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WiiFit???? WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

27 Jul

Ok. It broke.

That’s right. Our WiiFit is kaput.

It happened over a week ago.

Nintendo did provide stellar advice and service over the phone (from what I heard on this end…I had hubby make the call as I was busy with other things)….

They emailed us a fedex gound label and we sent the WiiFit balance board back, along with a busted (for no apparent reason) “Endless Ocean” disk (kiddo loves Endless Ocean and the disk read error was making him and through mere proximity, us, nutty)…

Hubby took the package to FedEx and now we wait…

So what happened?  Well, it was gradual, over around a dozen uses…I noticed that when doing the step program my right foot steps would very occasionally just not register…So occasionally that I just switched batteries and promptly forgot about it… But then I got into the advance rhythmic boxing and the right foot thing started happening more frequently… At some point I popped in the brand new rechargeable WiiFit battery pack which was advertised as a bundle offer on Amazon.com… No difference.  Finally it stopped registering on the right side at all… Baldguy ran the diagnostics and sure enough, the right front/upper side was not registering…

Anyway. So now we wait… I miss our WiiFit so much!  I was using it at least every other day and feeling the benefits (unfortunately this breakdown happened, in full, on the day I was coming back to my workouts from my week where I could barely move because of my spine issues)…

One thing the Nintendo rep did say on the phone- apparently Nintendo is not aware of any official, licensed battery packs for the WiiFit and even though the manufacurer of our pack does manufacture other licensed Nintendo Wii products the battery is not one of them and will void the warranty… They are apparently letting us sneak by at this time as the issue is not power related, but YMMV…

I’ll keep you updated… Off to investigate peculiar noise that is disturbing boy…

Later gators,

B

CleverGirl and the Destruction of the Toy.

23 Jan

This post may be in multiple fonts.  I’m having a technologically moronic day. It happens on occasion….

 

Anyway, here we go…

 

Boy was given a fabulous electronic horn/kazoo hybrid by his uncle for Christmas. And it broke within a couple of days after arriving.  So I emailed the company…. Anyone who knows Alex knows that music is his life.  Ok, it’s a young life, but every day is filled with music- either his appreciation of (and trying to educate me on the finer points of Bach, Beethoven, and my favorite, Dan Zanes) or performing as he follows me around the house or plays along with his favorites… I’ve always dreamed of having my own Pips to follow me around and back me up in everyday situations… For now I have my own personal wandering minstrel, which is a fine, strong start. 

 

So Boy has been pretty distressed about the demise of this most curious instrument….

 

Anyway, finally received an email back with instructions on how to obtain a replacement…. 

 

“If the unit is no longer working. The unit need tobe deliberately destroyed. Showing proof that the unit is no longer workingby via e-mail.” So we have to destroy the toy (referred to here as unit) DELIBERATELY and show proof.  Maybe I’m reading it in the wrong tone- because the toy is already broken, just not visibly (the sound doesn’t work…not really going to show up in the photo and I don’t have the technology here to do the whole youtube thing with this….)… But I feel like I have a mission.  I feel like I have been given the ultimate challenge.  I feel like I should call up the boys from Mythbusters to have a go at this because they have some really cool toys of their own that could take out this Kazoozamaphone or whatever the heck it is called….  Of course, being a goofball with the heart of a prankster who happens to love photography this has my brain swarming with possibilities…. I’ll post the photos here once the job is done. Gotta go drink some coffee and survey my instruments of toy destruction. (of course this destruction must be completed, photographed, and disposed of while boy is at school…. there wouldn’t be enough hours of therapy in the world to help him if he saw what we have to do to his innocent toy.)  (note: despite mentioning it was a gift in my emails they require, if a toy can’t be returned to the place of purchase, a sales receipt- which I do not have because that’s traditionally not how the whole “sending a gift to the nephew who is 4 and like pretty much everything” thing works…. Still waiting to hear back on that)   *hugs*CleverGirl  

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