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Sky Lynx Fixer Upper

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Dont remember if this is where to post this, but I am trying to figure out how to make my sjy lynx walk again. I dont see any bad terminals, and fresh batteries dont even make a sound. Any suggestions?
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if you can check the leg joints to see if there are any forgien objects in there stoping the movement
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Test the motor(s). And replace them if nessessary.
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Bin it and buy the re-issue!!! :lol:
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Yeah bin it to me :wink:
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Commander Megatron wrote:Bin it and buy the re-issue!!! :lol:
How about sell the old one then buy the reissue? (as a last resort of course.)
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Have you tried the "technical tap"?
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I have tried the technical tap. I may buy an old lynx part off ebay and try and swap guts. I cant bin it cause I still have the original box and instructions.
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Dinobot...where's the pics of your revived Skylynx from the body I sent ya? Wanting to see your finished project!
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I keep forgetting. I need to take a pic in mid stride.
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By the way, I'm not sure if you tried this, but I have a lot of experience 'reviving' dead Sky Lynx's. The vast majority of the time, the problem is the terminals of the on/off switch. It's a bitch to get to, but if you can get to it, the switch is crimped on to a soft brown board. Pry the crimped tabs open and you'll be able to see the terminals on the other side of the brown board. Just give em a good sanding for about 15 seconds, then put the batteries in, and short the terminals with something metal to see if the motor starts running again. Oh, make sure to remove the motor from its housing before trying that, otherwise gears will go flying all over the place :)

BTW, this also works on Omega and Trypticon. Sky Lynx is the easiest of the 3 :)
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Well thanks to sentinel prime, he walks again with the help of transplanted parts. That os good advice though trance cause now I have an unmovable spare sky lynx.
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Dinobot wrote:Well thanks to sentinel prime, he walks again with the help of transplanted parts. That os good advice though trance cause now I have an unmovable spare sky lynx.
Well, if you get a chance, give it a try and let me know the results! All you need is a screwdriver and some sandpaper :)
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Well,i tried to repair Omega Supreme as Trance said.
The good news:he is functional once more.I even glued the broken drums that make him walk.
The bad news:I got burned by a 1.5 volt battery in the process :!: :evil: (of course this has nothing to do with Trance :wink: )
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how the hell did you do that??? when i was really little, i plugged two 9vs together, and even those didnt' get hot enough to burn me! :P
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Post by Razorclaw »

I did such things with batteries,lamps etc as a kid too but this is the first time that such a thing has happened!My finger got burnt!I was trying to test the light of Omega with the battery and a wire in order to bypass the switch.A spark burned my finger and a part of the 1.5V battery :!:

EDITED:Repaired Shockwave too.His switch is a real nightmare.Thanks for the tip Trance. :D
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Sunstreaker wrote:Well,i tried to repair Omega Supreme as Trance said.
The good news:he is functional once more.I even glued the broken drums that make him walk.
The bad news:I got burnt by a 1.5 volt battery in the process :!: :evil: (of course this has nothing to do with Trance :wink: )
I know its your fingure but when I first read this I though.

STOP PUTTING IT ON YOUR TOUNGE!!!!!!!! :lol: :wink:
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Goldbug wrote: STOP PUTTING IT ON YOUR TOUNGE!!!!!!!! :lol: :wink:
I knew the battery was charged,no need for the tongue trick :wink: ,it's my finger that got burned :!:
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