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#291
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 2015/6/24 12:08
VB Gamer
Joined 2009/8/24
Great Britain
36 Posts
Long Time User (10 Years)
Hi Guys,

Not sure if someone has already suggested this but here we go anyway.

I noticed way back in the thread someone mentioned using bull dog clips or similar to clap down the ribbon cable after an oven repair.

I have found these ribbon cable clips on element 14 which should provide a much more secure and even pressure to the cables without interfering with the internal movement.

http://uk.farnell.com/pro-power/fc-40 ... 00020720&gross_price=true

Adding some thin foam of padding either side of the clip can also help to secure the clip and ensure it's applying even pressure.

Hopefully this will help someone out :)
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#292
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 2015/8/1 18:04
VB Gamer
Joined 2009/12/16
25 Posts
10+ Game RatingsLong Time User (9 Years)
I'm thing I need one of my VBs fixed. I'm starting to see some horizontal lines. It's doesn't happen all the time. It really shows up when I use my flashboy....maybe it's just needs to be cleaned?
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#293
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 2015/8/1 18:32
PVB Elite
Joined 2012/7/9
USA
833 Posts
Top10 PosterLong Time User (7 Years) 20+ Game Ratings
The solder fix is really the only definite way to fix the glitchy display.
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#294
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 2015/8/1 19:13
PVB Elite
Joined 2009/12/30
Netherlands
545 Posts
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Yeah, you need to have them fixed, if you live in the USA contact Runnerpack and if you live in Europe, contact me.
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#295
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 2015/8/1 20:48
VB Gamer
Joined 2009/12/16
25 Posts
10+ Game RatingsLong Time User (9 Years)
I messaged Runnerpack and emailed him.
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#296
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 2015/10/24 13:17
VB Gamer
Joined 2008/2/4
Greece
20 Posts
Long Time User (11 Years)
I got mine fixed thanks to TheForce81 :).
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#297
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 2015/12/1 2:58
Newbie
Joined 2015/11/25
5 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
Just chiming in to say thanks! The oven method appears to have at least temporarily solved my issues. :D

Currently working with someone to hopefully implement a permanent fix. But just knowing it's not broken is a good feeling.

Also, the first link in the original post does not appear to link to where it should...at least not for me.
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#298
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 2015/12/1 9:08
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2013/8/23
USA
301 Posts
Long Time User (6 Years)
Here are some pictures of how I peel up the ribbon cable plastic. With a thin sewing needle, you just work the tip of it under the plastic between a couple traces (only go under the plastic a tiny amount). Hold the needle at a low angle to the display PCB as you do it. Don't try to pry up, just let the tip of it gently lift that portion of the plastic away from the traces.

As you work down the board in between each trace a few times, you'll see the plastic start to give way. If you work slowly and don't pry too aggressively, you should be able to expose enough of the copper without it peeling away from the PCB. You can still bend the ribbon cable copper down if they come off the traces, but it's just a hassle to line them back up and solder without breaking them off.

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#299
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 2015/12/1 22:41
PVB Elite
Joined 2009/12/30
Netherlands
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Looks very neat and tedious at the same time ;)
It looks cleaner than just burning through the plastic, though the risk of misalignment and time needed to get the plastic separated from the traces seems a bit of moot if only for the sake of looking cleaner.

If you were to expose the copper traces, I would recommend using a fiberglass pen as DogP recommends in stead of this method to be honest.
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#300
Re: The VB Glitchy Display Problem
Posted on: 2015/12/5 15:40
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2013/8/23
USA
301 Posts
Long Time User (6 Years)
I'm not sure I follow O_o ...it takes maybe 5 minutes to do each display this way, not exactly what I would call tedious but who knows. The fiberglass pencil works ok for cleaning the traces I guess, but I had a lot more trouble with broken or misaligned pieces when removing the plastic that way. If you only go part of the way up the plastic with the needle technique, enough of the cable should stay attached that it won't fall out of alignment. The traces get buffed up much nicer when I use some adhesive remover and fine sandpaper instead.
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