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  • On Aug 2, 2022
    Kelly from MB Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I bought an R Droid at Disney World Droid Depot on July 27, and 4 days later the head stopped working. I have tried replacing the batteries and re-pairing the remote, as well as taking the head off and putting it back on, but the head still won’t turn.

    Bright Suns, Kelly! I'm so glad that you sent a transmission our way with your great question. Obi-Wan Kenobi isn't your only hope. I'm here to help!

    Kelly, you've just returned from a galaxy far, far away! It sounds like while you were in Black Spire Outpost in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge you were able to create your own little droid friend to accompany you on your adventures. I've always wanted to build an astromech unit from Droid Depot and this is at the top of my bucket list on my next adventure to planet Batuu!

    However, I hear that your droid isn't currently operating at full capacity. The First Order must have been involved! I would love to help you troubleshoot your little sidekick so you can continue to fight for the light side of the Force, like the excellent Jedi that you are.

    • The Force has been guiding you in the right direction. My first pieces of advice were going to be to replace the batteries, repair the remote, and remove the head before putting it back on. Since your droid is still unable to fully turn his head, let's try a few more options.
    • When the head is removed, make sure that there is no dust or debris inhibiting the connectors inside the unit. Also, check to see if there are any loose cables that need to be reconnected.
    • When using the remote, try holding down the button for an extra second or two to see if that can motivate the correct head motion from your droid.
    • When pushing the button, try to manually move the head in the correct direction to see if that unlocks what is currently stuck.
    • If you've tried the above steps without success, I would recommend reaching out to a Merchandise Guest Services Cast Member at 1-800-328-0327 (don't worry, they're a part of the Resistance!). They will be happy to walk you through the next steps that are available to you!
    I hope I was able to give you a few steps that you can take to get your droid friend back in working order. If you have any other questions, from proper lightsaber wielding to intergalactic travel, please visit us again. And may the Force be with you!

    'Til the Spires!
    Michelle
    Human-Cyborg Relations
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Meet the Panelist: Michelle, Pennsylvania

Why hello, dreamers of all ages! I’m a lightsaber-wielding, Mickey waffle-loving, adventure-seeking kid at heart! My husband and our pup live in a little town near Pittsburgh that we affectionately call Main Street, U.S.A. We consider Walt Disney World Resort our second home and I’m so excited to help you add even more magic to your Disney vacation! Learn More About Michelle

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