Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

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Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Post by pubjoe » June 14th, 2018, 9:19 am

gameboy modding sauna meet? :fastlove:

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Post by cools » June 14th, 2018, 10:02 am

For screen protectors I use the bathroom with the steam method. Leave the shower running for 5 minutes, keep cleaning the screen, keep shower running and once I'm happy no new dust seems to be settling work on the installation. No issues with moisture.

The DMG seems to be more tolerant, you're working in a very confined space and you have a chance to get the dust out as there's no adhesive required. Didn't have any trouble with dust. Was working in two kitchens though, FWIW.
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Post by cools » June 30th, 2018, 1:38 pm

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Post by cools » July 2nd, 2018, 1:48 pm

Hopefully my buying spree is done. Four original transparent DMG-01 in total. I'll green backlight the remaining three, keep one as a spare and sell the other two.

Still need to backlight my GBAs too. Got everything unpacked yesterday after the house move, should have time soon.
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Post by cools » July 13th, 2018, 11:12 pm

Did a GBA. Took ages because I was triple checking everything and reassembling to make sure it all fit. Easy enough. Would have been quicker with a non-Poundland scalpel set.
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That's with the DA1 point soldered, and I didn't need to adjust the pot at all.

Cheapro plastic lens fitted as the original was pretty scratched up before I started, and I managed to scratch the inside during the work...
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Post by cools » July 26th, 2018, 10:12 pm

Micro Machines. Cracking little version of the game done by Ocean, almost unplayable on a stock DMG due to blur. Brilliant on a bivert!
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Post by cools » August 14th, 2018, 10:25 pm

Got a copy of Drill Dozer on the way and figured I should do another AGB-101 so I'd have a way to play it. Two hours work later:
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A bit less frustratingly fiddly with a decent knife (I bought an X-Acto Z specifically to do these) but just as tedious. Can't get away with collateral scratches in a transparent case. Kept the original plastic lens undamaged in this one.

Very little light bleed too.
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Post by pubjoe » August 14th, 2018, 11:25 pm

Great work! I forgot to get a cheap lens from you for my transparent GBA.

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Post by cools » August 15th, 2018, 7:32 am

I forgot to pack them.
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Post by markedkiller78 » August 15th, 2018, 8:06 am

Are you selling any more GBAs?
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Post by cools » August 15th, 2018, 8:14 am

I've got another two to mod, both are Fuschia ones. I'll keep one and sell the other.
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Post by markedkiller78 » August 15th, 2018, 8:16 am

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Post by cools » August 15th, 2018, 9:30 am

Might do one tonight, I forgot I bought some new flush cutters that should make the plastic trimming a lot quicker. £60+P&P
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Post by cools » August 21st, 2018, 9:25 am

Damn it.
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This one must have taken a fall in a previous life. While reassembling the screw post near the power switch shattered. A touch of superglue to try and bodge it... bad idea, the fumes denatured the backlight. :palm: Now I'm out a shell, a screen, and a replacement lens. :roll:

Got a clear shell and another screen on the way from ViViGame and Gamers Zone Store on Aliexpress.
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Post by geotrig » August 21st, 2018, 10:14 am

:( pity

so any sign of all those gb /gbc /gba games landing yet ?
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Post by cools » August 21st, 2018, 10:24 am

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Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Post by cools » August 21st, 2018, 11:00 am

For over a week, so I'm chasing Parcel Force about what the hold up is.
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