Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)

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PostRe: Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)
by Chocolate-Milk » Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:36 pm

Do let us know if you decide to stream it, Dev. I look forward to it!

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PostRe: Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)
by Cheeky Devlin » Tue Nov 02, 2021 11:19 pm

Chocolate-Milk wrote:Do let us know if you decide to stream it, Dev. I look forward to it!

Yeah I think I will.

Need to let everyone see my shite soldering skills live. :lol:

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PostRe: Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)
by Rex Kramer » Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:04 am

Cheeky Devlin wrote:Looks great bud.

Not been following the thread too closely, but it's been in the back of my mind. Been wanting to sort out my GBA for a long time now.

So I just pulled the trigger on essentially the same stuff as Chocolate-Milk did. Going for a full Black shell with white buttons look for my GBA.

Think I might even do the modding on stream, same idea as the LEGO build stream I did.

How much did it all cost you?

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PostRe: Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)
by Cheeky Devlin » Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:59 am

Rex Kramer wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:Looks great bud.

Not been following the thread too closely, but it's been in the back of my mind. Been wanting to sort out my GBA for a long time now.

So I just pulled the trigger on essentially the same stuff as Chocolate-Milk did. Going for a full Black shell with white buttons look for my GBA.

Think I might even do the modding on stream, same idea as the LEGO build stream I did.

How much did it all cost you?

Got the lot from retrosix.co.uk:

GBA IPS Screen Kit
Screen Dust Guard
Screen Bracket
IPS Glass Screen
GBA Shell (Black)
USB-C Battery Cover
GBA Pure White Buttons
CleanJuice USB C Battery Pack

Add on VAT and Shipping and it was £124.32 all in. Most of that was the Screen Kit and the Battery Pack.

I didn't bother with the Dehum/Dehiss stuff, but I might get that down the line.

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PostRe: Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)
by Victor Mildew » Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:13 am

Cheeky Devlin wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:Looks great bud.

Not been following the thread too closely, but it's been in the back of my mind. Been wanting to sort out my GBA for a long time now.

So I just pulled the trigger on essentially the same stuff as Chocolate-Milk did. Going for a full Black shell with white buttons look for my GBA.

Think I might even do the modding on stream, same idea as the LEGO build stream I did.

How much did it all cost you?

Got the lot from retrosix.co.uk:

GBA IPS Screen Kit
Screen Dust Guard
Screen Bracket
IPS Glass Screen
GBA Shell (Black)
USB-C Battery Cover
GBA Pure White Buttons
CleanJuice USB C Battery Pack

Add on VAT and Shipping and it was £124.32 all in. Most of that was the Screen Kit and the Battery Pack.

I didn't bother with the Dehum/Dehiss stuff, but I might get that down the line.


Did they put an extra 'free' shell in with that? They've done that twice for me now on my orders, and the first time I assumed it was a mistake, but then I ordered the bits to fill that shell, and with that order came another one, so I think it might be to get you to do exactly what I did and order more bits.

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PostRe: Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)
by Chocolate-Milk » Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:24 am

They did that with mine too, actually. They say the Cleanjuice is installed in a half shell for shipping purposes, but they sent mine in a full shell, along with the other one I'd actually ordered.

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PostRe: Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)
by Victor Mildew » Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:28 am

That was it, the battery was in the full red shell. Doesn't explain the random dmg shell with the next one though, as I only ordered a screen and some buttons that time.

Hexx wrote:Ad7 is older and balder than I thought.
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PostRe: Modding my Gameboy Pocket (kind of tutorial-ish)
by Cheeky Devlin » Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:33 am

Victor Mildew wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:Looks great bud.

Not been following the thread too closely, but it's been in the back of my mind. Been wanting to sort out my GBA for a long time now.

So I just pulled the trigger on essentially the same stuff as Chocolate-Milk did. Going for a full Black shell with white buttons look for my GBA.

Think I might even do the modding on stream, same idea as the LEGO build stream I did.

How much did it all cost you?

Got the lot from retrosix.co.uk:

GBA IPS Screen Kit
Screen Dust Guard
Screen Bracket
IPS Glass Screen
GBA Shell (Black)
USB-C Battery Cover
GBA Pure White Buttons
CleanJuice USB C Battery Pack

Add on VAT and Shipping and it was £124.32 all in. Most of that was the Screen Kit and the Battery Pack.

I didn't bother with the Dehum/Dehiss stuff, but I might get that down the line.


Did they put an extra 'free' shell in with that? They've done that twice for me now on my orders, and the first time I assumed it was a mistake, but then I ordered the bits to fill that shell, and with that order came another one, so I think it might be to get you to do exactly what I did and order more bits.

Not that I've noticed, but I've only just ordered it all, so we'll see what turns up.

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