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#1
Re: Virtual Boy Screen Repairs
Posted on: 2017/12/31 17:38
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I have two VBs that I had repaired. I sent one to TheForce81 and the other to HP Lovethrash. It's been over 2 years and they both work great. Thanks guys!
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#2
Re: Mario
Posted on: 2017/12/31 16:17
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Thanks for all your hard work! Nice to know that there was some actual work done by Nintendo in regards to true multiplayer with the VB.
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#3
Re: WTB: VB Battery Pack
Posted on: 2016/1/30 4:01
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Bump. Still looking for this.
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#4
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 2016/1/27 22:40
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I received my other pair of cables from TheForce81 today and they work perfectly. The ones sent out to TheForce81 were a previous botched repair attempt, so I cannot thank him enough for being able to take the time to repair them.

I highly recommend HP LoveThrash and TheForce81 as trusted PVB users to repair your cables! Both of them kept me well informed of the repair process and both have great prices and a fast turn-around.
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#5
WTB: VB Battery Pack
Posted on: 2016/1/20 2:32
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I have a fair amount of AA rechargeables scattered about and it would be nice to put them to use. Does anyone have a battery pack for the virtual boy they'd like to sell me? Contacts can be corroded, as long as they're in a cleanable state (i.e. contacts and springs can't be completely missing!)
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#6
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 2016/1/20 2:27
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I recently sent out one pair of cables to HP LoveThrash and they came back working great. He kept me updated of the entire repair process. Highly recommended.

I have also sent out a separate pair to TheForce81, and he has kept me well updated of the status. Including a 20 hour test period. His cables will be arriving soon, but I have no doubt that they will be OK.
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#7
Re: Warning! False advertising about VB gamebits!
Posted on: 2011/5/18 14:49
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I bought a gamebit, grinded the sides and then welded it to a flat-head screwdriver. Essentially making my own screwdriver just for this.
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#8
Re: New way to fix glitchy displays
Posted on: 2011/4/21 14:27
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Breaks the bond. But it can eat away at it with a little heat applied from the iron as well. You gotta time it just right. I had it work out once.

I figured you could remove the window but I'm sure dust gets in there easier. I may have saved the piece. Maybe I should try and pop it off and see.
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#9
New way to fix glitchy displays
Posted on: 2011/4/20 18:28
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Hello,

I've read the countless threads and methods on how to fix the glitchy cables. I did not have a toaster oven available to me and I did not want to run up to the store and buy chemicals.

I have found out if use Carburetor Cleaner on the side where the copper contacts are and spray it LIGHTLY and let it soak in for a minute or so it will start to eat away the clear part of the ribbon, exposing the copper. If you don't let it soak in as long you can actually weaken the plastic enough to start peeling it back and expose the copper. Simply retrace the solder points like you would if you did the toaster oven method.

I did not have a low wattage soldering iron. I only had the generic 35 watt iron you can buy at radio shack. I'm pretty used to working with this stuff, but other people might not be. Basically, take some flux and lightly spread it across. Don't use too much or it may bubble and could make the tracks shift or the solder connect traces. Take a very small amount of solder on your tip and lightly run across each trace one by one. You will probably connect a trace no matter what. Just be careful on getting it off. It's not impossible.

The first time I tried this I ruined the plastic for the LED on the other side, so be sure to put something on top of it and tape it so nothing will soak through and damage it. Luckily I have a few broken VBs so it wasn't a big deal.

This has worked great for me so far and I'm sure some of you have some carburetor cleaner laying around. If you don't you may be able to use acetone but I haven't personally tried this.
Edited by Maraakate on 2011/4/20 18:44
Edited by Maraakate on 2011/4/20 18:48
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