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#21
Replacing Game Cart Save Battery
Posted on: 2018/12/30 13:27
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Hey all,

I haven't had one game cart with failing saves yet, but someone is sending me a VBWL cart that has issues. So I want to replace it for him, but would prefer to put in a battery holder.

Anyone tried that yet and what is the CR battery in it? It is mounted upside down and do not have the cart yet, so can't see which battery it is at the moment. I assume it is a CR2025, but not entirely sure.

EDIT:
CR2025 is impossible, too high, must be the CR1616
Edited by TheForce81 on 2018/12/30 14:23
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#22
Re: Virtual Boy Screen Repairs
Posted on: 2018/12/14 9:26
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trueskins wrote:
I have sent and mp to TheForce81 as I have begun to have problems with one my units.


Replied!
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#23
Re: What could have been done to have made the VB more successful?
Posted on: 2018/12/1 23:08
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Dreammary wrote:
I submit to you all that there was nothing that could have been done. VR and 3D technology in general is very gimmicky, and even when built well; it’s still got very low adoption. 3D TVs while amazing came and went with little fanfare. Nobody even talks about Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR or any of the other ones, they are gimmicky and only fill a very small group of peoples interest.

When Nintendo 3DS launched hardly anybody was interested, and it appeared as though it was going to fade out. It wasn’t until prices lowered and people realized they could play games without the 3D that it became everyone’s console.


So, to recap, people suck! ;)
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#24
Re: VB Cart Programmer interest
Posted on: 2018/10/26 10:42
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mellott124 wrote:
I can get parts to build 5 more if people are interested. Send me a PM.
After that there are no more VB motherboard connectors available.


PM from me as well, want one for sure now.
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#25
Re: Lens repair solder question
Posted on: 2018/9/20 19:01
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You only need the ones that actually go to the board, so like the second picture you posted.
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#26
Re: At wits end with getting my VB to work
Posted on: 2018/9/11 21:29
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They are already soldered, but he is talking about hard wiring the display boards without the flex cable, that is something else. It can be done, but is a hellish task.
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#27
Re: At wits end with getting my VB to work
Posted on: 2018/9/11 19:00
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You could have contacted me about this. I will be in the UK around London the 20th through the 26th of October, maybe could swing by if you live around there (do not have your address quickly to know how close you are to London).

Have you tried pulling out the cable just a little bit? Sometimes the connector parts of the cable are dented in too much for a stable connection. Soldering them onto the board itself is a really hard job, one I started with, but will probably never finish, do not have the patience for that at the moment at least.

If that doesn't solve it, swap them around, if the same display still has issues, it needs a retouch, if not, it is your Virtual Boy's motherboard socket.
Edited by TheForce81 on 2018/9/11 19:10
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#28
Re: My Virtual Boy
Posted on: 2018/9/10 11:06
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RunnerPack wrote:
I believe this is normal. I have opened a LOT of VBs, and they have all looked similar (although with various amounts of exposed wire).

I think it's just a side-effect of how they prepared the wires for insertion in the connectors. The wires inside are plated, anyway, so it shouldn't affect anything, really.

If you're super-paranoid about it, you could paint on some kind of conformal-coating or liquid electrical tape, but do a neat job, and make sure whatever you use cures thoroughly before you close the VB back up.


This, all the Virtual Boys I have opened all look like what you posted here. I do understand the need for confirmation, but it is nothing to worry about.
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#29
Re: Vertical Force signed
Posted on: 2018/8/16 15:13
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Very cool! I am in Japan on vacation for four more days at the moment. Hoped to find something cool about the Virtual Boy that would be affordable, though not that easy to find. Then I read about this, so excited for you! These are the best finds, free, from a close source and unexpected, treasure it!
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#30
Re: Virtual Boy Arcade
Posted on: 2018/8/3 15:11
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Very nice project, very neat and a tribute to the Virtual Boy on its own!! Enjoy it.
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