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#1
So before I throw this thing in the oven...
Posted on: 2018/2/1 21:45
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/10/28
USA
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Long Time User (2 Years)
Interesting problem. Some games the Virtual Boy is totally fine - tennis, Wario. Others gives me crazy glitchiness in the right eye - Fester, Panic Bomber. Iíve attached a pic of Panic Bomber in the right eye. Iím not sure why itís fine for some games but not others. At any rate, it seems that the fix for most vision issues is the ribbon cables in the oven a 250F for 2 minutes and then push down the connections. Before I do this I wanted to consult the experts here - thoughts?

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#2
Re: So before I throw this thing in the oven...
Posted on: 2018/2/1 23:05
Virtual Freak
Joined 2017/9/15
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The common reply is going to be that the "oven" fix is not always successful, and the problem can recur over time, and that you need to pay someone to solder the ribbon cable for a permanent fix. Then you'll get people advertising that they'll do it for you.

Really weird that it works ok for some games though...
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#3
Re: So before I throw this thing in the oven...
Posted on: 2018/2/1 23:07
PVB Elite
Joined 2013/6/17
Canada
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It's definitely the classic display cable issue. Check out this thread for people who fix it for good. The oven fix is a band-aid fix at best.

http://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb ... php?topic_id=6885&forum=1
Take your pick
Edited by speedyink on 2018/2/1 23:22
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#4
Re: So before I throw this thing in the oven...
Posted on: 2018/2/2 4:46
PVB Elite
Joined 2012/7/9
USA
834 Posts
Top10 PosterLong Time User (7 Years) 20+ Game Ratings
You will never regret having the permanent solder fix done to your Virtual Boy.
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#5
Re: So before I throw this thing in the oven...
Posted on: 2018/2/2 14:20
Virtual Freak
Joined 2017/12/29
65 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
Quote:

Dreammary wrote:
You will never regret having the permanent solder fix done to your Virtual Boy.

Agreed. I recently got both of my Virtual Boys repaired by NES Freak, and I don't think one has worked properly like this since I bought it, and the other never worked properly; I don't think I'll ever have to do anything with the ribbon cables again.
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#6
Re: So before I throw this thing in the oven...
Posted on: 2018/2/2 19:12
Nintendoid!
Joined 2017/10/29
USA
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Long Time User (2 Years)
Quote:

Jeff wrote:
Interesting problem. Some games the Virtual Boy is totally fine - tennis, Wario. Others gives me crazy glitchiness in the right eye - Fester, Panic Bomber. Iíve attached a pic of Panic Bomber in the right eye. Iím not sure why itís fine for some games but not others. At any rate, it seems that the fix for most vision issues is the ribbon cables in the oven a 250F for 2 minutes and then push down the connections. Before I do this I wanted to consult the experts here - thoughts?


please dont cook it. fixing baked virtual boy can be a pain in the donkey.

i can do the permanent solder fix for you. the oven trick is only temporary and is likely to damage your screens more than fix them. its very likely fixable via soldering.
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#7
Re: So before I throw this thing in the oven...
Posted on: 2018/2/7 0:39
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/10/28
USA
25 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
Okay - whatís your charge? Iím in Florida, BTW.
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#8
Re: So before I throw this thing in the oven...
Posted on: 2018/2/7 3:59
Nintendoid!
Joined 2017/10/29
USA
122 Posts
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i sent you a pm with the details its around 40 plus 16.99 for return shipping and insurance 100 dollars
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