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I’m sure this has been discussed to death but I can’t find any good topics in a quick few searches so I post.

I got into the VB hype again tonight and decided to pull the lesser of my two non-working ones apart. Usually, it has lines on screen or static, like so:

or

After some snooping around inside my Virtual Boy last year, I noticed something:

See where the pinkish ribbon meets the green circuit board? That’s the problem, right there. The age of the systems coupled with whatever they used to attach the cable to the board (glue? solder?) means that the connection wears out over time. After all, when you turn the IPD dial it physically moves the two large black sections seen in that picture.

I haven’t found a solution to this problem yet. I’m interested if anyone has any ideas, though. I’ve thought about re-running each wire individually, but that would take a TON of intricate solder work, which I cannot do. 🙁 If anyone has any ideas or known solutions, PLEASE post, so that I may love you forever.

Maybe we can find a company that will do a bulk-repair for us? :b

Oh well. Here are two more pictures.

Inside the unit:

And my high score from UFO. :b

  • This topic was modified 12 years, 8 months ago by jrronimo.
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Awesome, I never thought to cut it like that. Yeah, the mirror still works, there’s just no sound from Red Alarm or LED activity. Nothing sounds loose, so when I take it apart, I’ll look for broken components or loose connections.

Genesnes… A little paint project of mine.

I caught a lot of flak for it, because for some reason, people expected it to play Genesis and SNES games. Or have a bunch of visual mods. All I was doing was trying to make a yellowed SNES match the rest of my collection.

I think its wonderful. Like the yin and the yang, or like a keychain bottle-opener that says “don’t dink and drive”.

 

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