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#1
Minor crushing in a sealed box
Posted on: 1/17 7:12
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Joined 2019/10/13
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I just recently got this sealed Waterworld box, and it's in fantastic condition with no openings to the seal, however there is unfortunately some crushing on the corner of the box. Does anyone know of a way to unfold the box without opening up the seal? Just wondering if anyone had ever encountered something like this before, as it's not a common problem. Thank you for any suggestions!

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Edited by Ethan.Snyder98 on 2020/1/17 7:22
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#2
Re: Building some repro carts
Posted on: 1/17 5:16
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Joined 2019/10/13
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Very cool and impressive work! Especially like how that label looks, from the photo it looks nearly like the original. Looking forward to seeing what you do with this!
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#3
Re: HyperFlash32
Posted on: 1/10 9:24
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Joined 2019/10/13
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Great to hear that, the ability to reprogram from the cart itself is incredible, and I'm pretty sure most if not everyone would still say how incredible that idea was even if it was a little slower at re-flashing the cart. It's a really unique and innovative idea, and everyone'll be more than happy with however well the result turns out to be :) (also that design looks sick, the red on black looks as fantastic as the system itself)
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#4
Re: Bad soldering skills
Posted on: 1/7 2:43
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Joined 2019/10/13
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Could you post a good-quality picture of it? It may still be salvageable, taking off extra solder and re-aligning pins could be all it takes to fix your cable. Unfortunately unless you solder individual wires to replace the ribbon, there really isnít an alternative out there...
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#5
Re: Should I add a VB to my retro hobby?
Posted on: 1/6 22:29
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Joined 2019/10/13
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Thatís great! I just got one recently that I plan on fixing for a rediculously good deal, so with some patience, you can definitely find some great undervalued listings on ebay. Happy hunting!
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Re: Should I add a VB to my retro hobby?
Posted on: 1/6 2:52
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Joined 2019/10/13
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If you're looking to buy virtual boy games/accessories, there's a few items not on pricecharting, but after checking current market prices every day for about half a year, I can give you a rough estimate guide on things not listed as price-charting. If you're spending more than this for these though, you're definitely spending too much!

Virtual boy headpiece, eye issues: 50-65$ (would need oven method or soldering, this is only for vb's still working with eye problems only, broken ones should be 50 or less for just the head unit)
Virtual boy Headpiece, working: 70-85$
Virtual boy headpiece, solder-fixed around 100 (usually don't come up too often, and usually come as full set, so estimate)(most recommended to buy like this, or do yourself, as the VB cable will inevitably fail over time. Here's a link to a post I made explaining the VB ribbon cable issue in more detail:

https://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb ... t_id=44113#forumpost44113

buying one like this or doing it yourself is best, as sending one in to a repair shop costs around 40-50, buying with the fix already is the cheapest option.)
Controller: 20-25$
Battery pack (batteries): 20-25$
AC adaptor tap: 15-25$ (like with all older "handheld consoles" make sure you look/ask for corrosion, you don't want a controller filled with corrosion as it will inevitably fail or have issues.)
AC wall-plug: 10-14$
Eyepiece bracket: 10$ or less
Eyeshade: 10$ or less
VB Stand: 20-30$ (note that the nintendo jewel is usually broken in the middle, which is normal. I'd highly, highly recommend buying a new one if you want one to last from hyperkin, I've gotten one when they were on sale for 20$ along with an eyeshade and bracket from them for 18, and they are of very high quality, which I actually prefer over the original, but both original and replacement work great)
VB Box: 20-30$
VB Manual: 15-20$
Virtual boy complete working package everything included for the console: headpiece, stand, shade and bracket, controller and battery pack) 165-185$ (soldered would be around 200$)


You can also check this website for prior ebay listings of up to 90 days, which gives a decent estimate on how much you should be spending on items as well if you wanted to track an average yourself:

http://www.watchcount.com/completed.php

If you want some more info on other accessories, like the headphones or CIB versions, I can make another list with averages for just about everything, but that should hopefully help you in getting the best deals on everything VB-related so you still have enough to buy some games! (Wario, galatic pinball, teleroboxer, mario tennis, and red alarm being the best for the most affordable prices, all being 25 and under) Good luck on your search, and hope you enjoy this spectacular console! :)
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Re: Should I add a VB to my retro hobby?
Posted on: 1/5 13:08
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Joined 2019/10/13
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Thereís pricecharting, which is how I base all my average prices for games. It has almost every game on the VB on a trend, but some prices might be slightly off from their actual average Iíve noticed. Keeping an eye on what you want and what it generally sells for over time on ebay will ensure you always get the most bang for your buck for these games, and itís advised since some of these games can get pretty pricey

https://www.pricecharting.com/search-p ... games&q=Virtual+boy&go=Go
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#8
Re: VB won
Posted on: 1/5 4:40
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Joined 2019/10/13
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Do the mirrors start oscillating when you turn the system on? Try a game that starts with noise, like galactic pinball or Mario clash if you have them, that way you can deduce the problem. If the system starts playing the startup music for the games, then you know it's reading the games properly and playing the sound. The virtual boy must have the mirrors oscillating at 60 Hz before it boots the game, so try inserting the game while the cover is off and watch if the mirrors start moving at all, if not the mirrors oscillation system might not be getting the signal to go.
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#9
Re: HyperFlash32
Posted on: 1/4 0:36
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Joined 2019/10/13
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Glad to hear they finally shipped, Iím guessing it got slightly delayed from the holiday season, looking forward to see the first complete prototype when all the pieces finally come together!
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#10
Re: I bought myself Space Squash for Christmas
Posted on: 2019/12/28 3:36
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Joined 2019/10/13
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I bought a couple Virtual boy controllers with battery packs for cheap, as they had a little corrosion in them and on the board, but that's nothing a little hydrocloric acid and solder can't fix :)
Edited by Ethan.Snyder98 on 2019/12/28 10:58
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