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#21
Re: vb burn out
Posted on: 2019/9/13 21:59
Nintendoid!
Joined 2017/10/29
USA
122 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
i still say be experimental :P wire it up directly to 5v usb power. i did it for the nes and it worked great :P
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#22
Re: vb burn out
Posted on: 2019/9/13 0:39
Nintendoid!
Joined 2017/10/29
USA
122 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
likly burned out the voltage regulator but im not completely sure either. personally id mod it run off usb. i thin kthe console runs off 5v
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#23
Re: Virtual boy Permanent Solder Screen Professional Repair Service
Posted on: 2019/8/29 13:42
Nintendoid!
Joined 2017/10/29
USA
122 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
both pm's received.
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#24
Re: Virtual boy Permanent Solder Screen Professional Repair Service
Posted on: 2019/8/3 7:07
Nintendoid!
Joined 2017/10/29
USA
122 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
Quote:

OkieVB wrote:
I sent you a PM!


responded thanks!
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#25
Re: Virtual boy Permanent Solder Screen Professional Repair Service
Posted on: 2019/7/25 4:14
Nintendoid!
Joined 2017/10/29
USA
122 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
bump! no longer charging extra for cable swaps once retro dan has released his new virtual boy cables.
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#26
Re: VirtualPerfection v1.1 - the Ultimate, EASY solution to the Display Problem
Posted on: 2019/7/25 3:53
Nintendoid!
Joined 2017/10/29
USA
122 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
i was right! :P btw this look like it will be about the same difficulty as just soldering an existing cable. put be down for a few pairs :P
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#27
Re: Virtual boy Permanent Solder Screen Professional Repair Service
Posted on: 2019/7/15 1:29
Nintendoid!
Joined 2017/10/29
USA
122 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
Quote:

lest wrote:
Another satisfied customer. Nesfreak fixed 8 lenses for me, all look spectacular. Clearly heís a pro, and all 4 units work great (dare I say even better than before the glitching occurred)
Send him your lenses. Donít second guess it. Just do it.
Thanks again Dave!


no problem! and thank you for the feedback!
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#28
Re: Display ribbon cable alternatives
Posted on: 2019/7/7 21:08
Nintendoid!
Joined 2017/10/29
USA
122 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
so you went wit hthe face down method :P nice looking foward to trying these out :P will the solder be pre on the pads? if so make sure its leaded and tin 60 40 sodler not lead free sodler. lead free solder can grow tin wiskers
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#29
Re: Virtual boy Permanent Solder Screen Professional Repair Service
Posted on: 2019/7/3 0:39
Nintendoid!
Joined 2017/10/29
USA
122 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
Just an FYI im still fixing consoles and dont plan on stopping any time soon. i get that question alot. so just wanted to clear that up :P PM me if you want your console fixed!
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#30
Re: Any suggestions on how to repair a heavily corroded controller and audio board?
Posted on: 2019/6/26 5:16
Nintendoid!
Joined 2017/10/29
USA
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foldor wrote:
I recently purchased a Virtual Boy with intent to repair, and have got it working again, however, I'm not too happy with it at the moment. The problems that it had was the entire bottom of the unit must have been sitting in some water at some point because all external connectors (luckily not the cartridge slot) are completely corroded.

When I got it, the corrosion was so bad I couldn't power it on since the pins for the controller board were too corroded to make a connection. I finally managed to get it to work by desoldering the ports and scrubbing them clean. It was pretty flaky though, so I just jammed some thin stranded wire in the remaining ports I couldn't get clean enough, and that seems to work for now. It's not a great fix, and I but it at least proves the rest of the unit is working.

The other part of the system that is corroded is the audio board. It does output sound, but the headphone jack is unusable, and I can't lower the volume of the speakers since the adjustment wheel isn't working. The right speaker is also too quiet.

What I'm asking from people here, is what would you do to repair this unit? I've looked on eBay for replacement audio/controller boards, but to replace them both would end up costing me about $120 CAD, and that's not in my price range.

I've considered just gutting the controller board and replacing it with something like ethernet which would be easy, but it wouldn't look very clean. It also doesn't solve my audio board problem.

Another idea I've had is to see if I can 3D print a new plastic replacement for the controller board and replace it entirely. The hard part for me would be doing the 3D modelling as I've never attempted that before, and don't exactly have the skill set for it. It could make an interesting challenge though, and would be something worth sharing if it worked. I can see there's already 3D models of the female controller port intended for use with extension cables, so that would maybe solve the actually hard part to model. Still doesn't solve my audio board problem though. I might just need to try and clean that one up, and maybe replace parts?

Thoughts from the community before I do anything else though?


strip it down to the bare metal and scrub it with white vinegar and salt mix. that will remove the rust and corrosion. as for the audio board i might have one that i can sell you but im not sure. other wise id do the same to it with white vinagar and salt if yo ucan solder i would touch the solder up and oil the volume pot to see if yo ucan revive it.
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