First time Gameboy modding and unsure where to start with your gameboy makeover? We've made it as easy as possible for every first timer. Our starter kits are the budget friendly entry point and come with everything you need to overhaul your childhood Gameboy. We remove the hassle of trying to figure out what LCD kit is compatible with this or that brand of shell or do I need this lens or that Lens and so on. The ONLY thing you need is the internal PCB of your Gameboy. Select a kit color and let's get started!
This kit includes:
- LCD kit
- Shell and Lens
- Power switch, IR Shield
- Silicon pads
- Rear sticker
- Required screw drivers
1) Open Gameboy with provided screw driver. Detach LCD (two slide up latches on the side of the socket hold the ribbon in place). Remove screws holding the PCB in place and then lift the PCB free of the shell. Before moving onto the next step, take note of how the IR shield, power switch, buttons and silicone pads fit as it will help you fit these new parts into the new shell.
2) In the new shell, install the adhesive gasket and spacer in the circled location and in the correct orientation.
3) Peel protective film off the LCD. Note the correct orientation of the LCD screen (see picture) and then lay LCD into the shell siting up against the spacer that was installed in step 2. DO NOT apply pressure to the rear of the LCD panel. Apply very light pressure to the rear edges of the panel to achieve even contact with the adhesive gasket.
4) Connect LCD's video board to LCD panel via the bottom socks/ribbon cable. Connect the provided adapter ribbon cable to the top of the LCD's video board. Ensure both ribbon cables are seated in the correct orientation and have been secure with the latches before moving on.
5) Place the adapter ribbon cables touch sensor.
6) Intall IR sensor window (top right of shell), Power switch (left side of shell) buttons, silicone pads followed by the PCB that you removed from your Gameboy in step one. Ensure that the ribbon cable from your LCD kit is clearing the PCB. It should be visible and wrapping around above the PCB (See Picture). When you are satisfied that everything has bene installed correctly, screw down PCB and attached ribbon cable.
7) The LCD requires the soldering of that one loose wire attached to the ribbon cable. It can be soldered to the C Pin located on the power switch or soldered to the positive battery terminal (See Picture)
8) Test functionality of the system and then screw down the rear shell.
- This is a generic Game Boy Color shell. It may have very minor differences from your OEM shell.
- Retro Gaming Store Australia / Australian Stock
- Replacement parts