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It can be fixed!
on February 11, 2008
This product isn't perfect, but we're glad we bought it. The sound effects aren't so hot, but that wasn't what we bought it for. Shortly after installing it, we found that it would stop on its' own, only to kick back on when moved or turned off/back on. I found that it's the little battery positioners that are separating the batteries.
Take the battery cover off and remove the batteries. Remove the five screws and open the unit. There isn't much to it. From the bottom, you can see where the battery positioners just clip in. Unclip and remove them. You'll find that the batteries vibrate in the unit now, but that was solved by a bit of fabric folded up and placed under the lid.
As far as the crappy antenna reception goes, you see the little orange (on mine) wire that curls around the outside of the case but is only connected on the one side? Strip the insulation off. That'll give you a few extra feet. You could probably pull it out and wrap it around the bed frame if you had to.
The sound effects are so-so. The quality on the digital recording is pretty bad. We have a Homedics soother with a little light show which we use and I highly recommend. Still, for fourty bucks less than comparable products, I'll keep it.