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#1
Re: Rechargeable Battery Pack Recommendations
Posted on: 7/24 4:53
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Joined 7/5
USA
6 Posts
I decided to keep the battery pack and will be looking into modding it soon. Having a rechargeable solution would be nice for not needing to go through tons of AA batteries all the time.
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#2
Rechargeable Battery Pack Recommendations
Posted on: 7/11 4:43
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Joined 7/5
USA
6 Posts
I have two battery packs for the Virtual Boy, but one appears to be broken. Unfortunately, it seems the seller I bought the broken one may not accept returns. That's where I got the idea to make a mod to this unit for supporting rechargeable batteries. If this mod goes well, I may mod my other battery pack too.

I read somewhere about using Game Gear rechargeable batteries in a similar mod, but Game Gear batteries are rather old by this point and I would like to use new batteries.

Do any of you have a suggestion on alternative batteries that provide 9V? I could maybe solder 6x1.5 Lithium ion batteries together, but I'm not sure if that's safe. It would likely be safer to use prepackaged batteries for this purpose.

In any case, I would also need a charging circuit (prevent overcharging) and a power connector that can fit in the top lid.
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#3
Re: New to Virtual Boy Collecting
Posted on: 7/11 4:34
Newbie
Joined 7/5
USA
6 Posts
Thanks everyone! I bought both consoles from eBay. The soldered unit I bought from a seller named madmorda. Though, I'm not sure if this person is active on Planet VB.

Ironically, on the solder fixed system, the right screen seems to have come loose as there are issues with the display at the moment. I will see about reflowing the solder to fix this issue. I've also ordered some cables for both consoles from RetroDan to improve upon the original ribbon design.
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#4
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 7/5 23:08
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Joined 7/5
USA
6 Posts
VN10519070[5] - US Retail
VN10155079[4] - US Retail

I purchased both from eBay and they came loose without box so I'm assuming they're retail.
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#5
New to Virtual Boy Collecting
Posted on: 7/5 3:50
Newbie
Joined 7/5
USA
6 Posts
Hey everyone,

My background is in computer science and I love retro gaming. I have recently began collecting for Virtual Boy. This system is quite neat for homebrew and I look forward to exploring its game library. So far, I have two Virtual Boys (one with soldered ribbon cables) and a few games:
Telero Boxer
Mario Clash
Mario Tennis
Wario Land
Vertical Force
Galactic Pinball
Red Alarm

I purchased my first Virtual Boy which seemed to be defective so I ordered another one. It turns out that the first one was not defective, but likely just had cartridge slot oxidation which was preventing it from booting up. I tested my original console today and was pleasantly surprised to see it working again. My second unit has had the ribbon cables soldered on. Both units work great now!

I look forward to getting a flash cart of some sort (hopefully the Multiboy 32) in order to explore homebrew development. I am also planning on RGB modding one of my units with furrtek's board. I know he no longer sells them, but there are a few people who plan to manufacture his board.

I'm happy to be joining the community and am excited to explore homebrew on the Virtual Boy!
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#6
Re: Virtual Boy Reproduction - Interest Check - Hyper Fighting
Posted on: 7/5 3:32
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Joined 7/5
USA
6 Posts
If you're still taking orders, I'm interested in a reproduction of Hyper Fighting.
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