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Question about fixing electric cat

  1. Dec 10, 2009 #1
    I have an electric cat, it "breathes" and "sleeps" and uses batteries. If the cat stops working, I'd like to fix it, but it has a circuit board and some parts inside, would it be possible to fix something like this? It's an orange tabby.
     
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  3. Dec 10, 2009 #2

    berkeman

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    Welcome to the PF. In general, the answer to your question is no, depending on what went wrong. Especially if the electronic device is manufactured for high-volume and low-cost, it will not have many things that you can "fix". The main electronics will be contained in an ASIC or two (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit), which you will not be able to buy off the shelf at an electronics store. And they will not make schematics available, or repair procedures.

    If something real simple goes wrong, like a switch breaks, or a wire breaks, then you may be able to figure it out and fix it. But if kitty starts limping, you may have to put her down...
     
  4. Dec 11, 2009 #3
    What did the vet say?
     
  5. Dec 11, 2009 #4

    vk6kro

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    A warm nose and puddles on the floor are signs the end is near.

    Maybe you should purchase a kitty clone while they are still available, if this one is important to you.
     
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