Game Boy DMG IPS LCD V2
The evolution of game boy modding has advanced to bring modern display technology to consoles over 30 years old. As children, we only dreamed of playing Pokemon in the dark, not to mention on beautiful contrast and color rich displays. Many will remember the way we had to angle the lamp to avoid glare or the funny worm lights and boxes that overtook the clean look of the classic brick shape. Decades later, we finally have a solution that meets today's standards.
- DMG IPS Front PCB (larger green board)
- DMG IPS Display Driver PCB (smaller green board)
- Ribbon cables 2x
- IPS LCD
- Optional IPS Bracket (sold separately)
- Tape strips (if not using aligning bracket)
- Tri-wing screwdriver
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Razor blade or X-acto knife
- Soldering iron for speaker install
- New or old speaker and wires
Be sure to test your components before installing and applying any adhesive. WARNING: LCD displays can be fragile and may break if dropped or if too much pressure is applied. Please be careful when installing.
Like any game boy project, start by removing the screws holding your original Game Boy together. 6 tri wing screws in total. Save these screws for installation later. After removing, gently separate the ribbon cable connection attaching the front and the back PCBs. Remove the screws attaching the front PCB to the front housing and set aside. Now is a great time to clean and refurbish your case if you plan to reuse it.
Backlight Color Control
The backlight color is controlled by pressing in on the black dial. Cycle through various color choices to match your game choice, mood or what you think looks best.
Before screwing the PCB back to the front housing, solder your speaker and optional speaker ring. Hot glue or speaker rings can be used to keep your new speaker from rattling. The traditional speaker replacements do not requires adapters or glue, just upgraded 1W or 2W speakers used with the CleanAmp Audio Amplifier.
Ribbon Cable Orientation
Next it's time to joint the front and back of the console. After doing so, test your installation once more to make sure you have completed the steps correctly.
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