G1 Sky Lynx walks backwards

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  1. TrueLagoon

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    I have a G1 Sky Lynx that I've been trying to restore. I've gone through 3 separate Sky Lynx's from Ebay lots piecing together complete legs. I've accomplished that but now when I turn on the "walking" electronics the figure walks backwards! It used to walk forward before I started messing with the toy but now it walks backward. I can't figure out what's wrong. The figure's "rolling" function goes forward just fine but the "walking" function is backwards. I don't remember changing the way any of the gears go when I opened up the figure. Has anyone else ever had this problem and figured out how to fix it?
     
  2. Jaicen

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    Have you reversed the polarity of the battery connections?
     
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    OMG you broke it!
     
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    Walk the Dinosaur?
     
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    INVERTED!!!!!

    i am so dissapointed in you :lol 

    but yeah just see if you got anything crossed or something
     
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    It's ok, i'm constantly inverting the polarity of the Neutron flow...
     
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    I had this issue with mine when I got him a few years ago. I believe the gears were on backwards and just needed to be reversed. Wasn't a wire or battery issue.
     
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  12. TrueLagoon

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    I finally got it to work!!!

    No, everything inside the toy is already soldered in. I can't modify anything having to do with the power/electronics.

    No, everything inside the toy is already soldered in. I can't modify anything having to do with the power/electronics.

    poisoncow you were right. I managed to fix my Sky Lynx. Thanks. The issue was, in fact, with the gears. Granted I didn't touch any of the gears internally, I had swapped out the rear legs. What I didn't realize was that although the red disc shaped hips look practically identical on the front and back, they are actually different. I didn't realize this until I saw there were markings on the red discs. "A" + "B" were for the front hips and "C" + "D" were for the back hips. It turned out I had "A" + "B" on both the front and back hips.

    All in all, I am very surprised at how all the pieces within the figure are unique. Most of the pieces have markings like "1,2,A,B, etc." There was a different mold for every gear inside the freakin' toy! I think I opened up the Sky Lynx figure like +20 times! I was frustrated and was almost ready to break down and buy a new Encore version. Now, if any of the pieces on this highly delicate figure breaks, I am going to call it quits and not bother restoring or replacing it! This is the only G1 "ToyBox" figure I have anyway.
     
  13. poisoncow

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    Glad I could help! Shocked I helped actually. I actually didn't fix mine, a friend did I just remembered what he did.
     

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