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How to Change the Batteries in a Furby

By Simon Dean ; Updated April 18, 2017

The Furby was launched in 1998 and went on to become the No.1 selling Christmas toy for the next two years. The interactive toy went on to sell over 40 million units in 24 different languages. If a Furby begins to talk quietly, fails to respond, or acts erratically, this could be a sign that it needs new batteries. The batteries in a Furby will generally last between 15 to 28 hours of "play."

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Turn the Furby upside down. Use a small screwdriver to loosen the securing screw and open the battery compartment door.

Remove the discharged batteries.

Align the "+/-" polarity markings on the replacement batteries according to the diagram inside the battery compartment.

Replace the battery compartment cover and tighten the screw to secure it in place.

Things You Will Need

  • Small Phillips Screwdriver
  • 4 new "AA" Batteries


If the Furby is used regularly, it may be more cost-effective to use rechargeable batteries and a charger.


Never mix old and new batteries.

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About the Author

Based in Northwest England, Simon Dean has more than 15 years of experience in auto-body repair. He also works as navigator and public relations/media manager for a forest rally team, with articles regularly featured in U.K. news and motorsport publications.

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