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How do i fix a broken Virtual Boy display?
Posted on: 2010/6/24 15:15
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I got a Virtual Boy recently, the left side dosen't work at all, while the right one works. I know there are a bunch of methods found here on the site but can anyone tell me exactly what to do and what items i need to fix the VB? do i just simply solder a wire back? Please help me!
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Re: How do i fix a broken Virtual Boy display?
Posted on: 2010/6/24 16:24
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If you read this thread: http://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb ... php?topic_id=3295&forum=1 , it tells you exactly what you need. I've also got pictures and details for a couple methods on my site: http://www.projectvb.com/displayfix.html .

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Re: How do i fix a broken Virtual Boy display?
Posted on: 2010/6/25 17:37
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I read everything,but cant i just open and solder the wires back and done? cuz putting the display chip on the oven or using sodium hydroxide isent something id like to do on my VBQuote:

DogP wrote:
If you read this thread: http://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb ... php?topic_id=3295&forum=1 , it tells you exactly what you need. I've also got pictures and details for a couple methods on my site: http://www.projectvb.com/displayfix.html .

DogP
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Re: How do i fix a broken Virtual Boy display?
Posted on: 2010/6/26 3:55
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In that thread there's also a link to: http://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?post_id=8767 , which has a video of a guy just soldering the display (no chemicals or anything). It does work, but I personally find NaOH helps a lot.

DogP
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#5
Re: How do i fix a broken Virtual Boy display?
Posted on: 2010/6/26 8:26
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I have a method that might work: The guy who sold me the VB had 2 VBs, each has the same problem except the one he currently has is a left only working one while mine is a right only working one, is it possible to buy that other VB(it wasnt costly at all, like 10 bucks) and replace the broken display with the working one. I would have 1 VB with no working display but 1 VB with both displays working, then i would attempt to use solder to fix the broken one.
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Re: How do i fix a broken Virtual Boy display?
Posted on: 2010/7/1 2:57
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Joined 2010/6/29
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Zubari95 wrote:
I have a method that might work: The guy who sold me the VB had 2 VBs, each has the same problem except the one he currently has is a left only working one while mine is a right only working one, is it possible to buy that other VB(it wasnt costly at all, like 10 bucks) and replace the broken display with the working one. I would have 1 VB with no working display but 1 VB with both displays working, then i would attempt to use solder to fix the broken one.


Holy crap! . Mine was over 100$.
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#7
Re: How do i fix a broken Virtual Boy display?
Posted on: 2010/7/1 4:19
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GabrielHanson2000 wrote:


Holy crap! . Mine was over 100$.


That's a tat much if you bought it with no games. Maybe the 10 dollar one was with stand, controller and power adapter and yours is working good and has the stand, power adapter and a controller (maybe a visor).
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