The battery compartment has a purple cover that just lifts off. You can use a flathead screwdriver to lift it, if necessary. The 62809-style original Talking Buzz Lightyear requires two size AA alkaline batteries. Carefully remove the old batteries and examine the terminals for signs of leakage and corrosion. If the batteries leaked, you can almost always repair the damage.
Use a soft damp cloth to blot up any of the white crusty chemical residue you see. Use a scouring pad or an emory board to gently remove any corrosion from the metal terminals. You want to make the terminals shiny and bright to insure a good electrical connection. Then just insert the new batteries, and replace the purple cover. Finally, re-seat the backpack in its original position and gently screw in the screws to secure it to the body of the toy. I urge you not to tighten the screws too much so that you can easily remove them again the next time you need to replace the batteries. The screws are made of a very soft metal and it's easy to damage them if you use too much force.
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This page was last updated on July 10, 2014.