Stopped working after a fall from the table
I daughter has an Elmo Live which just fell from the table today when it was dancing and just stopped wokring from then.
I tried changing batteries and tried sahking and pressing the different button but nothign seems to work.
I then realized that if I shake the robot I can hear something and it was coming from the right foot - this is the foot wher the batteries need to be inserted and there is also a button on the toes that can be pressed.
Please note that I am not an expert in anyway and do not understand electronics. I decided to open and take a look and so I unscrewed and took the section of the right foot (picture below) off from where the noise was coming from.
Let me describe the noise. It sounds as if there in a screw inside a plastic match box and its being shaken.
Once I got that section in my hands I have narrowed down to see exactly what was making that rattling sound when shaken and found it came from the below area.
I could understand that the sound was coming from that black piece of contraption and when I dug it out and check it again I was confirm that this is exactly where it is coming from. Please check the object I am talking about below:
From what my simple brain understands is that the there must have been something wrong with this device because it was making that noise (earlier there was o such noise).
If someone could please tell me:
1) what it is and what it is called
2) how it is useful
3) where can I find a spare (e.g. ebay)
4) what are the specification that I need to check it I am buying another one.
I will be extremely grateful if someone could help and let me thank in advance.
Is this a good question?