New life experiences bring new challenges.
I’m the proud owner of a VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker. After two or three months, the sound stopped working. The device was otherwise functional, in that the lights would light up and it would respond to input.
After finally getting around to doing some research online to see if this was a common problem, one user named sunshine4u4ever noted that it could be fixed by opening it up and using a soldering iron to re-attach a wire leading to the speaker.
I was able to pull this off successfully, and judging from other online comments and reviews, it looks like this is a common problem. In case you’ve ran into this, I’ll share some photos of the procedure.
This is the device with the back cover removed. A small “motherboard” is visible, with wires leading to all of the different components.
This is a closeup of the “motherboard.” The two brown wires lead to the speaker. Note that the top one is not connected very well. In fact, it’s not connected at all, and can be lifted off of the board freely.
This more clearly shows the disconnected brown speaker wire, which I have moved away from the correct position.
The brown speaker wire reattached with a glob of solder. The sound on the device works again.