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Dead Virtualboy
Posted on: 2012/7/21 15:49
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Hi all,

My Virtualboy died a couple of years ago. I treid to fix it, but I've never found the right screwdriver to open it up.

Now I have the screwdriver! And I openend up my virtual boy. First i thought the u8 dc-dc was broken but now i openend it up. I see there's a red light burning on it so it seems to work?

Can someone help me?

I openend a topic before which can be found here:
http://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?post_id=10167

But now i dont think that's the cause :O!

Sorry for my bad english
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#2
Re: Dead Virtualboy
Posted on: 2012/7/21 16:37
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Do you hear music when you load up a game? If so, it is the glitchy screen problem, fixable by various methods.

http://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb ... php?topic_id=3295&forum=1
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#3
Re: Dead Virtualboy
Posted on: 2012/7/21 16:43
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No, I dont hear music and the mirrors don't start moving. (i have checked the controller and it giver power to the vb.
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#4
Re: Dead Virtualboy
Posted on: 2012/7/21 17:17
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Hmmmm, a very strange case then, cannot help you on this site unfortunately. Too many variables that can be the problem to just tell you what you can do.
I hope someone else does have a few more pointers, but I am afraid it is not possible with the info you gave.
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#5
Re: Dead Virtualboy
Posted on: 2012/7/21 17:48
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Go to eBay and buy just the headpiece, those are like $30. Then use yours for parts.
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#6
Re: Dead Virtualboy
Posted on: 2012/7/21 17:56
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An update! I plugged 4,5V directly into the virtualboy controller port and it booted!

So what now? it must be the controler?
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#7
Re: Dead Virtualboy
Posted on: 2012/7/21 18:45
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dead-short battery pack or faulty controller... yes. I'd bet its the battery pack as I have had one die, from overally corroded contacts.

Best bet is this auction
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-Virt ... ories&hash=item5d34559b28
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#8
Re: Dead Virtualboy
Posted on: 2012/7/21 19:09
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okay,

I tried to connect a 9 volt addapter to the batterypack pins on the vb but it still doesn't start. So I think the batterypack is still ok?
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#9
Re: Dead Virtualboy
Posted on: 2012/7/21 20:29
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yes that means that it is probably your controller and not the battery pack dreammary told me to check with a flashlight for green oxidization on the battery pack contacts inside, so just to be sure you might want to do the same.
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