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#1 trekkier

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 07:24 AM

Hey all,

 

I pulled my BOP out of storage, but for some reason the electronics aren't working.

 

Put new batteries in, I got about .5 seconds of an audio clip, but then nothing.

 

Any suggestions?



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 04:48 PM

Mine had the same problem, I put new batteries in and the sound got stuck after a second. Switched from normal to try me mode and back to normal and it worked again.



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Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:26 AM

I had similar problems a few years back but the fresh batteries did the trick. I love my HMS Bounty with the landing gear but I wish it had the sounds from the Star Trek VI model. :P



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Posted 03 December 2018 - 09:03 AM

Hmm tried switching from try me to play, no dice...maybe I'll try another set of batteries



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Posted 03 December 2018 - 11:59 AM

I always wondered this about the BoP and Excelsior, if they had a reset button hidden somewhere or not. Are these the only 2 ships released that do not have a reset button on it?

Thankfully (and knock on wood) both of my Klingon BoPs are still working but my NX-2000 decided to sit in spacedock. Changed batteries and flipped the Try Me switch, no lights/no sound :(

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 06:16 PM

I always wondered this about the BoP and Excelsior, if they had a reset button hidden somewhere or not. Are these the only 2 ships released that do not have a reset button on it?

Thankfully (and knock on wood) both of my Klingon BoPs are still working but my NX-2000 decided to sit in spacedock. Changed batteries and flipped the Try Me switch, no lights/no sound :(


I had a similar problem with one of my Excelsior ships where it didn't work after I changed the batteries. Turns out that the battery sled wasn't making a proper connection when I put it back in. After playing around with the connections a bit I got it working again.
If I remember correctly the inside of the sec hull has springs which connect to the sled, you may just need to stretch them a bit to realign them.

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:51 AM

Did you have to actually open the ship up or just mess around with the battery springs?



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 05:28 PM

I only had to mess with the springs for the Excelsior. When you look at the battery pack you will see that the terminals have a raised plastic lip, if the springs catch on this lip they don't make contact.
I wouldn't risk opening up a ship, not the way they are done now. With the screws being covered you have to remove the covers which would damage them.
With the BOP if you left betteries in it, especially if they were the original ones, I would clean the terminals using something such as white vinegar in a cotton bud (q-tip). A bad battery connection would stop it working. It would help if you had a multimeter in order to check the voltages of the batteries. I would recommend alkaline batteries, zinc one are cheap but leak very easily and can ruin a toy if left in.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 07:10 AM

Awesome! good tips (q-tips!) I'll be trying this later tonight...hopefully it'll pop back to life!






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