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#301
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 2015/12/5 15:41
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Joined 2013/8/23
USA
293 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
I'm not sure I follow O_o ...it takes maybe 5 minutes to do each display this way, not exactly what I would call tedious but who knows. The fiberglass pencil works ok for cleaning the traces I guess, but I had a lot more trouble with broken or misaligned pieces when removing the plastic that way. If you only go part of the way up the plastic with the needle technique, enough of the cable should stay attached that it won't fall out of alignment. The traces get buffed up much nicer when I use some adhesive remover and fine sandpaper instead.
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#302
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 2015/12/5 17:23
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Joined 2009/12/30
Netherlands
487 Posts
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Sounds pretty promising then, might try it if I get some displays for my personal use.
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#303
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 2016/1/20 2:27
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Joined 2011/4/20
USA
7 Posts
Long Time User (6 Years)
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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#304
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 2016/1/27 22:40
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Joined 2011/4/20
USA
7 Posts
Long Time User (6 Years)
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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#305
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 2016/2/10 20:28
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Joined 2011/7/24
3 Posts
Long Time User (5 Years)
I have a VB headset in need of repair in USA, I'd love to send it to somebody in the US willing to help me out. It has been opened in the past and temporarily restored with the oven method, at this point only the right displays glitchy and the left has no display. I'd be very grateful if somebody could do a solder method for me. I'm not looking for any type of guarantee but I'd be thrilled to play my VB again and I'm sure it is still fixable, the times I did open it I was very careful. Thanks!

trjebay@gmail.com
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#306
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 2016/10/5 11:49
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Joined 2016/9/11
1 Posts
I want to say a big THANK YOU to theforce81 for his beatifull job done on my VB, now it works perfectly without any problem
He tested my unit verifing there was no problem for 24 hours!!!!!!!
Perfect job from a very kind and available man
See you soon and thanks againQuote:

TrJ22487 wrote:
I have a VB headset in need of repair in USA, I
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#307
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 2/5 5:37
VB Gamer
Joined 2/5
14 Posts
Hey guys - I f'ed up my ribbon cable. First the oven didn't work, then soldering didn't work.. kept soldering until the ribbon cable melted / twisted / really didn't work... I think it might have had a crease in it as the original problem. I lost a metal ribbon wire on the board and thought it was all over.

It took hours of patience and finding the right supplies. But this worked for one eye so far (I didn't start working on the second one yet). I don't have any experience soldering, but just winged it. It was very meticulous work. I'm hoping it still works when I insulate the joints and put the cover back on. I used a cheap radio shak soldering iron.

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#308
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 6/18 21:36
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Joined 6/11
USA
8 Posts
Bumping an old thread but hopefully this will help someone.

I recently got a VB headset from ebay that had one working display. After fiddling with it, both displays went out.

I managed to start the repairs using the needle method and the soldering method. I used a normal sewing needle to slowly pry up the laminate by very carefully sliding it in between the copper lines. You then just do the same thing very carefully on each channel until you peel off enough to cut off the excess.

I then did the standard soldering method to fix up the ribbon wire connection and now the displays work great!

Note: you do have the possibility of pulling up the copper lines along with the laminate if you aren't careful as you can see in the pictures. I was able to resolder those lines but do keep that in mind.

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#309
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 6/19 9:40
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Joined 2009/12/30
Netherlands
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Nice work! A bit too fiddly for me though. How long did it take to get it done from start to end?
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#310
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 6/21 0:06
Newbie
Joined 6/11
USA
8 Posts
Thanks! The process of peeling took about ten minutes each for both displays. It was a lot less painful than I thought it would be. It's mostly a matter of just taking it nice and slow like peeling an old sticker off. It also helps if you start pulling the needle up perpendicular to the lines once you get it going, so there's less of a chance of pulling up the copper lines.

The soldering took maybe another twenty minutes.

The things I would do differently for if I had to do this again would be to find some way to heat up the needle a little when doing the peeling up and to get a smaller soldering tip for my soldering iron.
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