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11-09-20 The NEW Microvision LCD display screen samples have completed final testing at the factory.  Several demonstration videos have gone back and forth and everything looks good.  The samples are being shipped back this week so I can evaluate them.  The new LCD units were demonstrated working fine with the correct contrast(LCD voltage) control.  There is a good window of the rear contrast knob rotation to compensate for battery depletion.  I'll add new videos of the devices once they are checked out.

 

11-11-20 The samples arrived and checked out fine.  I'll set up pre-orders on ebay and at the www.voiceofthemummy.com/staging website.  Several games are supported here with Microvision in the list.

 

The NEW LCD Pre-Order is listed on eBay and on the Voice of the Mummy website using PayPal.  You don't have to have a paypal account to use this checkout.

https://voiceofthemummy.com/staging/microvision-lcd-display/

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224090610358

 

International Orders.  Please use the ebay item links.  eBay takes care of the customs paperwork and has shipping protection for both the buyers and sellers.

 

11-14-20 NEW LCD install page.  It will have both the standard "drop in" replacement LCD plus the backlight kit instructions.  I'll add more pics and tips on installing these NEW LCDs once the xmas rush is over.

 

12-04-20 The backlight kits have been finalized.  This will require one new zebra connector.  The larger zebra connector is reused.  This kit contains a NEW transmissive LCD(made for backlighting), a backlight unit and a new zebra connector.  The backlight unit will have the current limiting resistor attached.  There are 2 solder connection points pictured in further posts.

 

12-10-20 The NEW LCDs are due to arrive mid January 2021.

 

12-22-20 The production LCD units are being packed up for shipment.  Scheduled delivery is still mid January.  Once they are delivered,  a small group will be checked out thoroughly.  Then the orders will be filled.  Before each unit is packed for shipment, each unit will undergo a quick check in the test jig.  Stay tuned.

 

12-27-20 The backlight kits have sold out.

 

01-05-21 A new batch of backlit LCD kits have been ordered.  These are due to arrive mid to late February 2021.These new kits can be pre-ordered on the website with paypal. You don't need a paypal account.

https://voiceofthemummy.com/staging/microvision-lcd-display/

 

03-02-21 DUE TO THE CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION, BACKLIT KIT PRODUCTION AND SHIPMENTS ARE DELAYED.  Both the 2nd and 3rd batches will be begin shipping out 04-05.

 

03-25 The New Microvision Backlit LCDs Kits have arrived. Shipments will begin 03-29

 

Any units that were sent in for the backlit kit install will be started that week. They will be installed and shipped out based on order date.

Also on ebay for international orders.

Standard LCD replacement https://www.ebay.com/itm/224090610358 

Backlit LCD kits https://www.ebay.com/itm/224305234088

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Just now, Relicgamer said:

I wanted to post a comment so I can be in the loop. I'm happy with your continued work on this. 

Thanks!  I feel like I got booted! 🤔  I was at the point of no return to stop now.  I've been working really hard with the vendor on this.

 

I wasn't trying to take the guys project.  He just never responded to messages or forums posts.  No idea.  Does he not get notifications?

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10 minutes ago, [email protected] said:

Thanks!  I feel like I got booted! 🤔  I was at the point of no return to stop now.  I've been working really hard with the vendor on this.

 

I wasn't trying to take the guys project.  He just never responded to messages or forums posts.  No idea.  Does he not get notifications?

Your correct. Its been dormant too long. I get it its difficult and you have to keep people informed.  I had a similar situation with something and people were asking me all the time and I just responded the facts. And when it didnt pan out I told them. He has a point about you having your own spot and thats actually better.  I was thinking this project was dead. Then you came and got things moving. In the end I hope this lites the fire on this project and gets this little handheld the attention it needs. 

Thanks for your efforts 

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19 minutes ago, Relicgamer said:

Your correct. Its been dormant too long. I get it it's difficult and you have to keep people informed.  I had a similar situation with something and people were asking me all the time and I just responded with the facts. And when it didn't pan out I told them. He has a point about you having your own spot and that's actually better.  I was thinking this project was dead. Then you came and got things moving. In the end I hope this lites the fire on this project and gets this little handheld the attention it needs. 

Thanks for your efforts 

Thanks for your support!

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2 minutes ago, ianoid said:

I would buy several screens depending on the price. 

