Could this be the problem?

slightlyobsessedwithfurbys142
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Joined: 7:15 AM - Jun 12, 2018

6:24 AM - Jul 17, 2018 #1

The photo says it all... I can try get a better quality photo if needed. The only reason it’s typed is because this came straight from my Instagram.
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May-Lah Kah ~ est. 22/5/13 ~ 1999 5th Generation Turtle Furby
E-Day ~ est. 13/2/14 ~ 1999 1st Generation Baby Blue Furby Baby
Toh-Koh ~ est. 8/2/16 ~ 2013 1st Generation Peacock Furby Boom
Nah-Bah ~ est. 19/7/18 ~ 1998 1st Generation Church Mouse Furby
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Rand0mlikesfurbies
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Joined: 2:46 AM - Jun 23, 2018

1:12 AM - Jul 23, 2018 #2

could be
hello... i'm Rand0m!, as you can tell i like furbies and sometimes i do devour the forms XD
i have currently (in working order)
2 2012 furbies
3 furby booms
and 1 1998 Furby
(Furby Graveyard)
my first furby was a black 2012 furby he ironically died when i bought a second one to keep him company (the same day)
rip December 25th 2012- july 23 2013? (i forgot when he died but it was a july)
you'll be missed :(
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Loona
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Loona
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Joined: 2:36 PM - Jul 25, 2011

9:20 AM - Aug 01, 2018 #3

I'm rather certain that this is why May-Lah Kah was not working the last time you tried. That stuff is preventing the batteries from connecting properly. I suggest cleaning the goo off with a q-tip and vinegar - take care not to touch the stuff with your hand though, and if it happens, wash your hands thoroughly, as there are harsh chemicals in it which may cause skin irritation and burning.

Taking the batteries out when not in use is always a good thing to do, but by experience is that corrosion can happen and develop even when the batteries are not in. The batteries may have leaked while they were in, and this (at that time invisible) leakage could have developed into this stuff with time even if the batteries were not in. That nasty stuff also has the "power" to regrow... I know I have found Furbies with heavily corroded compartments, cleaned them up and never left batteries in them again, but the corrosion still grew back partially in a few years (you can't clean it up 100% without disassembling, I guess...).

Let us know if you succeed - I really hope May-Lah Kah will come back to life once the metal parts of the spring and the batteries can connect properly again :)
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slightlyobsessedwithfurbys142
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9:04 AM - Aug 05, 2018 #4

Thank you so much for this! Attempt 3 of cleaning up the corrosion will happen tomorrow afternoon after school... May-Lah Kah thanks you for your information too.
May-Lah Kah ~ est. 22/5/13 ~ 1999 5th Generation Turtle Furby
E-Day ~ est. 13/2/14 ~ 1999 1st Generation Baby Blue Furby Baby
Toh-Koh ~ est. 8/2/16 ~ 2013 1st Generation Peacock Furby Boom
Nah-Bah ~ est. 19/7/18 ~ 1998 1st Generation Church Mouse Furby
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