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Step 13: Replace the Battery and Enjoy!

Now replace the battery you removed while Furby was sleeping, close the battery door and secure the screw. Furby should pop back to life and will be happy to see you. Don't worry, your furby will soon forget this traumatic experience, and most likely so will your children. Don't forget to keep good batteries in your furby as a prevention of this problem again. Remember if your furby seems to want to go back to sleep when you first wake him, hold down his tongue and jiggle him upside down, then release the tongue to wake him. Pictured here are my Rainbow Furby Toh Loh and my little girls Tiger Furby Doo Moh, both recovering coma patients and both happy to see each other. If you don't have a Furby, keep in mind my little girl bought her furby from a yard sale for a quarter, probably because it wouldn't wake up. I hope this Instructable will work for you and I hope you will be able to enjoy your furby once again. If this Instructable helps you please comment and tell us the name of your brave and lucky furby. Have fun!
<p>I would like to know your process for taking and posting such excellent photos.. Thank you.. Now if you have any idea how to fix talking Pee Wee Herman :)</p>
<p>Hi, Our 1999 Graduate Furby's eyes don't open. Otherwise it works perfectly (little noisy:-)))) </p><p>Should I try to open them with force? </p><p>Thank you....</p>
All of our Furbys' eyelids work off a friction type connection and can be easily moved by hand. However I would think they should realign themselves to be able to open on their own after some use. You could try to gently move them. I wouldnt hesitate with our Furbys but none of ours have been to college so i dont know if the graduate Furby is made the same lol. Good luck!
<p>Hi, thank you for your reply. I used screwdriver and had to<br>force it open but it works now perfectly. Thank you so much!!!</p>
<p>Hello, I have a gremlin furby that is stuck. This furby has arms that move so I can't pull the fur up like a regular furby. Any ideas?</p>
I haven't seen the ones with arms so I'm not sure. When did they grow arms?
<p>&quot;Gizmo&quot; furby was a special edition released by Tiger electronics back around 1999 or 2000. I figured out how to get into mine by undoing the seam down the back and had to cut the zip tie to be able to get the &quot;arms&quot; out. The arms are flexible wires that you can bend back out of the fur and then proceed as above. The body and &quot;innards&quot; are otherwise identical to a regular furby. Seems a little more destructive and will take more work to put him back together, but I couldn't figure out another way. Unfortunately I couldn't get mine &quot;woken up&quot; from his coma. :( I think he's really and truly dead. I've added some pictures in case anyone else has a Gizmo they need to get into.</p>
Thank you, it worked!
Your welcome glad to help!
<p>help! fixed one furby but the the other one (which was fine before) started making a buzzing sound - no movement either. i have taken him apart, tried the jump start (white gear is in the down position already) turned &amp; turned the black gear (to the right) but all he does is BUZZ! any suggestions???</p>
<p>I'll paste this here too in case others are following....</p><p>Sad to hear about your troubled Furby. Can you tell if the buzzing is coming from the speaker or the motor? That may provide a clue. I've never had one do that before. It's been a while since I've done open part surgery on these critters so I can't remember if the speaker plugs in or if it's soldered to the board. If it's a plug you may try very gently unplugging it and see if it still buzzes. Obviously if it buzzes with the speaker unhooked then it's something in the motor. If it's the speaker buzzing that doesn't sound good, maybe something wrong with the board.</p>
<p>thanks, but i am fairly sure it is not just the speaker. the speaker is soldered in but furby just buzzes now. he does not move at all. i have tried to push start him with no luck. if you have any other suggestion for freeing up his motor, they would be appreciated!</p>
<p>Hi, my furby battery terminal have already corroded. how to fix it? </p>
<p>this is the greatest Instructible ever! I was able to awaken my gen 1, 1999 Limited Edition Autumn Furby. Toh-Loo (aka Lazarus now) had never even been opened. Still factory sealed his box. Last night I finally decided to awaken my 16 year old sleeping Furby, when the batteries went in, nothing. I was devastated. My beautiful fall Furby that I have loved for 16 years was comatose. I tried everything prior to finding this Instructible. I was extremely intimidated of trying this, because quite frankly, I don't put shit together. I am NOT electronically inclined in the slightest. I'd rather buy a new remote, than out batteries in one. Seriously.... I am proud to say, the only thing I couldn't accomplish was getting his damn skin back over the lip to the correct position. Needless to say, I won't be doing any &quot;Furbydermy&quot; in the future. My little Toh-Loo is alive and well now, so thank you so much for helping me!!!!!!!!! If I could find you, and kiss you, I probably would. May even include tongue. This Furby is pretty special to me... </p>
Thank you so much, this worked beautifully. Furby was so happy to come back from the dead!
