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#1
Re: FS furrtek servo emulator
Posted on: 10/20 17:22
Nintendoid!
Joined 2016/7/21
162 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
I only had 3 made, one of which is in this picture. I'm going to redesign it at a later point to be far more space-efficient, and I want to transition to SOIC instead of DIP.
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#2
Re: FS furrtek servo emulator
Posted on: 10/20 15:59
Nintendoid!
Joined 2016/7/21
162 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
This is the prototype of my solution. Seems to work pretty well.

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#3
Re: Display ribbon replacement
Posted on: 10/16 21:49
Nintendoid!
Joined 2016/7/21
162 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
Yes ; however, bear in mind that 0.6mm pitch is decidedly not industry standard, and the 0.8mm motherboard connection makes an off the shelf flex cable impossible.
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#4
Re: Display ribbon eplacement
Posted on: 10/15 19:16
Nintendoid!
Joined 2016/7/21
162 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
Hahaha hahaha!

See my VirtualCable and VirtualSolution threads...
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#5
Re: VirtualSolution v1.1 - the Ultimate, EASY solution to the Display Problem
Posted on: 9/6 21:00
Nintendoid!
Joined 2016/7/21
162 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
On the motherboard side, the VB uses a standard pitch cable connector. It's the LED board that uses a non standard pitch. In addition, the six outermost "pins" on the LED board side are NC, for reasons that nobody has been able to provide a good explanation for. Only 30 pins actually have any purpose on the cable at all.
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#6
Re: Simplest way to fix VB display without soldering?
Posted on: 9/5 21:27
Nintendoid!
Joined 2016/7/21
162 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
Travel back to 1996 and buy one brand new. There is no current method of fixing the displays without soldering. Baking comes closest but is iffy. There is a 3D printed bracket that you can install to apply pressure to the pads, but it's not a guaranteed fix.
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#7
Re: VirtualSolution v1.1 - the Ultimate, EASY solution to the Display Problem
Posted on: 9/3 2:46
Nintendoid!
Joined 2016/7/21
162 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
Quote:

VB Boy wrote:
I'm interested in these since one of my eyes is giving me trouble here and there and I haven't worked up the nerve to dive into solder fixing mine yet.

My main question is with this part how would one remove the glued portion of the old ribbon to give a clean surface to solder this part to.

Also I was reading and I was curious would this require more or less the same soldering skills that are required to do a normal solder fix. Or would the castellated holes make this job a piece of cake for people with amateur soldering skills.

Looking forward to see your progress on this part. I am very interested!

-Cameron


Since the original cable is not soldered down, a bit of heat, like from a soldering iron, will tear right through that glue. I suppose you could also use IPA, which would take a bit longer but be less aggressive.

The castellated holes here, because they are on a PCB and have plenty of mass, would allow for a solid bond to form very easily. Flux is, of course, your friend, but it will be much simpler than either the original fix method or the VirtualCable. An amateur could manage it, but it wouldn't hurt to have a modicum of experience before trying.
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#8
Re: VirtualSolution v1.1 - the Ultimate, EASY solution to the Display Problem
Posted on: 8/21 4:24
Nintendoid!
Joined 2016/7/21
162 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
Quote:

Edge Connector wrote:
I'd be interested in four of these cables. I'm sorry I missed your messages about the previous solution my preferences weren't set right to forward PMs to my email.

Let me know how I can order and I'll send you payment right away this time!


I'm in the process of testing this method, as I'd rather not get embarrassed like I did with the VirtualCable. It may be a bit before I determine that these are good for sale.
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#9
Re: VirtualSolution v1.1 - the Ultimate, EASY solution to the Display Problem
Posted on: 8/13 3:44
Nintendoid!
Joined 2016/7/21
162 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
Quote:

Alterac wrote:
Looks like a great solution.

Which PCB Fab was able to make castellated holes that close together?

My usual fabs (JLPCB, PCBWay, Osh, etc) dont let me have less than 0.6mm.


OSHpark made the prototype boards, and they did require a bit of cleanup. My production fab house for this is actually PCBWay, and they do require some tweaking, but it is doable.
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#10
Re: VirtualPerfection v1.1 - the Ultimate, EASY solution to the Display Problem
Posted on: 7/25 4:04
Nintendoid!
Joined 2016/7/21
162 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
Quote:

Nes Freak wrote:
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


In fact, it should be even easier, as the PCB board won't detach and fry itself under the heat of your soldering iron.
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