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We’ve all heard of the failed LED displays on Virtual Boy systems…
..the various fixes of gluing, 3D printing hold brackets, melting the original cable, etc…

But isn’t it time for a permanent foolproof solution?

Click Here for more info or go to:

https://segasonicfan.wixsite.com/retro/virtual-ribbon

This custom PCB and ribbon cable replacement set will make your Virtual Boy even better than a sealed, brand new system.


See links above for details πŸ™‚
PM me here or Contact Me to pre-order yours!
I can also solder / install onto PCBs that are sent in (for a limited time, anyway)

Taking pre-orders for the first batch of units. Depending on how many people sign up I expect ~1 month lead-time before shipping them out.

Special thanks to user RunnerPack for providing the awesome font!

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seems like a over complicated design. but there no other solution out there so im might be getting some from you.

Awesome. About time we had a ribbon replacement solution again! What made you decide to do the 2 boards at 90 degrees design versus your original design where you just had one board with a socket on it?

that’s pretty sweet! I might be interested in getting one of those for myself, especially since this is the only one out there now, and it looks great! πŸ™‚

RedEyeVue wrote:
Awesome. About time we had a ribbon replacement solution again! What made you decide to do the 2 boards at 90 degrees design versus your original design where you just had one board with a socket on it?

Thanks for the kind words πŸ™‚ The short answer is durability – I could’ve made a single PCB solution, but it would likely develop problems over time, especially since the cable would be rubbing against the bottom of the unit.
I wanted to create something that would be absolutely permanent and foolproof, and I tend to be a perfectionist with my designs. V1.0 actually worked great, but I did three more improved revisions before releasing it to the public πŸ™‚

ah. I like to hear that! So how does the pcb get soldered to the led board?

RedEyeVue wrote:
ah. I like to hear that! So how does the pcb get soldered to the led board?

See here:

Note, v3.0 install is slightly different (must put into the black frame first and solder)

Update: Pre-order PCBs arrived from the fabrication !

I went ahead and did a v3.2 bump for a couple improvements – I think it will be worth the wait (I’m always perfecting my designs, even after official releases πŸ™‚

Thank you all for your patience. I know it’s been a long week, and there’s a lot going on in the world slowing things down. But I haven’t forgotten about anyone and I’ll do another batch of orders in a couple months after I finish all these installs and shipments. Full refunds are available at any time prior to shipment as well.

In the meantime, contact me through my website if you’d like to be on the waiting list πŸ™‚

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Made a new video explaining the reasons behind why I designed the Virtual Ribbon πŸ™‚

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I got my Virtual Ribbon repaired system back last week. It looks and plays wonderfully! I highly recommend it.

 

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