AGS-101 screen help

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Bobaf81, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. Bobaf81

    Bobaf81 Newbie

    Jun 22, 2014
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Hi there, I hope someone can help! I recently bought a refurbished 101 with a new case. On booting it up the logo screen looks very "off white". It's an almost blue/yellow hue to it instead. I bought a graphite grey original US 101 from another seller and compared them. That's also a little further off white again. They both look different side by side in the whites. On opening them up the back of the screens are the same with a serial numbers and a couple of stickers under a black square. I'm worried that the screens are third party and faulty. Can anyone tell me their colour experiences with 101 screens and whether this is normal? And whether the internal back of the screen I described is as you would expect? Thanks!

    I also have a feeling the first one, the refurb, might be on a 001 board. Is there any way to tell if it is and whether it's fake? Is the Nintendo stamp on the board a good sign that it's legit?
  2. Dym

    Dym Member

    Nov 12, 2008
    The only way is to open the SP up and find a small rectangular PCB on the motherbord. If it's there, you've been sold a refurbished AGS-001 with an aftermarket backlit screen and shell. That's the only thing they sell you "as new" on eBay these days and it comes from the same factory in China.