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#1
So, I hope I didnít just waste money.
Posted on: 2017/10/28 20:26
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/10/28
USA
25 Posts
Hi all! This appears to be *the* spot for VB discussion. I acquired a VB today, including the controller and AC adapter, all for $40. The guy that I bought it from warned me that it didnít power on but u thought it might be worth the gamble, at that price.

When I plug everything in, I get nothing whatsoever. No whirring, no signs of life. I donít know anyone that has a working one that I might try to swap out parts with to test. Before I do anything crazy, Iíd like to at least check to see if the AC adapter is an issue. I donít want to go further in the hole with this before I at least exclude some ďsimpleĒ possible issues.

Are there any issues I could check for that are common, or at least easily diagnosed? I could get a multimeter if necessary.

Thank you in advance!
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#2
Re: So, I hope I didnít just waste money.
Posted on: 2017/10/28 21:56
PVB Elite
Joined 2007/10/26
USA
757 Posts
ContributorLong Time User (11 Years)
Is there a game in the vboy?
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#3
Re: So, I hope I didnít just waste money.
Posted on: 2017/10/28 22:18
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/10/28
USA
25 Posts
I ordered a few and they havenít arrived yet, so no. I thought that even without a game it would still start to whir up or something. Is that not the case?
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#4
Re: So, I hope I didnít just waste money.
Posted on: 2017/10/28 23:42
PVB Elite
Joined 2013/6/17
Canada
1127 Posts
No, nothing will happen when you turn it on without a game, but you should still hear the mirrors moving (just tried with mine, the mirrors still seem to turn on)
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#5
Re: So, I hope I didnít just waste money.
Posted on: 2017/10/28 23:50
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/10/28
USA
25 Posts
Ok, so I hear absolutely nothing. Is there a way to check that the AC adapter is working before I try and buy another one?
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#6
Re: So, I hope I didnít just waste money.
Posted on: 2017/10/29 4:03
Newbie
Joined 2017/10/29
1 Posts
The AC adaptor is the same as the one used on the NES/SNES. Do you have one of those consoles to try it on?
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#7
Re: So, I hope I didnít just waste money.
Posted on: 2017/10/29 4:05
PVB Elite
Joined 2013/6/17
Canada
1127 Posts
Do you have a multi meter/voltage tester?
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#8
Re: So, I hope I didnít just waste money.
Posted on: 2017/10/29 12:31
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/10/28
USA
25 Posts
Quote:

DMC wrote:
The AC adaptor is the same as the one used on the NES/SNES. Do you have one of those consoles to try it on?


Yes, I have both - but since the VB one has the plastic piece that snaps onto the controller, wouldnít I have to modify the NES/SNES ones to work with the VB?
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#9
Re: So, I hope I didnít just waste money.
Posted on: 2017/10/29 12:32
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/10/28
USA
25 Posts
Quote:

speedyink wrote:
Do you have a multi meter/voltage tester?


I can pick one up today, but I guess I need a little guidance on what exactly to test.
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#10
Re: So, I hope I didnít just waste money.
Posted on: 2017/10/29 15:40
Virtual Freak
Joined 2015/5/7
73 Posts
what country are you from? i'd help out.
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