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Old 11-15-2008, 10:57 AM   #1
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My son has a toy that lights up and plays music. I've had the toy for 3 months, and it worked fine until a few days ago. The lights work, but the sound is extremely faint. You can only hear it if you put your ear to the speaker.

Taking the toy apart, the connections look ok I guess (and yes, I did change the batteries). I'm no electrician, so I don't really know what to look for.

Does this sound like something I can fix myself? My guess is that the connections are bad, or the speaker wore out from overuse. But the toy is only 3 months old, so it should still be working.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

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you could probably find out if it's the speaker by wiring another small radio speaker to it. if it sounds right, try to replace the speaker. if it's something else, let us know and who knows? although if it was made in china, you got 2 and 1/2 months more than it was supposed to last! lol

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is there a volume control on the toy for the volume.if there is it might be stuckkk,loose or had something poured into it juice,milk...etc.little rubbing alcohol down the shaft r into the switch might help the volume.
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i too thought of a volume knob, (but as usual for me, assumed) he'd thought of that already since he said he took it apart. perhaps if we knew the make and model of the toy, it would help? or even a pic?

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I would look at the speaker and its connections, but I think you should try skipping the volume control (if there is one) and see what you get.
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:34 PM   #6
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Is there not some type of warranty on it if it is only 3 months old.

I am guessing like most of us you lost the receipt for it.

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