Trypticon not walking...repair?

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  1. Dixiekongscloset

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    has anyone ever took apart a Trypticon and repaired him when he wouldn't walk?
     
  2. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    Going by the simplicity of the toys back then it may be a motor burn out or a short in the wire. Either replace the motor (ebay toy motor maybe...I just ripped them out of toy cars back then) or replace and re-solder the wires or do both. Really don't think the gears are worn down.

    Just make sure you take butt loads of pics so you remember where any gears go should you need to remove them (also suggesting marking them with a different color sharpie for the photos as a color guide).
     
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    What type.of sounds does it make? If it indeed is broken. It could be a mistransformation. Though face fact its over 20 years old. Mine stopped walking long ago like within the 80s.
     
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    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    He's old. Get him a zimmer frame.
     
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    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    i took apart one last year, it's the regular little motor with a gear on the side, i had it on and gave the motor a twist with my fingers and it unsiezed, maybe try that, if that fails, those motors are easy to find in dollar stores and the like
     
  6. Dixiekongscloset

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    Thanks for the replies. I will start taking him apart tonight and see what I find.
     
  7. alldarker

    alldarker M.A.S.K. Crusader

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    I don't know if you are interested, but I have a seriously junked Trypticon (I've actually removed half of the tail already!) without any accessories but which does still have a functioning motor.
    If you end up needing spare parts for the mechanism: I don't need to make a profit on it, but I do live in Europe, so I would need shipping costs to be compensated.
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I would really enjoy some photos of this :) 
     
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    How are your battery terminals? Mine didn't walk at first since his terminals were corroded with battery acid.
     

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