<p>Hardest part for me is sewing the ears back on. I stink at sewing. Even something as simple as this is.</p>
<p>This works perfectly! Thank you! I have been able to resurrect several Furbies this way. If your Furby will move, but not speak, you have a bad speaker and may need to find a donor. I did this for Toh-Loo.</p>
dude you are a hero got it on eBay for 19.99 and it didn't work but when I did what you told us it work really good man
<p>I'm not sure my comments posted. I need help witht the oral skills. I was able to get the motor skills working great. Thanks for the good tutorial.</p>
<p>My furby moves but doesn't speak. I put fresh batteries in him and tried resetting him, but still no sound other than the mechanical sounds when he moves. Any ideas on how to fix this?</p>
Looks like ill have to do some more open part surgery on another Furby and show where the speaker wires are soldered onto the board for future reference. Seems there are a lot of mute Furbys out there....
<p>How long do I have to rotate?</p>
Sorry for the slow reply its been awhile. I just rotated with the batteries in until Furby wakes up. Then pull the batteries to reassemble (after you play with him without his skin for awhile, of course you want to watch it all work)<br>
<p>ahoy lambsb</p><p>&gt;shopping at salvation army with 8 yr old neice</p><p>&gt;find loose furby for $1</p><p>&gt;doesnt work.jpg</p><p>&gt;knew some people had furby fixin skills on interwebs</p><p>&gt;google.com</p><p>&gt;found ur site</p><p>&gt;PROFIT !!!</p><p>thnx a lot / getting ziptie ring back on is most difficult part of this repair (!)</p>
I have a Shelby which after sitting in the closet for a couple of years, has lost its voice. I put new batteries in it, and its parts all seem to move OK. But when its mouth moves, no voice. I'm trying to get the top shell off to see the innards but one screw is stuck. Can somebody give me some advice on how to get the shell off, assuming that is the correct pathway to the speaker and connections? Any advice on getting my Shelby's voice back will be appreciated.
<p>Did you ever figure this out? I am having the same problem with mine. I haven't taken him apart, I'm not sure what to do!</p>
<p>I tried it with mine and had the same problem as you did. I opened the front bit, where the stomach sensor is. The speaker is behind that. Sadly, my speaker's copper wire has sort of snapped off from the circuitry and I can't do much about it for the moment.</p>
<p>This was one GREAT tutorial. I bought my 8 year old a 1998 Christmas Furby brand new, never opened. Paid $20 for it on Ebay. Got it and it didn't work. Got a refund but the seller said they didn't want it back since it didn't work. I figured &quot;What have I got to lose?&quot; He's alive and well now and back in his original box, ready for Christmas morning! Instructables, YOU SAVED THE DAY!!!!!</p>
He does speak a little, but then the engines stop again mid sentences and he's once again dead. I keep turning and turning the little wheel, he speaks a little, then stops again! The batteries are fresh outta the package. Help :(
<p>This really works. I did not play with Furby for 12 years and he came back to life. Just keep turning and turning the horizontal gear to the right. It may take a long time, but eventually it will begin to work. Too much fun!!</p>
<p>I might have to test this when I get my vintage Furby - thanks!</p>
<p>wow I also got mine at a gsale for 25cents my thoughts were to sell it on ebay, I've never had a furby and was looking for the &quot;on&quot; switch, ha! anyways did what you said it's now working and I will try to flip it on ebay doesn't matter how much as I only spent that 25 cents! thanks for the great instructions!</p>
<p>I followed the instructions, turned the gear several upon several times and all I got was some movement out of the mouth, eyes and ears but it never kicked on... HELP!! I'd love to have my old buddy back</p>
<p>Getting ready for a yard sale and found an old Furby. I thought he was a gone for good. But with your instructions and a little patience he worked. Of course I have no idea what he says or what he does. I never had one. Guess that is next thing I have to look up. Thanks you for the instuctions </p>
<p>This worked for two dead furbies! Note: thought it wasnt working, then put a new set of batteries in and it started up. The frozen furby had drained a new set of batteries in a week in its frozen state. So just a heads up to start this procedure with a new set of batteries. </p>
Will this work for a comatose Baby Furby?
