The MiP robot was released in August 2014. MiP is an interactive robot toy designed for kids. The robot responds using hand sensory technology, as well as a downloadable app that allows MiP to drive, dance and play games.

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Where/how can I get MIP repeared?

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My MIP robot falls over when I turn him on as if he was out of batteries. I have tried all sorts of batteries and Mip has been working fine for the last year. I found out that apparently something is wrong with his "The Accelerometer or Gyroscope Sensors May Be Malfunctioning" ...

How do I get this replaced ? Is it possible to send MIP to be repeared ?

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EliseDoyle, Make sure you install new good quality batteries and battery contacts are clean, then try Mip on smooth surface. Below is some trouble shooting steps from ifixit WowWee MiP Robot trouble shooting 2nd link below. Other links can possibly get you access to the robot inside to check/clean/reseat connections/components for damage/loose. Could not find much for replacement parts like new Accelerometer or Gyroscope Sensors, may have to search Ebay, etc.(4th link) and find a used robot for parts. If just not interested in trying repair or still under warranty use the last link below to contact wowwee to see if they can help or a good local small electronics shop if out of warranty.

MiP Keeps Falling Over, will not balance or stand upright.

-MiP is Not Powered On, Turn on the MiP using the power switch on the back.

-Software Error

The MiP may have a temporary software error. Try restarting the MiP using the power switch on the back. Switch it off for 20 seconds, then power it on.

-Low Battery,Low battery power may cause a slowdown or loss of functionality of the MiP. Replace the batteries.

-The Wheels are Stuck or Damaged, Dust and dirt may gather in the wheels or axels of the MiP. Follow this guide to remove the MiP's wheels and clean them.

-The Accelerometer or Gyroscope Sensors May Be Malfunctioning, The sensors may be malfunctioning and need replacing.

-The Motors may be Damaged or Malfunctioning, If the wheels are clear of obstructions or damage, the motors may be malfunctioning. If one or more motors is moving too slow or not at all, the wheels have excessive resistance to movement, too little resistance, or make strange noises the motor may be malfunctioning.

WowWee MiP Robot Troubleshooting

WowWee MiP Robot Repair

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It can also be dirt that has entered the system or the sensitivity of the motors is exsessive than this may be the case of hardware faliure so see a professional . The motors will need replacing and the parts may be hard to find. First open it up measure the sise of the parts you need to replace and what their called(see manual) then find them online .(if you want to fix it yourself attempt at your own risk as the process may damage vital parts)If the product is brand new and it's not functioning properly than your device is defective and you will have to call wowee for support. (See website for number)

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