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#1
Virtual Tap VGA - suggestions on mounting board and connectors?
Posted on: 1/31 18:09
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Found and Ordered the Virtual Tap available through CastleMania Games

https://castlemaniagames.com/collectio ... page/products/virtual-tap

I went with VGA cause I happen to have quite a few of them available to me, and I have a VGA to HDMI to use as well with more modern TVs.

That said, I've been looking through the different installation videos online and none of them show where to place the VirtualTap itself as well as where to make holes for the Female DB15 connector and the switch for palette change. I could figure it out of course but was wondering if anyone have a suggestion or pics on what worked for them?

Thanks!
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#2
Re: Gamebit Screw Driver Security Torx
Posted on: 1/27 23:45
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Great price!
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#3
Re: Rental VHS case
Posted on: 1/25 0:12
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Neat find! Blockbuster was such a big part of our lives and that's all gone now...
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#4
Gamebit Screw Driver Security Torx
Posted on: 1/25 0:07
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Hey folks, I'm leaving this breadcrumb post for the newbies that need to get the screw driver bits to open up their Virtual Boy - I ordered this one, and it's long enough to get the screws that are deeply recessed without modification.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B ... tle_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Gamebit Screwdriver Set, Taessv 3.8mm + 4.5mm Security Screwdriver Bit Screwdriver Tools for Opening NES SNES N64 Super Nintendo 64 Cartridges & Systems

Hope this helps!
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#5
Re: Bad soldering skills
Posted on: 1/13 22:28
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Tried the 'flame thrower' approach on that one, eh...
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#6
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 1/9 2:31
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Got mine this week from someone who had it for years.

VN100198447
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#7
Re: Bad soldering skills
Posted on: 1/7 21:34
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I did see someone replace the ribbon cable with really thin wires, 1 x 1... it'll take a long time but you can recover from it. Post a picture to see how bad it actually is.
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#8
Re: Should I add a VB to my retro hobby?
Posted on: 1/7 9:25
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Got a working one! Left eyepiece has a glitch occasionally, but worked well for 15 minutes. 5 games (Mario Tennis, Wario Land, Teleroboxer, Vertical Force, Galactic Pin), AC adapter, stand that has a crack and mild lean but is working for now, and the Blockbuster suit case in nice shape.

The foam in the case should probably be replaced, maybe order a new stand/ eye shade...

Very happy!

Thanks for the help!

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#9
Re: Should I add a VB to my retro hobby?
Posted on: 1/6 18:48
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Ethan, Protoman, thanks for the very useful suggestions. Watching the reviews protoman shared got me all excited. I've got a lead on a full working setup for a fair price (based on Ethan's post), wish me luck!
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#10
Re: Should I add a VB to my retro hobby?
Posted on: 1/5 9:46
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Thanks for the push :) I'll be shopping around, fixing and tinkering w/ games is something I enjoy. Seems like ebay is the usual market place for VB stuff, any other suggestions as to where to look?

Is there a thread with current fair market pricing for console, controls, adapters and games?
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