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#31
Re: A New Member Appeared! (and registering advice?)
Posted on: 2018/2/18 0:03
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/2/5
USA
45 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
Hey welcome to the site.

I did the same thing as you with my first VB... Oven didn't work for me. Then I soldered and it looked good, but was still messed up. Then more attempts to fix it messed it up beyond repair. I tried to replace the ribbon cables completely with wires and got weird results, like one eye would work, then I'd solder the next and both would be screwed up.

The #2 VB I had repaired by someone on ebay, with a questionable method (trade secret). It's still working good a year later, but if I could go back I would def send it to someone on this site who performs the soldering service.


Are you collecting all Pokemon games CIB?

I only have my original Blue with the box, no manual.
I'm a little bit of a collector myself, but only for what I find personally nostalgic. Like I wouldn't care at all about owning a copy of "Stadium events", just the games & systems I grew up playing.
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#32
Re: Has ANYBODY beaten Insmouse no Yakata with "ending A"?
Posted on: 2017/4/13 22:38
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/2/5
USA
45 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
What do the different endings mean? The character turned into a monster in mine...

It wouldn't have killed them to add a few screens of text to give context to the story of the game.

I realized toward the end the monsters start looking more oceanic.. Then I read how in one of his books, the people in Insmouse turn into ocean dwelling creatures...
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#33
Re: Has ANYBODY beaten Insmouse no Yakata with "ending A"?
Posted on: 2017/4/13 1:42
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/2/5
USA
45 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
I beat it for the first time yesterday. Got ending C. My first few levels - I didn't like the game, but by the time I was done I really liked it. It would be awesome to see the Halloween mod...
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#34
Re: Probably missed the deal of my life
Posted on: 2017/3/30 1:36
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/2/5
USA
45 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
What sucks is the guy that bought it might be placing it right up on ebay for 200. If you look on Craigslist in any location there are about 100 people trying to buy retro video games.
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#35
Re: I give up fixing my Virtual Boy, it
Posted on: 2017/3/21 22:48
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/2/5
USA
45 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
Hey TheForce81, thanks a lot for that offer. I would still pay you for your time of course. I finally have a working VB and I almost beat Wario Land for the first time last weekend. One level left.

I'll play a few more games while its working, when I get a break with it, I'll send you a PM and ask about your services. Thanks again for the generosity.
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#36
Re: I give up fixing my Virtual Boy, it
Posted on: 2017/3/19 0:19
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/2/5
USA
45 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
Do you guys think this looks "pressed" compared to a brand new ribbon cable?

This is the area where the "glue" usually rises up and creates a bad connection between the ribbon cable copper, and the metal on the display chip?

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#37
Re: I give up fixing my Virtual Boy, it
Posted on: 2017/3/19 0:00
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/2/5
USA
45 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
Well it serves me right for going the cheapest route. My wife always tells me cheap people pay twice! If it reverts back to a bad picture, I'll blame myself for not clarifying exactly what would be done to it before sending it in.

I'm thinking a heat gun was used too. The guy didn't want to tell me this because it sounds so ridiculous. I'm gonna try to ask him what was done directly.. can't hurt.

If it ever reverts back, and this person is nowhere to be found for the lifetime guarantee, I'll prob try to solder it myself, or send it over to someone on here if they're still doing the repairs.
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#38
Re: I give up fixing my Virtual Boy, it
Posted on: 2017/3/18 19:05
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/2/5
USA
45 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
My VB came back from repair from the source I mentioned above. I opened it and can't tell that anything was done to it.. Which makes me think oven method, but the guy said he doesn't use the oven method, and doesn't solder them..

Anyone have any ideas?

About my original VB that I tried to fix by replacing the ribbon cable with blue wires; The best I could do with that was to get picture in both eyes, but with two solid red scan lines in both.. I'm giving up with it. Its crazy. When I turn it on after 2 days being off, there is great picture for 5 seconds, then solid scan lines..

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#39
Re: I give up fixing my Virtual Boy, it
Posted on: 2017/2/24 5:41
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/2/5
USA
45 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
I shipped it out today. What skeeved me out is the UPS and USPS both quoted $20 to ship the box from PA -> CA. Couldn't believe it was that much for a 12x12x6" box. How do Ebay sellers do it so cheap?

I initially asked if he uses solder. He said no, that it was too risky, and no oven either, but didn't voluntarily disclose his method. Sounded like he wanted to keep it on the low, but has to assume I'll open the thing (assuming I get it back).
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#40
Re: I give up fixing my Virtual Boy, it
Posted on: 2017/2/22 5:50
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/2/5
USA
45 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
I bought a new one with display problems for $60. I don't feel like investing the time only to be let down again, so I'm thinking about sending it to a guy on ebay to repair it.

Only thing is - he told me he doesn't use the solder method or the oven method... but he guarantees his repair for the life of the thing (or until he hops off ebay).

Anybody have a guess on what this repair method could be?
The price is right at $30 + $10 shipping.
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