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#1
Re: Furrtek Virtual boy video out mod
Posted on: Today 15:30
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nmalinoski wrote:
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Therealponykeg wrote:
So does anyone have a spare Virtualtap to sell? Something went wrong with my order with Furrtek and I ended up with a refund. Really sucks because he was doing the servo emulator for mine too.

I have two spares, one NTSC and one VGA; haven't even touched them yet. Shoot me a PM.

All my boards have been offered to people. :3 If I somehow end up with a spare again, I'll put it in the Marketplace forum.
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#2
Re: Furrtek Virtual boy video out mod
Posted on: Yesterday 21:20
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Quote:

Therealponykeg wrote:
So does anyone have a spare Virtualtap to sell? Something went wrong with my order with Furrtek and I ended up with a refund. Really sucks because he was doing the servo emulator for mine too.

I have two spares, one NTSC and one VGA; haven't even touched them yet. Shoot me a PM.
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#3
Re: Rechargable battery pack
Posted on: 3/10 21:55
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Lester Knight wrote:
Hi. Perhaps this will help? http://projectvb.com/rechargepack.html

If you do this, make sure you get newly-manufactured cells; don't bother cannibalizing a Game Gear pack like in those instructions--the cells will be too old and probably won't hold a charge, assuming they haven't already leaked everywhere.
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#4
Re: Virtual Boy speaker quality
Posted on: 3/10 18:17
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Is there a way to get line-level output from the VB? Am I correct in understanding that it would have the same problems as the Genesis and smartphones in that the output is amped for headphones?
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#5
Re: MultiBoy 32
Posted on: 3/6 19:02
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So excited.

I emailed as well, and also asked for clarification about what he means by the USB link support being a "stretch goal", as well as what kind of cabling we'd need (Micro-B to Micro-B? Micro-B to A and a hub?), whether we'd be able to use a hub for >2 players, and if there are any port strain concerns having the MicroUSB port mounted horizontally. (Micro-B is notoriously fragile compared to Mini-B.)
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#6
Re: Furrtek Virtual boy video out mod
Posted on: 3/6 18:31
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Can the Virtual Tap be wired using a header? If so, what size/pitch header would I need?

Or should I just solder directly to the board?

And what kind of cable/wire should I be using?
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#7
Re: Furrtek Virtual boy video out mod
Posted on: 3/3 1:58
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I haven't gotten around to wiring mine up just yet.

I'm thinking I'd like to use a header instead of soldering individual wires. What pitch/size header would I need, and what awg wire should I be using?
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#8
Re: Display ribbon cable alternatives
Posted on: 2/25 23:48
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...You do realize that there will never be a non soldered solution for this unless someone produces a new, compatible LED board, right? My aim is to make the tough part of VB restoration as easy and painless as feasible as possible.

Besides, my fourth iteration for this is in my head and will get underway when I get home in a few hours.

I considered asking if it makes sense to fit the LED boards with ZIF sockets, but that didn't really make any sense; if you have to get in there and do soldering anyway, just make a permanent connection; it's going to be just as difficult, if not moreso, to retrofit a socket.

And, as nice as it would be to have readily-available replacement cables, until, as you said, someone starts producing replacement LED boards, I think the only market for these will be people who screwed up their originals during a repair job.
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#9
Re: Lose display ribbon cable
Posted on: 2/11 6:51
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Best way to go about that is to send the unit (or the individual display boards) to someone to get the ribbon cable permanently soldered to the display board.

You can find more information here, and people offering this service in the Marketplace forum.
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#10
Re: profiting eBay auctions
Posted on: 2/8 21:09
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Forgive my ignorance, but what's stopping Uncle Tusk from simply producing more repros at a reasonable price? I expect that would undermine that scalper.
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