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    Default Virtual Boy ressurected!!!

    Yayyy, I got the defective virtual boy I picked up a few weeks ago working again!

    Now just have to find a stand and a battery pack for it (had to use my pack from my virtual boy to test this thing )

    All that was wrong was a loose ribbon cable going to the left LED strip. A little heat from a solder gun on the strip to reflow the solder and voila! it works again. Been playing Mario Clash!

    now have to decide whether to use it as a prize or put it up on the gavel to raise some funds for other prizes for the show........

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    Thats a nice easy fix. Well once diagnosed of course.

    I only played a Virtual Boy once for about 30 minutes and I felt sick. Would like to own one though.
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    I just got a virtual boy last month. I lucked out and got it complete with 4 games, the stand, the AC adaptor, controller, the whole nine yards. I'll end up buying the other 10 games released for it, its a unique system I actually kinda enjoy.

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    I've had my Virtual Boy since they were dropped to about $20 and the games were $5-10 each.
    This is a system (along with the Intellivision) that I'd like to get all the domestic games released for it. Right now I'm sitting at 9 games owned for it.
    3-D Tetris
    Golf
    Mario Clash
    Mario's Tennis
    Panic Bomber
    Red Alarm
    Teleroboxer
    Vertical Force
    Virtual Boy Wario Land

    Also need to get a new stand, or see if I can get mine fixed. The upside down triangle piece below the grip that latches onto the system has a crack.

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    you need one of these to fix the stand for good

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    here is the repair vid

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    Fantastically underrated console. Would never part with my NIB system

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    I regret passing it up when there were stacks of them getting marked down to nothing. I did end up getting one recently though, the Flashboy clone cart is a must have tool for any owner.
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    I need to get me a flashboy cart....

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    fixed my stand!


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