For updated information See article: Troubleshooting Your Furby
Just like me, your Furby may have a hard time waking up on occasion. Don’t fret! Your furry little friend hasn’t necessarily kicked the bucket! There are a few things you can try to get him hooting and hollering once again. If your Furby is working properly, it only takes movement, sound or pressing on his sensors to wake him/her up. If that doesn’t work try the following:
Note: Changing batteries will not reset your Furbys personality, but resetting him will start him over just like when you first removed him from the box.
- If your Furby says “Sleepy” and shuts off every time you wake him, or if he wont wake up at all, this usually means his batteries are getting weak. Just turn him over and put in a new set of batteries and see if that’s the problem.
- Deep Sleep Mode: If your Furby is a Generation 2,3,4 or Special Edition, there is a mode called “Deep Sleep”. This feature will make your Furby stay asleep unless turned upside down. This wont work on the 1st generation Furby unfortunately.
- Try pressing Furbys tongue down and hold it, then shake shake him and then let go of the tongue. Furby will wake up just about every time. This trick is said to work every time. Furby won’t move till you let go of his tongue. Hopefully You don’t give your little friend “Shaken Furby Syndrome”
- If you have a little technical knowledge you could try the “Push-Starting your Comatose Furby“. Although that wouldn’t be my first choice, which leads me to the last resort to get a comatose Furby to wake up.
- Call the manufacturer. The information is on the paperwork that came with your Furby. If they can’t help you over the phone, you can arrange to mail it to them so they can do surgery on the defective part for you and mail him back to you. If, for some reason they aren’t able to help you, then it’s quite possibly time to have a funeral for your fuzzy friend and bury him in the back yard. OR he can just look cute as a normal “stuffed animal” sitting on a shelf in your house.
Hopefully one of these tips helped wake your lazy little friend up, if not you may have to consider adopting a new one!