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Microvision MV Replacement Screen LCD Screen Rot Repair AA-Starter

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#226 The Real Tron OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:25 PM

I'll take 2 please.  Thanks for getting this going.



#227 Lios OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:12 PM

Just recently picked up a Microvision with one of the worst rotted screens I've ever seen. I'm very interested in one of these.



#228 sphiend OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:02 PM

Im interested in purchasing 3 of these when ready. Please add me to your list.

Edited by sphiend, Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:02 PM.


#229 dantist OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2019 1:27 PM

I have a question regarding the screen rot: Is it correct that it is a result of the screen being actively used? I'm asking because I ordered a sealed Microvision which has never been used. Just wondering how long the screen will work, given that it's working in the first place.

 

And are you going to offer international shipping (Germany)? Then I would like to take 2. Thanks!



#230 nickle241 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2019 2:25 PM

sadly thats a lie, using it under certain circumstances might make it go faster, but the only thing that they needed to start failing was to be made, they were made that poorly



#231 dantist OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2019 2:52 PM

:-o Hope I didn't spend money on a dead device. Anyhow, I would definitely like to take 2 screens please, if this thread is still open for orders. 



#232 thegoodwillgamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2019 3:02 PM

:-o Hope I didn't spend money on a dead device. Anyhow, I would definitely like to take 2 screens please, if this thread is still open for orders. 

Unfortunately there is a very good chance a sealed microvision screen is bad as it has no bearing on use, simply the deterioration of the LCD due to age.  The upside is your console should be otherwise perfect!    

 

In terms of ordering, there are only a few prototypes currently and no timeline on production as of yet due to an issue with the screens contrast.  Think of it like a pre-order rather than an order so that he can get an idea of how many it's worth producing when that eventually happens.



#233 AllGoodThen OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 7, 2019 2:11 PM

I have a Microvision. I am considering selling it, but the screen is not perfect, the games still work great, but some of the lines are very faint. It's not as if it's even that easy to explain, because sometimes, it seems after its warmed up, all the blocks work fine, if you are looking at the screen from the right angle.

 

Still can't decide whether to sell it as it is, or wait for the possibility of a fix. Obviously, i'm not going to get much for it.

 

I notice that the few that are for sale claiming to be working fine are not selling, presumably this is because buyers don't believe it.

 

Anyway, put me down for one screen at least.



#234 Robotube OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:40 AM

Is this still a thing? If so, I'd like 2!



#235 Atariman OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:51 PM

I would purchase two of these as well!

#236 ziggystar OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:43 PM

I would like 2 please.



#237 negligentpro OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:15 AM

I would like to update my pre-order from 1 to 4 better to have extras...



#238 towmater OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:55 AM

But... this was your first post.



#239 deepfb OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:38 AM

If it is possible to send to Spain, I would like to buy two. Thanks for your job on it!



#240 SpotAnime OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:58 AM

I have a question regarding the screen rot: Is it correct that it is a result of the screen being actively used? I'm asking because I ordered a sealed Microvision which has never been used. Just wondering how long the screen will work, given that it's working in the first place.

 

And are you going to offer international shipping (Germany)? Then I would like to take 2. Thanks!

 

That's not a correct assumption. These screens rot even with no use. I also a few years ago bought a BNIB Microvision which was DOA.

 

These screens are our best hope at keeping these systems alive. Now if someone can also come up with a paddle mod to keep those from failing as well, that would be sweet.



#241 thegoodwillgamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:35 PM

 if someone can also come up with a paddle mod to keep those from failing as well, that would be sweet.

 

No "mod" needed, the paddle is just a generic potentiometer.  All you would need do do is find one with the same specs which should be quite easy.  More than likely though with the age of the potentiometer they just need to be opened up and cleaned.  This is also a common issue with pong consoles and the Atari paddle controllers as they're all just potentiometers.



#242 nickle241 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:40 PM

 

No "mod" needed, the paddle is just a generic potentiometer.  All you would need do do is find one with the same specs which should be quite easy.  More than likely though with the age of the potentiometer they just need to be opened up and cleaned.  This is also a common issue with pong consoles and the Atari paddle controllers as they're all just potentiometers.

the fix in question is also stupid simple, pots that old are ridiculously easy to take apart and put back together without damaging, ive done it with my atari paddles and if you dont like that then you can try dousing the part in contact cleaner which will help though not as much as a full disassembly and cleaning



#243 negligentpro OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:32 AM

But... this was your first post.

 

I did my first one on a PM.



#244 polyex OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:16 AM

Only about a month until April Fools day!   :grin:



#245 Rob Mitchell OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 1, 2019 12:27 PM

If this project comes to fruition, I would like to be in on it.

#246 KAD OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 1, 2019 12:32 PM

If this project works out, i'm good for 5 units, at a price up to 50.00$ each.



#247 Deteacher OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 5, 2019 5:14 PM

Any update on the progress of this project?  Looks like a ton of people are interested.  Hope it comes to fruition.



#248 hawgmannkc OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 5, 2019 5:20 PM

I'm interested too.   Had a game sitting in my closet for years.



#249 yoras OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:35 PM

It's a shame that this hasn't come to fruition.  It has been so long now that it seems abandoned.



#250 5-11under OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:14 PM

It's still on my to-do list, a few lines down from the current task.







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