They are pretty reliable, like most old Nintendo things. Few electronic devices come near three decades. The (S)NES consoles have seen TVs come and go. Sadly nothing lasts forever.
The DMG-001 with it’s greenish screen…
Outdated in every way one can imagine.
Still… I love this thing!
About two or three years ago one of my video recorders gave up the ghost because of worn video heads. VHS was one of the few good parts of my childhood. Guess how it felt to hear: “Does not matter! VHS is bad and outdated.” It is already pretty hard to get good VHS recorders in good condition (can be quite expensive). And the tapes… goes to much off-topic.
The DMG-001 is easier to replace at the moment. But: This sucks! Maybe someone with more knowledge about these thing can still repair it or at least salvage some parts.
For today is enough,I think that´s it for the Gameboy.
I have to accept it.
What makes me sooo sad: This I my Wifes FIRST Video Game Device,she grew up with it and makes me feel a little sad,that I am not able to fix it.......