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#26 917k OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:05 PM

1 for me please.



#27 ubersaurus OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:30 PM

Like Bassguitari, I don't have a Microvision yet but having a replacement screen would  certainly spur me to get one. Put me down for one!



#28 remowilliams OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:34 PM

Down for two for sure!  :)



#29 eebuckeye OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:45 PM

I'll take 2 please..



#30 Jess Ragan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:39 PM

Are these new LCD screens less prone to screen rot? Is visibility improved at all?

#31 HoshiChiri OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:41 PM

Despite not being sure I'll be able to install the screen, I'm willing to commit to 1. Hope it'll work out!

#32 CaptainBreakout OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:24 PM

I'm in for one! Was looking for something like this years ago... Glad to see this post!

#33 CatPix ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:13 AM

Count me in for 4. I might need one one day, and a spare, and the retrogaming club I4m part of could use 2 screens for their Microvisions :D



#34 5-11under OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:55 AM

Are these new LCD screens less prone to screen rot? Is visibility improved at all?

 

The new LCD screens should not be prone to screen rot. I think the Microvision screens were just made cheaply, enabling the liquid inside to leak or dry out.

 

Visibility should be the same or slightly better than a pristine Microvision. I'll know more when I have the prototypes.



#35 Bratwurst OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:04 AM

I'm sure liquid crystal manufacturing has matured since the Microvisions were cranked out, even if a low-budget China outfit was producing them they're still benefiting from decades of know-how.



#36 Atari Nut OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:57 AM

​Can you post a YouTube video showing how to replace the screen?  If it is easy enough, I'll take a couple.



#37 5-11under OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:59 AM

​Can you post a YouTube video showing how to replace the screen?  If it is easy enough, I'll take a couple.

 

 

A video is not too likely, but I'm planning on taking some pictures sometime soon.



#38 stupus OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:25 PM

I will take 2. Thanks for doing this! :)

#39 Tindron OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:36 PM

Put me down for 2.



#40 dragos OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:58 PM

I'm in for 1



#41 BigO OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:26 PM

​Can you post a YouTube video showing how to replace the screen?  If it is easy enough, I'll take a couple.

Other than dealing with the twitichiness of those zebra connectors in general, it's really not a complex job to remove and replace the LCD in a Microvision. I've swapped them around to put a known good one into an unknown unit to troubleshoot the unknown unit. I remember it being a lot more difficult to properly orient the cartridge connector piece during reassembly than anything else.

 

On the subject of the zebra connectors: because it's what I had on hand, I've used Deoxit and a chamois swab to successfully clean the metal and rubber contacts when parts of the LCD matrix weren't working.



#42 Rick Reynolds OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:19 PM

Count me in for 4


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#43 wazzal OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:17 PM

I'm in for 1 xD



#44 thevnaguy OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:32 PM

Put me down for 2 please :)

#45 5-11under OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:37 PM

Thanks for all the support so far. Current pre-order count is 64 units (32 customers). For regularly updated status, check out the first post. It shows the current pre-order count, links to some new similar threads elsewhere, FAQ, and my to-do list (nothing completed yet).



#46 Blinddog OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:18 PM

Please add me for 2.

 

Thanks



#47 Blazing Lazers OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:49 PM

Oh, wow- I just saw this. Please place me down for 2.



#48 5-11under OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:25 PM

Collection of sad, yet hopeful Microvisions:

 

MV.png

 



#49 thegoldenband OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:25 PM

Definitely in for one, maybe 2. (EDIT: Let's make it two!) My main MicroVision's screen is faded though still visible; need to check the other one I picked up, though I seem to recall it's OKish.



#50 ArcadeJunkie OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:43 PM

Collection of sad, yet hopeful Microvisions:
 
attachicon.gifMV.png


Cheers to bringing back life to a piece of gaming history! This replacement was desperately needed for a while...





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