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Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Post by cools » April 25th, 2018, 1:31 pm

GameBoy Advance backlight mods, where can I get one?

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Re: Wanted: Game Boy Advance (modded with backlit screen)

Post by pubjoe » April 26th, 2018, 7:14 am

I know it’s not what you asked for but it’s a really easy mod to do yourself. My screen cost me £28 from Aliexpress. It’s at least as good as an AGS101 (which I also have). There are two types of screen connector for two types of GBA PCB. If you end up going down this route I’ll consult my memberry banks.

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Re: Wanted: Game Boy Advance (modded with backlit screen)

Post by cools » April 26th, 2018, 7:48 am

I am looking into this too. My prime concern is buying one with original shell and buttons, plastic lens and a good mod job. And not a ridiculous labour charge slapped on.
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Re: Wanted: Game Boy Advance (modded with backlit screen)

Post by markedkiller78 » April 26th, 2018, 7:53 am

You get replacement glsss lenses now too

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Re: Wanted: Game Boy Advance (modded with backlit screen)

Post by cools » April 26th, 2018, 9:13 am

cools wrote:plastic lens
The way I treat portables, glass would be idiotic.
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Re: Wanted: Game Boy Advance (modded with backlit screen)

Post by cools » April 26th, 2018, 9:45 am

cools wrote:Still hunting. White preferred, definitely not purple.
Ugh, the white yellows. :problem:
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Re: Wanted: Game Boy Advance (modded with backlit screen)

Post by nem » April 26th, 2018, 1:32 pm

I didn't know you can pick up backlit screens from Aliexpress :-o Excellent!

Now where the hell did I put that bloody console...

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Re: Wanted: Game Boy Advance (modded with backlit screen)

Post by cools » April 27th, 2018, 9:30 am

Going down the rabbit hole again. YAJ has ridiculously OTT bundles of gameboy ****, and I couldnt resist this: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3587226253
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Re: Wanted: Game Boy Advance (modded with backlit screen)

Post by geotrig » April 27th, 2018, 9:36 am

price is right ,but worst pics ever ,it could be bluey /purple ! :lol:

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Re: Wanted: Game Boy Advance (modded with backlit screen)

Post by cools » April 27th, 2018, 9:41 am

It probably is.

I can almost guarantee I will break something/do something wrong modding the first one - so a cheap sacrifice :lol:
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Re: Wanted: Game Boy Advance (modded with backlit screen)

Post by cools » April 27th, 2018, 9:42 am

You simply don't see this kind of thing in the UK: https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/u194507324
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Re: Wanted: Game Boy Advance (modded with backlit screen)

Post by pubjoe » April 27th, 2018, 9:48 am

Yeah that must be a purple.

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Re: Wanted: Game Boy Advance (modded with backlit screen)

Post by markedkiller78 » April 27th, 2018, 12:34 pm

Everdrive brah

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Re: Wanted: Game Boy Advance (modded with backlit screen)

Post by cools » April 27th, 2018, 1:05 pm

Nah. I don't know why but I've had an urge for a random Game Boy library of bare carts for a few years - probably related to mine being nicked back as a kid. Tried with some original form GB and GBC a while back and didn't find the motivation continued for long.

Consider it my equivalent of your toy and steelbook stuff ;)
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Re: Wanted: Game Boy Advance (modded with backlit screen)

Post by cools » April 27th, 2018, 1:37 pm

cools wrote:You simply don't see this kind of thing in the UK: https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/u194507324
Help :oops:
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Re: Wanted: Game Boy Advance (modded with backlit screen)

Post by LEGENOARYNINLIA » April 27th, 2018, 1:39 pm

Have you considered a GB Boy Colour?

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Post by cools » April 27th, 2018, 1:45 pm

Aspect ratio horror
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Re: Wanted: Game Boy Advance (modded with backlit screen)

Post by LEGENOARYNINLIA » April 27th, 2018, 1:47 pm

I guess I'm not that fussy about original Game Boy stuff as I never had one as a kid.

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Re: Wanted: Game Boy Advance (modded with backlit screen)

Post by markedkiller78 » April 27th, 2018, 1:52 pm

My first GB was a GBP, so I was late to the party. I finished all the mainstream 1st party and excellent (at the time) capcom Zelda games.

Going back to the GB is too much of a step back. GBA is still incredible though

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Re: Wanted: Game Boy Advance (modded with backlit screen)

Post by geotrig » April 27th, 2018, 1:54 pm

lol cools ,you win the auction ?

trk mine (gb boy color) was great till i dropped it ! :problem:

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