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#1
I think I did something bad...
Posted on: 12/6 3:10
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Joined 12/5
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So, a couple days ago, I recieved a Virtual Boy for a fair price. Unfortunately, the screen wouldn't display anything, but the sound works fine. I tried to fix it the baking method, but to no avail. Then, when I tried to remove it, I forgot the screws were still on, and now the ribbon cable is seperate from the board. Am I screwed or is there a fix for this?
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#2
Re: I think I did something bad...
Posted on: 12/6 18:33
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Joined 12/5
USA
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Any advice, guys?
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#3
Re: I think I did something bad...
Posted on: 12/6 23:12
VB Gamer
Joined 11/11
USA
29 Posts
everytime I hear of this baking method I wonder why not just use a hair dryer to heat up the glue.
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#4
Re: I think I did something bad...
Posted on: 12/6 23:12
VB Gamer
Joined 6/11
USA
15 Posts
You mean the ribbon cables came clean off the lcd display boards? Do you happen to have any pics?
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#5
Re: I think I did something bad...
Posted on: 12/7 0:35
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Joined 12/5
USA
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I think so. Please take a look. Also, do the scratches on the second pic matter if it works or not?

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#6
Re: I think I did something bad...
Posted on: 12/7 2:57
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Joined 12/5
USA
5 Posts
Do you know if I could use hot glue to put it back together?
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#7
Re: I think I did something bad...
Posted on: 12/7 4:49
VB Gamer
Joined 9/15
20 Posts
That's unfortunate, but I bet if you glue the two pieces back together, and solder all the traces, it could work again (and be permanently innoculated against ever needing the oven fix!) Without soldering it, hot glue will definitely not help.

I'd be willing to try soldering it if you don't want to try it yourself. I've soldered a few VB units with great success. Let me know if you want to work something out.
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#8
Re: I think I did something bad...
Posted on: 12/7 5:06
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Joined 12/5
USA
5 Posts
I'd love to! I'll send a pm to you.
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#9
Re: I think I did something bad...
Posted on: 12/7 21:56
VB Gamer
Joined 11/11
USA
29 Posts
Oh wow! After that it likely would need to be soldered together to make sure the connections are good. There are people who may do them locally (depending if you have a local game shop or gaming group. Otherwise there are people who do them for $20 if you ship the pieces to them!
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