Furby

Furby was a popular electronic robotic toy resembling a hamster/owl-like creature which went through a period of being a "must-have" toy following its launch in the holiday season of 1998, with continual sales until 2000. Furbies sold 1.8 million units in 1998, 14 million units in 1999, and altogether in its three years of original production, Furbies sold over 40 million units.

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I could not start up my Furby toy

Wonder if there's any repair shop that can fix up a Furby toy in Singapore?

What can I DIY my own repair of a Furby that will not start up?

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what's the battery bay like? corroded terminals?

by pollytintop

The Battery terminals are in good condition. I did opened up the toy and found that the wirings connection are still in good contacts with the terminals. I have no access to the circuit board cos it like stuck inside it's head area.

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Wong, check these sites. They are very informative about how to disassemble and resurrect your Furby. http://www.phobe.com/furby/auto1.html and here http://www.instructables.com/id/Push-Sta... amd some more useful information here http://www.techdose.com/projects/Furby-H.... So, it looks like it is a possible fix for the DIY'er. Hope it helps, good luck :-)

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I take apart my kids toys all the time to put legs in sockets, reconnect speakers..don't be put off by circuit boards being in the head.

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