i’ve had all my video game systems in storage because i was planning on moving but that fell through, and the first one i took out to play was my virtual boy 😀 sadly it seems to have succumbed to the dreaded glitchy display. i’m confident in my soldering abilities, i’v done it all from jtagging an xbox to mod chipping a ps2.
If the cables are in good shape, you don’t really need to go to all that trouble. Soldering the existing cables is not too difficult, if you know your way around a soldering iron (which it sounds like you do). It’s certainly more difficult than soldering normal wires to PCB pads (not to belittle your modding work), but not much more so.
HP Lovethrash and I were planning on releasing a “how-to” of sorts, but he’s very busy and doesn’t seem to be getting around to it very quickly, so I might be able to put something up this week some time. In the meantime, you might want to take a look at the hardware involved and think about the problem a bit. Feel free to ask questions in this thread, and I or one of the other display solderers can probably help you out.
On the other hand, depending on how valuable your time is, you may just want to have it “professionally” done…