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I got my “parts” VB from eBay today. The right eye had lines. I’ve read how to fix it but I don’t have the soldering skills needed.

I’ve seen somthing like how the Flat Flex Cable (FFC), is attached the displays PCB in a PS2 controller. In one of the PS2 controllers the Flat Printed Circuit Board is clamped in place when the case is closed and not glued in like the VB.

So I made a clamp to hold the FFC in place after I had it work with out line in the display.

My cam didn’t take good pics but I hope you all can see what I’m talking about.

  • This topic was modified 11 years, 6 months ago by Allen.
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So what were your results then. Did it fix it?

Very cool idea! Glad you found something that worked for you, it looks like a pretty permanent solution that’s also easily reversible. I’d be afraid to do that because of alignment issues, but then again I’ve hardly ever heard of people having problems with that.

It’s really an annoying problem to fix, even though there are many possible solutions. I wish Nintendo had just used better glue to begin with…

By the way, how much did you pick up the unit for?

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Vaughanabe13 wrote:
So what were your results then. Did it fix it?

He just forgot a period:

So I made a clamp to hold the FFC in place. After I had it work with out line in the display.

Fwirt wrote:
Very cool idea! Glad you found something that worked for you, it looks like a pretty permanent solution that’s also easily reversible. I’d be afraid to do that because of alignment issues, but then again I’ve hardly ever heard of people having problems with that.

It’s really an annoying problem to fix, even though there are many possible solutions. I wish Nintendo had just used better glue to begin with…

By the way, how much did you pick up the unit for?

There was no alignment issues. I just press on the cable tell I had a line-less and bright screen. Than put my clamp over it. I’m thinking this may make the Oven Method a permanent fix. The clamp should keep the cable in place even if the glue fails again.

Nintendo should have done what they did on the main board and not used glue.

Subtotal: US $13.02
Shipping & handling: US $10.70

Total: US $23.72

Not bad since the Visor alone is work that much….

I have a working VB and this was just part for it but now that it works I’m going to build this one up to a full unit. I have already began to adapt the broke stand to take a camera tri pod. I have a controller for it. I just need a Batt pack or AC pack for it now.

Allen wrote:
Subtotal: US $13.02
Shipping & handling: US $10.70

Total: US $23.72

Not bad since the Visor alone is work that much….

Man, I remember that I got my first unit for $20 shipped, and it still had all the pieces intact (foam visor, battery pack, unbroken stand) and came with 2 games. My “broken” unit was $5 shipped, and then I think I picked up the controller for $10 with an AC adapter. Prices sure have spiked recently…

Fwirt wrote:

Allen wrote:
Subtotal: US $13.02
Shipping & handling: US $10.70

Total: US $23.72

Not bad since the Visor alone is work that much….

Man, I remember that I got my first unit for $20 shipped, and it still had all the pieces intact (foam visor, battery pack, unbroken stand) and came with 2 games. My “broken” unit was $5 shipped, and then I think I picked up the controller for $10 with an AC adapter. Prices sure have spiked recently…

As of late. The Visor is 22 to 35 + Shiping. Stand is about the same if not more from some people. A/C pack is 20 to 40 + Shiping. Some time you can get the SNES plug with the pack. 20 to 30 on Batt pack + Shiping.

I got my A/C pack, SNES Plug and a Controller for 20 + Shipping. This is why I have a spare controller now.

Cool a clamp works, I had thought a while back about using a clamp but had never needed to try as my VB works fine. I have been looking for a broken VB to try and fix with a clamp method, then if the clamp did work I could maybe get a batch made and sell them through the site. I’m pleased you have got results, maybe next year I’ll try to get a busted VB, funds is short so got to wait.
Do you find it causes any problems or clashing etc adjusting the focus or IPD?

Hedgetrimmer wrote:
Cool a clamp works, I had thought a while back about using a clamp but had never needed to try as my VB works fine. I have been looking for a broken VB to try and fix with a clamp method, then if the clamp did work I could maybe get a batch made and sell them through the site. I’m pleased you have got results, maybe next year I’ll try to get a busted VB, funds is short so got to wait.
Do you find it causes any problems or clashing etc adjusting the focus or IPD?

No problems as of yet. Focus and IPD work, no clashing that I can tell of.

I’ll have to make some pic of how my clamps look and post them in the next few days.

Here a Pic of how the clamp works.

This is the update on how the fix has been.

Well, It been some time since I did the clamp fix. I end up about after a week or two making the clamps out of plastic as the wood clamps I made would move do to temp changes. The clamp fix has work fine since I made them out of plastic.

Best of luck ony any of your Glitchy Display fixes!

 

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