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#1
Re: Virtual boy Permanent Solder Screen Professional Repair Service
Posted on: 7/15 1:29
Virtual Freak
Joined 2017/10/29
USA
96 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
Quote:

lest wrote:
Another satisfied customer. Nesfreak fixed 8 lenses for me, all look spectacular. Clearly he’s a pro, and all 4 units work great (dare I say even better than before the glitching occurred)
Send him your lenses. Don’t second guess it. Just do it.
Thanks again Dave!


no problem! and thank you for the feedback!
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#2
Re: Virtual boy Permanent Solder Screen Professional Repair Service
Posted on: 7/14 18:01
VB Gamer
Joined 2018/8/13
22 Posts
Another satisfied customer. Nesfreak fixed 8 lenses for me, all look spectacular. Clearly he’s a pro, and all 4 units work great (dare I say even better than before the glitching occurred)
Send him your lenses. Don’t second guess it. Just do it.
Thanks again Dave!
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#3
Re: Taking Virtual Boy screenshots on real hardware
Posted on: 7/12 2:45
VB Gamer
Joined 2014/8/10
21 Posts
Long Time User (4 Years)
I got this footage from real hardware: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uoPU6yOJJg

I upscaled the VGA footage carefully to 4k (nearest neighbor style filtering)

Using VirtualTap of course!
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#4
Re: Rechargeable Battery Pack Recommendations
Posted on: 7/11 23:02
PVB Elite
Joined 2003/7/26
USA
1464 Posts
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Just get a “pouch”-style 2s (7.4V) LiPo pack, made for RC models, and the proper charger. You could probably go up to a 3s, since the regulator in the VB can handle anything from 6 to 15V, IIRC.
You could also try to repair the battery box, and use your Li-ion AAs as-is…
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#5
Re: Taking Virtual Boy screenshots on real hardware
Posted on: 7/11 6:56
PVB Elite
Joined 2013/6/17
Canada
1118 Posts
Top10 Poster10+ Game RatingsLong Time User (6 Years)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwiZ8O0-qvw&t=87s

You can get semi decent results with a DSLR, but it's impossible to get the entire picture in focus. I'm pretty happy with these video capture results it provided though.

Smaller lenses can fit the entire screen into the focus area, so some cell phone cameras can work well. It's definitely not easy to get a decent shot though.
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#6
Rechargeable Battery Pack Recommendations
Posted on: 7/11 4:43
Newbie
Joined 7/5
USA
5 Posts
I have two battery packs for the Virtual Boy, but one appears to be broken. Unfortunately, it seems the seller I bought the broken one may not accept returns. That's where I got the idea to make a mod to this unit for supporting rechargeable batteries. If this mod goes well, I may mod my other battery pack too.

I read somewhere about using Game Gear rechargeable batteries in a similar mod, but Game Gear batteries are rather old by this point and I would like to use new batteries.

Do any of you have a suggestion on alternative batteries that provide 9V? I could maybe solder 6x1.5 Lithium ion batteries together, but I'm not sure if that's safe. It would likely be safer to use prepackaged batteries for this purpose.

In any case, I would also need a charging circuit (prevent overcharging) and a power connector that can fit in the top lid.
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#7
Re: New to Virtual Boy Collecting
Posted on: 7/11 4:34
Newbie
Joined 7/5
USA
5 Posts
Thanks everyone! I bought both consoles from eBay. The soldered unit I bought from a seller named madmorda. Though, I'm not sure if this person is active on Planet VB.

Ironically, on the solder fixed system, the right screen seems to have come loose as there are issues with the display at the moment. I will see about reflowing the solder to fix this issue. I've also ordered some cables for both consoles from RetroDan to improve upon the original ribbon design.
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#8
Re: Taking Virtual Boy screenshots on real hardware
Posted on: 7/11 4:01
Virtual Freak
Joined 1/27
USA
84 Posts
Virtual Tap is an outlier, how about finding good ways for someone to make a clean picture not using expensive mods. :D I've tried using cameras of a couple types before, didn't work out all that well in most cases. I'd have to kill any light source around, then pick one eye piece and try and get a workable angle. Often you'd get a glow and a little blur, but on a rare time it worked it was pretty sharp. I had tried to take some pictures of Hyper Fighting a few months back for someone and got mixed results (and a few other games before that one too.)
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#9
Re: New to Virtual Boy Collecting
Posted on: 7/11 3:57
Virtual Freak
Joined 1/27
USA
84 Posts
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pcmantinker wrote:
I purchased my first Virtual Boy which seemed to be defective so I ordered another one. It turns out that the first one was not defective, but likely just had cartridge slot oxidation which was preventing it from booting up. I tested my original console today and was pleasantly surprised to see it working again. My second unit has had the ribbon cables soldered on. Both units work great now!


Good job. Your story sounds familiar. Where did you end up getting your solder fixed unit? I know I've read something similar before on one site or another kind of recently.
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#10
Re: MultiBoy 32
Posted on: 7/11 1:12
Newbie
Joined 2015/3/25
1 Posts
Long Time User (4 Years)
Pretty excited for this. Hope it gets off the ground! I also sent off an email and I'm willing to help with whatever, firmware or game selection front end.
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