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Warning! False advertising about VB gamebits!
Posted on: 2011/5/4 21:32
VB Gamer
Joined 2011/4/12
13 Posts
Long Time User (8 Years)
Hello again,

As some of you may have read earlier, I had ordered a gamebit so I could open up my VB and fix that annoying cable problem. The website I ordered from advertised their bit as being able to open VB systems, and had been mentioned on several gaming forums. The bit arrived today, and sadly to say that is not the case. The bit doesn't reach far enough into the holes to grip the screws. Contacting their support has been useless as well. Please don't buy from these shysters. Now I'm upset, out ten bucks, and I STILL CAN'T OPEN MY FUCKING VIRTUAL BOY.
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#2
Re: Warning! False advertising about VB gamebits!
Posted on: 2011/5/4 22:52
VB Gamer
Joined 2011/2/3
USA
25 Posts
Long Time User (8 Years) 20+ Game Ratings
No need to get upset just get a bic pen(with no lead) that is far enough to reach the screw and then take a lighter and burn the tip of the pen(dont breathe toxic)and then immidiately push the melted tip agains the screw and wait and hold it down for about 10 seconds. Twist the direction the bit needs to go until it comes out.
I hope that helped.
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#3
Re: Warning! False advertising about VB gamebits!
Posted on: 2011/5/4 23:27
VB Gamer
Joined 2011/4/12
13 Posts
Long Time User (8 Years)
Regular Bic pens are too wide to fit into the hole.
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#4
Re: Warning! False advertising about VB gamebits!
Posted on: 2011/5/5 5:10
Nintendoid!
Joined 2008/10/19
USA
102 Posts
Long Time User (10 Years)
Hmm, is it too thick or is it too short?
When I bought mine, it didn't fit either. So I used a...well the name eludes me, but basically I ground off some of the metal from the sides so it could fit.
After this, I was just barely to unscrew the deepest screws.
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#5
Re: Warning! False advertising about VB gamebits!
Posted on: 2011/5/5 5:26
VB Gamer
Joined 2011/4/12
13 Posts
Long Time User (8 Years)
The bit is too thick to fit into the hole. Unfortunately, I don't have access to a dremel or grinder to file the bit down with.
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#6
Re: Warning! False advertising about VB gamebits!
Posted on: 2011/5/5 10:02
PVB Elite
Joined 2008/11/10
Great Britain
507 Posts
ContributorLong Time User (10 Years)
That sucks, especially as they ad that it will do VB.

I had the same with mine, bought here in UK, fortunately i work where i could get it altered.

Do you have an industrial unit near you, somewhere with an engineering shop, its such a quick job that you might manage to get a kind chap to do it for a donut or something. You just need the shoulder diameter grinding down to the bit diameter for about an inch.

Good luck.
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#7
Re: Warning! False advertising about VB gamebits!
Posted on: 2011/5/18 14:49
Newbie
Joined 2011/4/20
USA
9 Posts
Long Time User (8 Years)
I bought a gamebit, grinded the sides and then welded it to a flat-head screwdriver. Essentially making my own screwdriver just for this.
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#8
Re: Warning! False advertising about VB gamebits!
Posted on: 2011/6/6 6:27
PVB Elite
Joined 2010/2/19
USA
559 Posts
ContributorLong Time User (9 Years) Top Donator: 2nd20+ Game Ratings
lots of gamebit scams on ebay. Have to look for the sellers that state they ground it down to fit VB.
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#9
Re: Warning! False advertising about VB gamebits!
Posted on: 2011/6/6 18:58
Nintendoid!
Joined 2006/8/20
Spain
222 Posts
Long Time User (12 Years)
I read once that some people melted the case of a pen to hold the gamebit and then used that. I bought my gamebits some years ago and I have the same problem: they don't fit the VB with the screwdriver, but they do fit the carts :-P
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#10
Re: Warning! False advertising about VB gamebits!
Posted on: 2011/6/19 2:02
PVB Elite
Joined 2010/2/19
USA
559 Posts
ContributorLong Time User (9 Years) Top Donator: 2nd20+ Game Ratings
I just ordered this game bit from ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160598772586

I'll report back and let you guys know if it fits and has the depth needed for the deep screws.
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