GBA Backlight! (AGB-001)

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by zazilu, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. zazilu
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  2. Hanafuda

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    So, he took the screen from an AGS-101 backlit SP, and put it in an original GBA??? What a waste.
     
  3. W hat

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    There was a mod kit to do this yourself. It was called the Afterburner.
     
  4. Hanafuda

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    Pretty sure the Afterburner was a frontlight though. The backlit GBA screen is far superior - basically as good as a DSLite screen, just at lower res.
     
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    Pretty cool mod.
     
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    I'd love to do this. Looks like all you need is a cable adapter. I'd buy a broken ags101 and a five dollar cable but if you have to spend big bucks on a modded unit better to buy a new K1 gba
     
  7. DeMoN

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    Not a waste, I prefer the design and buttons of the original GBA to the SP.
     
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    I also prefer the original gba design. This guy is selling this conversion kit on taobao. You can get it through zarmark for $23. I'll pick one up and try it out.
     
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    where exactly can I get this kit? I tried looking on Taobao, but found nothing?
     
  10. Auyx

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    Very much this ^
     
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    If anyone could source that cable, I'd pay a decent amount of money for it. I'd absolutely love to have an OG GBA with a proper backlit screen.
     
  12. Thatotherpirateg

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    After hunting around for a while I found it, you have to buy the screen and cable separately.
    here are the links:
    http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=14045909056
    http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=16536976988
    They seem to sell really fast, when I found it last week they had 5 in stock, now they only have one. Luckily I placed an order last week, and mine should arrive tomorrow, so I'll post some pictures when I'm done
     
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    Thanks for this. I just ordered them through zarmark, came out to ~50 USD, plus whatever the final shipping charges. Steep, yes, but hopefully with the combination of rechargeable batteries and all that, it'll be the definitive GBA for me.
     
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    I also have the tutorial to install the kit, for both the 32 and 40 pin pcb if anybody wants it. It's in Chinese though , but it has pictures
    Just for interest sake, I found out that this guy makes these cables by hand, and he can only make 2 per day
     
  15. Auyx

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    Someone should bulk order a bunch, do the mod and get them on ebay. I'd pay for one as I cant figure out for the life of me how to order one from taobao.

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    He sells a complete system for about £40 but I cant get through the bloody checkout system?!?!?! Anyone trustworthy who speaks Chinese want to order one for me and I'll paypal you the cash + a bit extra for your trouble.

    Can be found here: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=15953144032
     
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    So got the kit yesterday, and just finished installing it. it looks awesome, the brightness is pretty much equal to the Gba SP+ on the lower setting. I'll post some pics in a bit
     
  17. Auyx

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    Looking forward to them, do you think the screen is original Nintendo or from one of the clones. Is the resolution correct on the screen?
     
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    I'm not sure if it's an original sp+ screen, but it's exactly the same. It could be an original, I don't know. Sorry about the blurry Ipad pics

    Let me know if you wanna see anything else


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  19. Auyx

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    Thanks for the pics, looks good to me. If only I could figure out how to order one from taobao I'd be all good. I think im gonna grab the kit of the screen and the adaptor.
     
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