How can I make Teddy's mouth move?
teddy ruxpin's mouth will not move. tapes work and sounds great.
Melodie found this on Teddy Ruxpin and it is what should work for your "patient" Great job in keeping Teddy Ruxpin around. Best of luck and I hope you get it fixed.
The best solution is to take Teddy apart and rebuild the servo motors. If you don't want to go that expense, there are also some "quick fix" tips you can try: For the eyes not working, with your thumbs, push Teddy's eyes open and shut. Besides poking him in the eye and breaking the frame, you will not damage Teddy even if you force his eyes to open and enough to get the eyes unstuck. If that doesn't work, play the tape and move the eyes open and shut. For the mouth the same thing. In the 1st and 2nd generation bears, you can do this to both the upper and lower mouth. In the third generation bear, it is important that you move only the lower mouth as that is the part that is in contact with the servo motor and the upper mouth spring connects to it. On the 2 servo bear if the lower mouth works but the upper mouth does not, it is probably a problem with the spring connecting the two. In this case you upper mouth does not move up when the lower mouth is pulled downward when the bear is off.
There are also a few videos on youtube about it.
Other than trying to manually start the servos, the only other way to get them to work again is to take Grubby apart and clean the gears in the servos(motors) and restart the motors with a power source. Dolls that have been in storage for years need to be taken apart and cleaned for them to work properly. The grease used in the 1st generation dolls has the tendency over time to harden around the pin that moves the motor and/or "gum up" the gears, causing the eyes, upper jaw, or lower jaw to work improperly or not at all, and unfortunately, the only way to fix this is to take the doll apart. Good luck!
I had to do this several times. If you hear the motors and gears moving , but nothing really moves,then the framework inside the head is broken from being dropped. Its a soft Urathane type molded plastic that doesn’t glue well but can be secured with a very tacky rubber glue and supports. It involves surgery by opening the back of the head, peeling the facial skin and padding away and making the repairs. However Do not do this when the little ones are around. My young daughter walked in and was terrified at Daddy’s work. :-)
If you are in Europe you can send them to the Teddy Ruxpin Hospital and Adoption Centre there online at Kmilliken.com
you don't have to send it off to get fixed. heres how to do it. you unscrew all 4 screws two near the volume whell and two in the battery compartment. pry off the back with a flathead screwdriver. it will reveal the insides. then, use a knife to cut open the head until it gets to three to four inches up the head. carfully pull back the fur. that will reveal the foam head. then, carefully peel off the foam head. then, use your thumb to pop out the servos after you take off the springs. then put the plastic back on and get ready to turn him on and slightly move back and forth the servo motors that do not move. if you got them moving. pop them back in place. put the springs on. glue the foam head on. sew him back up. and tuck the red suit in his body and squese the plastic back on and screw the 4 screws back in and he is ready to go! I hope this helps with you! it always works with my servo motors.
remove 4 screws unplug 3 plugs for the motors they should be numbered unplug speaker and volume if plastic tape deck open seam remove foam head unsnap mask leave plugs when back is off remove springs put them in a bag turn the motors while tape is playing after everything works reassemble him
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