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Hi everyone,

I’m brand new to the site, just picked up a full size standing Virtual boy kiosk, the thing is extremly mint, only issue is I cant get the light on top of the unit to work, ordered a new bulb, plugged in the main cord and i got nothing, is there a switch inside the ballist or something i may be missing?

any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated


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I’m not at home, so I can’t look at mine, but there should be a ballast in there, which could be bad. You’re plugging in the correct power cord, right? There should be an AC power cord going to the unit, not just the VB AC adapter. The bulb didn’t flash when you turned it on, right? Usually, if the ballast is shorted, it’ll immediately blow the bulb.

I don’t think there is any sort of switch, unless it’s completely internal (maybe used for the hanging sign or something).

I haven’t had mine open in over 10 years (I replaced the bulb in mine when I got it), so I don’t remember much about the insides. I’d try to find the main AC wire that comes into the light and verify power is good on that cord (using one of those non-contact probes would be easy). And then follow the wire from there.



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