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#1
Re: Need help finding only the IPD button on the top of my VB!
Posted on: Yesterday 2:31
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Joined 2017/2/5
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Only thing I can think of is buying a "for parts" VB. I think they can go for ~$60-$80 sometimes on ebay? That would be just the head only - usually no visor or stand.
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#2
Re: I give up fixing my Virtual Boy, it
Posted on: 2/19 15:47
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Joined 2017/2/5
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Long Time User (1 Year)
Thanks, but really I have no soldering skills either. If I did this, probably anybody can with enough patience. It looks terrible, but I played for another hour+ last night and no problems (Wario land).. I'm hoping this is it.

It took a lot of trial and error because sooo many times it would be glitching, and I'd take all the wires off and re-attach them.. then it would be good for 5 seconds, then glitch again.. or one eye would work, etc. If it was possible to easily short out the circuit or burn it, I def would have done it 10 times over.

I wish I knew the wire specs - I found a little spool of this stuff at my last job (french benefits!!), but really we would have never used it. It looks like the wire size is 0.5mm diameter, and it's a silver metal. The first wire I tried was too big, and way too hard to attach to the board.

I had to rip off the top connector part where the "cardboard square" of the ribbon cable used to go in. The exposed pins were a lot easier to solder than onto the chip itself.

The soldering iron is a $10 radio shak. Apparently it works at 800 degrees - so prob why I burned up the original ribbon cable so badly.

Force - I'll PM you now about your services.
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#3
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2/19 6:56
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Joined 2017/2/5
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VN105739485
VN102115954

One off Ebay, one off Amazon with orig box
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#4
Re: I give up fixing my Virtual Boy, it
Posted on: 2/19 6:43
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Joined 2017/2/5
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My VB that I decimated is finally fixed.

This is my first VB that I botched the surgery on, gave up, then came back tonight and found a short in the wires using a fluke multi-meter. It must have been a very small piece of metal, too hard for me to see. I scraped it out using an 18G piercing needle. I just played for about 10 mins and graphics are like new.

The red circles I put just to show how !@#%$ed this thing was in those spots.

My second VB was "fixed" by an ebay seller who claimed permanent repair. Well he used some trade secret of his, probably a heat method, and now I have scan lines again after a year. Take it from me - get it soldered.
Force, idk if you're still active, so I asked HPlovetrash if he is interested in doing it... I did this Frankenstein job, but I'm smart enough to realize you guys are the real masters.

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#5
Console box protector?
Posted on: 2/18 0:36
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Joined 2017/2/5
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Does anyone have a box protector for your VB console box?
My box is a little beat up (bought it CIB that way). The goal is to preserve whats left of it.

I'll probably make something myself out of sheets of plastic, and while I'm at it for my N64, SNES, NES console boxes. I got one on ebay for my original game boy's box.
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#6
Re: A New Member Appeared! (and registering advice?)
Posted on: 2/18 0:03
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Joined 2017/2/5
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Long Time User (1 Year)
Hey welcome to the site.

I did the same thing as you with my first VB... Oven didn't work for me. Then I soldered and it looked good, but was still messed up. Then more attempts to fix it messed it up beyond repair. I tried to replace the ribbon cables completely with wires and got weird results, like one eye would work, then I'd solder the next and both would be screwed up.

The #2 VB I had repaired by someone on ebay, with a questionable method (trade secret). It's still working good a year later, but if I could go back I would def send it to someone on this site who performs the soldering service.


Are you collecting all Pokemon games CIB?

I only have my original Blue with the box, no manual.
I'm a little bit of a collector myself, but only for what I find personally nostalgic. Like I wouldn't care at all about owning a copy of "Stadium events", just the games & systems I grew up playing.
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#7
Re: Has ANYBODY beaten Insmouse no Yakata with "ending A"?
Posted on: 2017/4/13 22:38
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Joined 2017/2/5
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What do the different endings mean? The character turned into a monster in mine...

It wouldn't have killed them to add a few screens of text to give context to the story of the game.

I realized toward the end the monsters start looking more oceanic.. Then I read how in one of his books, the people in Insmouse turn into ocean dwelling creatures...
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#8
Re: Has ANYBODY beaten Insmouse no Yakata with "ending A"?
Posted on: 2017/4/13 1:42
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Joined 2017/2/5
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I beat it for the first time yesterday. Got ending C. My first few levels - I didn't like the game, but by the time I was done I really liked it. It would be awesome to see the Halloween mod...
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#9
Re: Probably missed the deal of my life
Posted on: 2017/3/30 1:36
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Joined 2017/2/5
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What sucks is the guy that bought it might be placing it right up on ebay for 200. If you look on Craigslist in any location there are about 100 people trying to buy retro video games.
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#10
Re: I give up fixing my Virtual Boy, it
Posted on: 2017/3/21 22:48
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Joined 2017/2/5
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Long Time User (1 Year)
Hey TheForce81, thanks a lot for that offer. I would still pay you for your time of course. I finally have a working VB and I almost beat Wario Land for the first time last weekend. One level left.

I'll play a few more games while its working, when I get a break with it, I'll send you a PM and ask about your services. Thanks again for the generosity.
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