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Does anyone know anyone who repairs battery powered toys?

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Initial post: 25 Dec 2011 00:25:11 GMT
I have a battery powered dinosaur that walks, roars, his eyes flash and, if you put a drop of cooking oil in his nose, smoke comes out of his mouth when he roars! But he is broken - does anyone know where I might get this much-loved toy repaired? Daniel

Posted on 29 Dec 2011 21:11:55 GMT
If it's just electrical corrosion clean it as described on web with water and vinegar, but if mechcanicaly broken the cost and man hours it would be cheaper to hunt on ebay or even buy new.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2011 10:20:27 GMT
Thanks Matthew. I think it's electrical, but not sure where! I have not been able to replace this item, despite search. Maybe I'll call toy museums, perhaps they have people they use?

Posted on 30 Dec 2011 12:44:19 GMT
There is a touy museum in Arne Dorset, they might want it actually!

Posted on 30 Dec 2011 20:33:20 GMT
I wouuld Email Internet-uk-Shop. They replied speedily to a request I had.

Posted on 31 Dec 2011 21:58:14 GMT
thats what i did and it totally un tom riddled the problem for me.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jan 2012 20:28:16 GMT
If you have any friends that know how to debug electronics or at the least fix dry solder joints that occur over the age of a battery powered toy, then they should be able to fix as long as they can actually dismantle the item, i know this doesnt point you to a source of fix but it does give you an idea where to look good luck

Posted on 3 Jan 2012 15:21:47 GMT
By any chance is this it?

Posted on 3 Jan 2012 15:47:54 GMT
i think it would be cheaper to buy a new toy, unless if it is over 60.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jan 2012 16:50:55 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Jan 2012 16:51:48 GMT
Thanks Matthew, I'll give them a try

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jan 2012 16:51:08 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Jan 2012 16:51:38 GMT
Thanks for this Mr Gordon

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jan 2012 16:52:27 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Jan 2012 16:52:33 GMT
Thanks Mrs Reynolds - much appreciated

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jan 2012 16:53:51 GMT
Thank N. Heatherington - it's not, but I might just buy it!

Mine is green with a yellow belly!

Posted on 3 Jan 2012 16:54:18 GMT
Thanks William - I'd probably spend 60 if I could find the same!

Posted on 6 Jan 2012 01:21:02 GMT
Found a dinosaur, but i'm not quite sure if it is the same:

Are ya' able to post a picture up of your current one?

Posted on 8 Jan 2012 05:01:41 GMT
n says:
Sounds like an amazing toy! I want one!

You could try your local hackspace
At the very least someone there should be able to help you identify what the problem is. You may even inspire someone to make their own :)
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