Yea, the price is still up in the air until these are in production.   What is a good price that works for you?

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$20-$30 sounds about right as my best guess.  But RB, you are the man!  You have resurrected this project and due to 5-11's silence, you have become invested.  Run with this bro, since he want's to go his own way, he'll be playing catch up to you while you ride your momentum wave.  I believe pride has gotten in the way of partnering but you hustle and I like that.  Don't get discouraged from your great project, I appreciate 5-11 kickstarting this, but it's been too long and we need to see results and you are delivering results.  My saliva on the side of my mouth has dried from waiting...  Now it's just a race to having stock. 

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23 minutes ago, yoras said:

$20-$30 sounds about right as my best guess.  But RB, you are the man!  You have resurrected this project and due to 5-11's silence, you have become invested.  Run with this bro, since he want's to go his own way, he'll be playing catch up to you while you ride your momentum wave.  I believe pride has gotten in the way of partnering but you hustle and I like that.  Don't get discouraged from your great project, I appreciate 5-11 kickstarting this, but it's been too long and we need to see results and you are delivering results.  My saliva on the side of my mouth has dried from waiting...  Now it's just a race to having stock. 

Nice!  Yes, I agree. Those are the best guess $ numbers.  Thanks for your support on this.  I have 4 units in dire need of new displays.  2 are still working but fading fast.

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Really looking forward to this!  I have one, lone little dude that needs the screen, and the way this project has moved along fills me with optimism that one day he'll live again!

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10 minutes ago, mehlen said:

Really looking forward to this!  I have one, lone little dude that needs the screen, and the way this project has moved along fills me with optimism that one day he'll live again!

Yes it will!!

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Good thing you have your own thread now! 👍 Are you going to ship to Germany? $30 doesn't sound like a lot, but with shipping and customs it could easily double for foreign customers. Hope I will be able to afford two or three of these.

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29 minutes ago, dantist said:

Good thing you have your own thread now! 👍 Are you going to ship to Germany? $30 doesn't sound like a lot, but with shipping and customs it could easily double for foreign customers. Hope I will be able to afford two or three of these.

That should not be a problem at all. Three of those should go first class international.

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17 hours ago, [email protected] said:

Thanks!  I feel like I got booted! 🤔  I was at the point of no return to stop now.  I've been working really hard with the vendor on this.

 

I wasn't trying to take the guys project.  He just never responded to messages or forums posts.  No idea.  Does he not get notifications?

No idea on the notifications, but he set his OWN timeline of dates to meet, and he failed to meet the second one (shipping the game to the vendor).  Then he didn't respond at all for months, although he had logged into the forum almost every day.  He could have just taken a few seconds to post 'Still here, hang on' or something.

 

He posted this mid-April:

Mini update because my deadline is up... I did some investigation into shipping prices to China - the conclusion is that all methods are expensive. Anyway, the plan is to send this out tonight.

That was sending the console to China.

He posted a week later talking about how the screens can get damaged, but no comment about NOT shipping the game out on the night he said he was going to...

And then he suddenly re-appears now, 7 months later, and apparently STILL hasn't shipped them the console, thus missing his own deadline by 7 months.

 

Ah well...  I'll need about 10 of them, so whenever they are ready...  :)

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6 hours ago, Rik1138 said:

No idea on the notifications, but he set his OWN timeline of dates to meet, and he failed to meet the second one (shipping the game to the vendor).  Then he didn't respond at all for months, although he had logged into the forum almost every day.  He could have just taken a few seconds to post 'Still here, hang on' or something.

 

He posted this mid-April:

 

 

That was sending the console to China.

He posted a week later talking about how the screens can get damaged, but no comment about NOT shipping the game out on the night he said he was going to...

And then he suddenly reappears now, 7 months later, and apparently STILL hasn't shipped them the console, thus missing his own deadline by 7 months.

 

Ah well...  I'll need about 10 of them, so whenever they are ready...  :)

👍  Still working on the shipment schedule to the US.  Also, working on some last minute videos back and forth to make sure the rear "contrast adjustment" or LCD voltage adjustment will compensate for normal battery depletion.  This needs to be in an acceptable window using an actual battery and not just a regulated bench power supply.

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I just want to say, I appreciate you jumping on this and reviving what was thought to be a dead project. You managed to get a lot done with little time. I have two Microvisions I want to restore so I would like to order two when the time comes.

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