Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)

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PostRe: Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)
by Victor Mildew » Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:28 pm

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Look at that beauty. New GB shell/buttons, funnyplaying IPS, power capacitor, cleanpower and cleanamp boards. :datass:

It took me about five hours, it still has a low hiss with the sound off and it makes a weird *vvvwip* when it powers off, but I did it, god damn it.


Awesome, good work! How did you find removing and replacing the bits?

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PostRe: Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)
by Chocolate-Milk » Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:56 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:Awesome, good work! How did you find removing and replacing the bits?

Fiddly, but doable. The capacitor came right out with no bother, but the power board was a ballache. No amount of wick or pumping would get rid of the solder, so I ended up clipping the legs and picking them out with tweezers. The case was made for that particular screen, so installing that was a breeze.

Not entirely convinced I did the cleanamp properly, but ho hum.

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PostRe: Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)
by Green Gecko » Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:14 pm

Looks lovely.

Edit: actually I'm not going to mention that because it might drive you absolutely nuts :slol:

It's to do with it being aftermarket case, of course.

Oh my god, actually it's close enough. The 'e' in Nintendo's logo is strawberry floating weird.

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PostRe: Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)
by Chocolate-Milk » Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:50 pm

It does look a bit off compared to the original, but it's so small I don't think it'll bother me! :lol:

What does bother me a little bit though, is that there's a noticeable rectangular border that shines through around the Gameboy Color logo when the brightness is up above 2, because there's a block of white pixels on the screen underneath to light it up. It'll probably be less obvious with a different colour, mind, but now that I've noticed I'll never stop looking for it! :slol:

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PostRe: Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)
by Robbo-92 » Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:53 pm

That looks gorgeous :wub:

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by Green Gecko » Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:03 pm

Great game choice BTW, I've specifically put that in my gameboy colour a bunch of times and powered it off the wall. The pack is ridiculous sticking out of an SP.

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PostRe: Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)
by Chocolate-Milk » Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:06 pm

I felt 7 years old again booting that up. It's still got my old save on it as well. :wub:

The rumble doesn't work anymore, but I couldn't find any info on repairing it.

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PostRe: Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)
by Johnny Ryall » Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:57 pm

Seen a few YouTube videos on that IPS mod and it looks incredible. Not a rabbit hole I want to fall down though, gooseberry fool looks expensive!

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PostRe: Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)
by Chocolate-Milk » Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:22 pm

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no, seriously

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PostRe: Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)
by Green Gecko » Tue Oct 19, 2021 2:03 am

So how deep are you now?

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PostRe: Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)
by Victor Mildew » Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:07 am

Pictures please!

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PostRe: Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)
by Chocolate-Milk » Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:10 am

Green Gecko wrote:So how deep are you now?

I'm about £280 in the hole. :slol:

It sounds bad, but that's including the GBC and GBA themselves, the full works for each (shells, buttons, IPS screens, audio boards, battery pack, etc.), plus all the soldering accoutrements.


Pictures of the GBA process are forthcoming!

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PostRe: Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)
by Victor Mildew » Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:17 am

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PostRe: Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)
by Chocolate-Milk » Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:26 am

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