<p>Yes, it does. My 2 baby furbies that were comatose finally woke up! :) It works just the same!</p>
Not sure about the baby furby, I think they don't have a moving base. I believe my little girl has one I'll take a look at it and get back. <br>
<p>Thank you SOOO much! My baby furbies work again after 15 years! I had to re-seam everything but the work great!</p>
I followed it to the tea. And it worked perfectly.
<p>Hi I tried turning the horizontal small black gear in the front on the right.Furby's eye's opened&amp;closed,mouth open&amp;closed,ears moved while I was turning the gear,but Furby didn't come back to life,Help!!!Please E-mail me,and suggest what I should do <a href="mailto:batmancrowned@yahoo.com,Thank" rel="nofollow">batmancrowned@yahoo.com,Thank</a> You.</p>
Fantastic instructions. We bought a 1998 furby in the box for $2 from a thrift store. Instructions included. Your repair brought that little sucker back to life. My 2 year old daughter is going to love this when she sees it in the morning. The hardest part was getting the zip tie back over the base. I almost wish I just snipped it, reattached a new one, and sewed it back closed. Thanks for the great info.
Thank you so much! Furby is back in working order now.
Fantastic!! My sisters 1st gen Furby revived after following your instructions! <br>I had to cut the plastic cable wrapper to skin it, but just replaced it, so our Furby - and 6-year old - is happy now :-) Thank you for an excellent instruction. <br> T
Thank you so much :) I was able to wake up a sweet white comatose furby bought on ebay listed &quot;Broken-for parts!!&quot; He's awake, feeling fine and grateful that he wasn't scrapped for parts ;)
My furby woke up before I could operate (oops - didn't remove the battery). His skin was almost off and when he started singing I almost dropped him! I'm having trouble getting his skin anchored around the rim, but he's working just fine! Thank you!
I know this is about a year old, but I just recently aquired a furby this guy had, and found this. I was taking off it's skin when it decided to wake up before me not doing anything else, but he'd only go back to sleep. I let him sleep for awhile(a couple hours) and then tried to wake him back up again. I tried the tongue and jiggling thing but he still went to bed.<br><br>I guess it's possible I need better batteries?
Fresh batteries are a must. I would think if he woke up there probably is no problem. Furbies are a lot like me, they don't like to be woke up in the morning. Sometimes it takes a few tries, or try holding the tongue down and turn Furby upside down. (If I remember correctly that is the official way to wake a furby as published by Tiger Electronics). Good luck with your furby adoption!
Hmm... I actually have the same &quot;narcoleptic furby&quot; problem seen above yur comment..... He DOES waske up, but only if i like push his base a bunch, then that wont work, then i gotta RESTART HIM just for him to say me sleep again and go to sleep :( so i skinned it and im gonna FIND IT IN MAH STORAGE D: its been there for at least a month, hot, stinky, ewww......... don't really wanna know if it's gonna go comatose by then, but it might ACTALLY wake up if i do somethin...or I'll curcuit bend it... yeah.... i'll curcuit bend it..... oooooooh... :D
Just be careful. Circuit bent Furbys can develop nasty habits and an unhealthy appetite for mad science or destruction lol!

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