3 toy

Status:

open