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I think my baby must have a wonky widget

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McPhee Sun 16-Sep-12 17:26:46

because it never ruddy sleeps!! I've had possession of this tiny human for 11 weeks now. I thought maybe it was jetlagged, or had settling in issues. You know, like when you get a new freezer?

But...mine keeps running on maximum speed, but the battery doesn't seem to discharge at a 'normal' rate? Some bugger installed a dynamo in mine hmm

Seriously. Is mine faulty?? Can I disconnect the Dynamo?

Does yours sleep, and if so how many hours during the day

Frakiosaurus Wed 19-Sep-12 13:40:27

I find that instead of the mobile perambulation unit I have had to invest in a number of carrying cases for my device...

KatAndKit Wed 19-Sep-12 13:45:45

i have found that the alarm goes off when device is placed in the perambulation unit. i had expected the device to go onto standby mode in the unit.

previously i have been able to initiate standby mode by plugging the device into one of my refuelling stations. however this no longer works as the alarm goes off as soon as the sleeping device is placed in the recharging cradle. can i disactivate this new function?

NomNomingiaDePlum Wed 19-Sep-12 14:39:41

my v0.9 model appears to be running an app (separation anxiety) i definitely didn't install that i don't recall being included in the original spec; the older model (v3.8) certainly didn't come with this, so i am wondering if it's some sort of glitch? rebooting doesn't help. any ideas?

McPhee Wed 19-Sep-12 17:27:18

Right that's it.

Mine is definitely faulty, and I'll be storming the re-call centre first thing in the morning. There's stuff leaking all over the place, I can't keep up. I've even plugged one hole and it still seeps past shock. The temperature guage is up and down like a prozzies knickers. I'm starting to wibble blush

The co-owner is 400 miles away!! Thank goodness for my user!!

HarlettOScara Wed 19-Sep-12 18:58:57

The daytime sleep function on my not-quite-3-month-old version seems to have rectified itself...but at the expense of the nocturnal sleep fuction <yawn>

McPhee Wed 19-Sep-12 21:41:22

V1 2012 inserted in to recharge cradle

User inserted in to maxi size recharge cradle


SPsFanjoShiversTheTimbers Thu 20-Sep-12 12:44:33

My 2.10 has crashed. It is on the floor with it limbs slightly twitching. Think its circuits have been over used due to speed mode been stuck on zoom for a couple of hours.

BlueyDragon Thu 20-Sep-12 14:52:17

The next time I get one of those calls claiming to be Microsoft and telling me my computer has a virus, I'm going to read them this thread.


BlueyDragon Thu 20-Sep-12 14:53:45

McPhee, I hope the recall centre was able to help with your V1 2012 issues today.

tb Thu 20-Sep-12 15:50:31

Had mine for 14.11 years, and no matter how hard I've looked, cannot find the 'oh shit' button that vintage models used to have (ca 1980).

McPhee Thu 20-Sep-12 20:20:37

SPs. The twitching must be down to overload. I've had similar issues tonight too. Once mine was covered it entered sleep mode with no apparent glitches. I hope you've had similar success?

The recall centre recycled the same information today. So no further progress today. I fear they may not know enough about my model.

discrete Thu 20-Sep-12 20:26:27

I'm afraid to say both of mine came with the same defect. Unfortunately, the wonky widget responsible seems to also be responsible for regulating speech quantity (mine are stuck on MAX).

They are also lacking a mute button or ANY sort of volume control (I've looked everywhere, it's just not there!).

dementedma Thu 20-Sep-12 23:04:33

V19 pink model has stopped communicating and now shows a default message of "out.back later". Excessive probing can sometimes generate previous default messages of "dunno" "fine" "later" and "whatever" bit interactive communication has completely crashed. Will pouring alcohol into top port lubricate Things?

McPhee Fri 21-Sep-12 09:53:48

Our glitches seem to have suddenly ironed out today. My model has been in circulation for 12 weeks now. How has that happened???

Do other users remember their ownership passing so fast??

KatAndKit Fri 21-Sep-12 10:19:14

My device is downloading the sharp white hardware upgrade in the upper port. This is resulting in several software glitches. I need to consult the troubleshooting manual about this before it prevents the device from engaging the standby mode.

Startailoforangeandgold Fri 21-Sep-12 10:43:18

V2.11 still has an intermittent virus causing pain in main processed unit and fuelling tube.

Have applied Calpol Ap and sent it to continuous upgrade centre.

It is not functioning to it's normal standard.

Still refusing to go onto standby at the correct hour.

BoffinMum Sat 22-Sep-12 07:33:39

I thought I might attempt a bit of servicing on my models today. There seems to be some overgrowth in the top module that may require trimming. I may leave this to a professional as I think the parts concerned are not user serviceable. grin

ShipsCat Sat 22-Sep-12 08:05:20

My v3 2.10 still needs refuelling at night in order to return to sleep mode. Is this due to user error? It has so far successful resisted bribery and rewards. It seems like I've missed the window of opportunity to reprogramme it in this mode...

McPhee Sat 22-Sep-12 08:41:07

Oh dear shipsCat, it does sound like you may have lucked out missed your window. Applying some cold turkey to your model may be necessary, and some patience gin to the user.

Your model may display some unpleasurable functions during this time.

You may want to move out grin

StabbyMacStabby Sat 22-Sep-12 23:35:18

Feefo have emailed me, at long last, for a review of my product!

Should I mention all the stuff about delivery being 14 days after the original date I was given, or the two days to actually get it out of its packaging? Plus all the glitches with the programming, the mysterious unrequested uploads, the viruses, that time it inserted some cornflakes into its upper external port then promptly gushed a ghastly, smelly, chemically liquid all over my jeans?

Hmm. No.

"Five stars. Highly recommended. Very satisfied customer."

BoffinMum Tue 25-Sep-12 11:38:20

My 3.5 model requires refuelling at bedtime but then proceeds to leak in the small hours. I suppose taping up the exit hole isn't an option?

McPhee Sat 29-Sep-12 21:49:05

Oh dear

We have a very over wonked widget tonight

I may have to call the helpline

There is a helpline isn't there??????

EnglishGirlApproximately Sat 29-Sep-12 23:09:53

If you google Oddbins I find them very helpful in times of need grin.

Ds is behaving perfectly tonight, been fast asleep since 7pm. This, of course, is because daddy is in charge tonight so I can relax and catch up on sleep. I swear the child is laughing at me. Tomorrow we'll be back to tantrums and sleep refusal.

FTRsMammy Sun 14-Oct-12 17:40:00

<enters stage left, wearing wistful smile>

Ah I remember when mine was a 2. Version, in hindsight those were the good old days. I now have a 3.10 it's sleep function is pretty reliable however when given an instruction it has inexplicably started repeating "no way José" and that's when it even responds to an instruction at all (faulty hearing ports!)
Also ladies, and I don't wish to alarm anyone but there is no manual it's all a big con to make you think there's a switch to fix everything and there's not!!! sad
On a final note what do you do about a banjaxed fuel port, mine doesn't seem to be able to put anything in without making a huge mess over its outer coverings, any advice greatly received smile

McPhee Sat 27-Oct-12 21:32:22

I'm expecting a cataclysmic disaster tonight, as my models clock will be out of synch

Is there a special code we need to use to prevent overload tomorrow?

No one pre warned McPhee about a timing interference issue confused

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