These are useless and don't last more than 6 months. We're on our 4th in just 12 months and that is only because I keep returning them under the warranty (Tip Tesco do a 12 month electrical warranty) because my son loves it so much. At first it works fine, but after a couple of moths it takes a while to turn on, then it starts to switch itself itself off once a games cartridge is inserted. Eventually it wont register any games at all. Once he's out grown it, I will be getting rid, the tears and upset it causes each time it breaks is not worth it. V Tech need to recall these machines as the amount I've gone through proves that most are faulty and they have all been well looked after. Don't bother buying I guarantee it will break, which is such a shame as the games are fantastic for young kids.