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#1
VB Display Repair Practice?!
Posted on: 2013/5/23 5:24
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Hey everyone! Long time no see!

I don't know how I did it, but I believe I have my work cut out for myself.

In December, I bought a laptop on eBay, and I was not happy that the B&W screen it had would not display certain graphics modes properly.

Cut to today. I received an old Color laptop LCD display I intend to replace the previous B&W display with.

My first job was to de-solder the original pinned connectors, but I accidentally ripped one of the solder points off while removing the connector. Fortunately, with these LCD Modules, there's a secondary connection, attached by flat ribbon cables.

If it weren't for the connection being soldered down already, I would have thought I had just practiced for the contingency that my Nintendo Virtual Boy's video displays would go on the fritz!

Anyways, the ribbon cable has been neatly removed, and the solder pads are all intact, so now I can solder some power and video signal wires from the LCD to the computer!
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#2
Re: If Teleroboxer was made into a movie...
Posted on: 2011/10/23 6:39
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I just went to go see Real Steel!
I officially dub it "Teleroboxer: The Movie" ;)

In fact, Real Steel makes me want to go get Teleroboxer even more! :D
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#3
Re: Project VBoot
Posted on: 2011/2/28 3:48
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Maybe I could offer my services as a graphics designer for the label? :D
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#4
Re: Ever heard of this console?
Posted on: 2011/2/17 20:40
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No. When I mean regulation circuitry, it has no circuitry to control the synchronization of the mirror with the flashing of the LEDs. The reflected display wobbles because of the varying speed of the mirror.
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#5
Re: Ever heard of this console?
Posted on: 2011/2/17 4:15
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Darn you, already-made topic!
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#6
Ever heard of this console?
Posted on: 2011/2/16 20:48
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This is the Entex Adventure Vision. It was released in 1982 and it's apparently the predecessor to the Virtual Boy, because it uses the same display method as the Virtual Boy, although at a much lower resolution, and not with stereo displays. ;)
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I watched a few videos on Youtube demonstrating this rare console (it's even rarer than the Virtual Boy!), but the regulation of the display is terrible. The LED bar and the mirror are not synched exactly, which causes the display to wobble, unlike its more recent counterpart. (In fact, I don't even think it has any real kind of regulation circuitry.) The mirror also actually spins back and forth, instead of vibrating.

Unfortunately, this console was also doomed to failure on the market, which makes it so extremely rare. I wonder if we could make something like this today with modern electronics...


Hmmmm...?
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#7
Virtual Boy Receiving
Posted on: 2011/2/13 6:29
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I read a topic here about someone attempting to use their Virtual Boy as a 3D/ 2D display from a computer using the link cable port.

I'm thinking of doing something like that when I start doing hobby stuff on my Virtual Boy, except with an RCA cable, and on a homebrew protoboard cartridge.

I think it's possible, isn't it? All we're talking about is an analog-to-digital circuit, aren't we?
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#8
Re: How long have you been a Virtual Boy? (Or girl :P)
Posted on: 2011/2/8 2:44
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@HollowedEmpire

Yup! I got everything as a set. The only thing it's missing is the full manual book. (I don't think that was included with any Blockbuster set, though.)
Edited by T-SqProductions on 2011/2/8 2:54
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#9
Re: How long have you been a Virtual Boy? (Or girl :P)
Posted on: 2011/2/7 15:52
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I've had my Virtual Boy for exactly a month now. I was slightly apprehensive when I heard all the stuff that people said about the Virtual Boy, but I was relieved when most of its bad points were actually wrong.

Mine was from Blockbuster, with the hardcase, battery pack, AC adapter, and 6 games:

*Mario's Tennis
*Vertical Force
*Golf
*Virtual League Baseball
*Jack Bros
*Waterworld

The case and all 6 of the games had sitckers on them in one way or another. (4 had price stickers, Mario's Tennis had a "Please Rewind/Purchase if this sticker is broken" sticker on it, and VLB had two small silver "Purchase if sticker broken" stickers on it

When I started playing the games, I felt like I was actually back in 1995, renting the Virtual Boy for the first time.
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#10
Re: New Virtual Boy Wikia/Wiki
Posted on: 2011/2/5 5:09
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I've started editing the articles on there. :D
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