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#1
How Would I Keep the Foam Nice in the Blockbuster VB Hard Case?
Posted on: 2018/6/9 7:38
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Hello all,

I'd recently come across a Blockbuster case for my VB that has its foam in top-notch condition. I was wondering if there was any particular way that I could happily use this with/for my VB without horribly wearing down the foam on the inside of the case.

From what I can tell, the foam only gets drastically damaged if it is exposed to water over time. But there's still a lot I don't know, I don't want to end up ruining it, and I'm curious if anyone here has any tips on avoiding wear.

Cheers,
-L____S»»»»»»
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#2
Re: Virtual Boy Reproduction - Interest Check - Hyper Fighting
Posted on: 2017/7/26 5:58
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I'd love to get my hands on just the cart! I just hope it won't be too expensive, any price estimates so far? To be honest, I've never purchased a homebrew game before, so I'm not really sure what to expect.
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#3
Re: Which Adapter Tap is Better for the VB?
Posted on: 2017/7/18 21:20
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Ah, okay. Thanks for clearing that up!
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#4
Re: What Should the Virtual Boy
Posted on: 2017/7/18 19:46
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Quote:

Benjamin Stevens wrote:
I do think that the one option would be better phrased as:

"Once you go red and black, you never go back!"


I didn't want to alter what the original user said, although I do agree.
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#5
Re: What Should the Virtual Boy
Posted on: 2017/7/18 19:11
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Quote:

RCAstudioII wrote:
How about "It's not a bad console so stop beating up on it" or "Why do people who have never played it hate it?"
Sorry , just fed up with all the arbitrary VB hate.


I hear you, man!

And you don't have to be sorry, that's nothing compared the the 'Outburst' I had a few years back on a thread that I hope stays dead...
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#6
Re: Which Adapter Tap is Better for the VB?
Posted on: 2017/7/18 18:25
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Thanks for the link, Astro. I've found this on an old thread, it might help ease your woes a bit.

Quote:

RunnerPack wrote:

Quote:

Reel Big Fish wrote:
(many adapters out there are 10 V, which will work but may shorten the life of your unit).


Well, since the VB's on-board regulator is rated to 13V - and probably a little conservatively, at that, since it's the more efficient "buck" (switching) type - I don't think anyone should worry about using a 10V adapter (especially since that's what Nintendo themselves designed the U.S. tap to use )


Astro, you mentioned your tap was delivering 12.5V DC, that should be within the VB's regulator rating, although by a very narrow margin, however. I guess that could lead to the system running a bit hot?

I wish I could view a more credible source other than gossip about VB's frying and/or otherwise overheating due to a Power Adapter...

It's possible all that talk of them being damaged by AC adapters is just a bunch of rumors.
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#7
What Should the Virtual Boy's Slogan Be?
Posted on: 2017/7/18 17:44
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I read a thread awhile back talking about what the Virtual Boy's slogan could be, and I thought it was a pretty neat idea to have a semi-official one approved by the community. The ones I have listed are ones that were suggested a long time ago, and I've put in a few others that Nintendo themselves (kind of) used.
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#8
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 2017/7/18 5:32
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Greetings everyone!

I'm going to post this here because it relates to fixing VB displays. Essentially, I need some help with ribbon cables.

Sometimes when I swap out ribbon cables, the end that goes into the motherboard gets damaged (see pic).

How does this happen? What can I do to prevent it? And is there any way to fix it?

Any help is appreciated.

Cheers!

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#9
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2017/7/18 5:19
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Just got this one:

VN10003538[4]

Seeing as it is an early/low serial number, and that it came with my recently acquired Blockbuster Hard Case, I believe that this was once a VB that was rented out through Blockbuster back in the day.
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#10
Re: Which Adapter Tap is Better for the VB?
Posted on: 2017/7/18 1:57
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Performance made a Power Tap?

Can I get a photo of one?

I've always thought that when people would refer to it, that they were actually talking about an actual power adapter (that plugged into the wall), and not a tap.
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