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VTech InnoTab Max Troubleshooting

Released in 2011, identified by model number: 80-166860, made and sold by vTech. This troubleshooting page will help you diagnose problems with the vTech InnoTab Max.

The device won't respond when you press the power button, or doesn't respond to the power adapter being plugged in.

The device should respond when you plug in the power adapter. If this doesn’t happen, you may have a bad power adapter. The power adapter is a standard Micro USB, which most phones use for charging. Try switching the cable to see if you get any response. If it still doesn’t respond, you may need to replace the battery.

If the battery isn’t holding a charge, or not charging at all, it is most likely faulty. Follow this guide to see how to replace it.

The screen is cracked, non-responsive to touch, or doesn’t display anything even though the device is powered on.

A cracked screen will need replacing, and if the screen is unresponsive to touch, replacing it may be the solution. You can follow our replacement guide here. If you replaced the screen, but the display still isn’t behaving properly, move on to the motherboard replacement guide below.

The device is powering on correctly, the screen shows no signs of being faulty, but the software is not working as it should. Buttons may be non-responsive, and the device may be unusually slow.

You will be unable to replace specific parts on the motherboard, so a full tear down and replacement will be necessary. You can follow our guide here.

The camera is failing to take pictures, images are distorted, or there seems to be particles in the photos taken.

If images are not coming out right, you will have to replace the camera module.

The blue plastic cover is broken, cracked, or the hinges have become disconnected.

Replacing the cover will require taking off the plastic backing. You can follow our guide here.


My son's profile picture won't let him log on only the Parent profile will log on. Please help!


Nichole McNeill - Reply

My daughter in notable is doing this, when dragging her icon to the “circle" it won't stay there, icon just goes back to original position. I have tried turning off/on etc, nothing fixes.

gordon william -

Check “Time Limits" in parental controls menu.

Tablet is time limited unless otherwise set by parent.

John Wyllie -

Have two units and can not get replacement batteries anywhere. They are boat anchors without a new polymer lithium ion three wire connectorized battery.

Vtech should be ashamed of themselves for not supporting their products better.

Will not buy from them again.

Donald Josefczyk - Reply

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