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Anyon ever repaired a Dino Riders Stegosaurus?
« on: May 24, 2017, 09:36:28 PM »
Hello,

I recently got a Dinoriders Stegosaurus and found out it is supposed to walk around (and possibly make sounds aswell?). However, putting in a battery results in nothing, not the slightest sound or move.

The beast has no visible screws anywhere, all seams seem to be glued tight and what makes it even worse, the body seam runs along back and belly, not the flanks, which requires removing the legs aswell to get into the figure.

Did anyone ever attempt this and was so successfull (or not) to tell about?

Thanks in andvance for your input :)



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Re: Anyon ever repaired a Dino Riders Stegosaurus?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 09:38:27 AM »
Sometimes when they havent been run for a long time the motors get a little stuck. Put a fresh battery in it and give the toy a few hard knocks on the body with your open palm in a few spots. This is how i get my non resposives to wake up. Be sure to hold the battery in with your hand if it doesnt have a cover.

Theres no sounds just a forward walking motion.
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Re: Anyon ever repaired a Dino Riders Stegosaurus?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2017, 09:22:29 PM »
Thanks Archinto for your thoughts :).

First thing sure was I put in a new battery, to no success.... my second move in such cases is always a good smack here and there (and some civilized curses), a lot of electronic devices showed good response on such in the past (hence that tricks by Uri Geller who magically repaired broken machines at your home via television :D).

Well, I thought about cutting it in half with a Dremel (cutting wheel), however, due to the seam running along the back and belly instead of the flanks, the legs would need removal too. Tried that with the help of a large screwdriver as a lever, but they are well fit, I fear breaking them...

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Re: Anyon ever repaired a Dino Riders Stegosaurus?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2017, 10:50:19 PM »
You wont be able to tale it apart to repair it. It is glued and has assembly pins inside that are also glued. Ive had to tap a lot of some of the more stubborn ones. Sometimes they just start working. Keep trying, im sure it will wake up. And when i say tap, i mean hit it hard so the whole thing vibrates upon striking the body.
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Re: Anyon ever repaired a Dino Riders Stegosaurus?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2017, 11:40:46 PM »
Yeah well, it's in use as a toy of my son, battery loaded in, so we'll see, I'll give it a hard greet by you, Archinto, every now and then, maybe one day it will decide to go for a walk - I'd really like to see that :D