Any way to have a GBA SP quality screen on an original GBA?

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I love my GBA SP AGS-101 which has the front lit screen for the best quality screen. However, I like the GBA original system's form factor since I have large hands. Any way to have an SP quality LCD screen in an original GBA system?
 

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If that's the case, and you already have a GBA-SP, why not try using those plastic add-ons that go onto the device. There's a plastic handle add-on and a button cover. Not sure if they are still available new, but you may be able to find it on eBay.
 

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It will involve sacrificing the frontlight from a legit GBA SP, but that's easy enough to find on eBay.

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=27338
 

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I recently obtained a decently-installed Afterburner fitted GBA system from a fellow member here on GBATemp, and to be honest I'm kinda disappointed considering that I had wanted one for about 8 years. The frontlight quality just isn't up to the same standard as even my backlit DS Phat, though to be fair I never had a frontlit GBA SP so I don't know how it compares to that. I'm curious if the SP screen transplant I mentioned in my last post would be any better or worse than this Afterburner kit.

Though I do agree, after a while emulation just doesn't work well anymore in terms of enjoyment factor, depending on the game of course.
 

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I once compared a friend's gba sp frontlight to my backlit ds phat and sure enough the contrast and saturation was better with the backlit screen.
 

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I love my GBA SP AGS-101 which has the front lit screen for the best quality screen. However, I like the GBA original system's form factor since I have large hands. Any way to have an SP quality LCD screen in an original GBA system?
It's possible to transplant a 101 screen to a GBA but it's a rather messy business.
 

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I love my GBA SP AGS-101 which has the front lit screen for the best quality screen. However, I like the GBA original system's form factor since I have large hands. Any way to have an SP quality LCD screen in an original GBA system?
AGS-101 was backlit?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Boy_Advance_SP#Backlit_Model_.28AGS-101.29
 

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Isn't the K1 gba clone that plays official gba carts backlit? I don't have one, thats why I'm asking, cuz i am very much considering getting one, and I would definitely get one in an original gba form and not the sp form.

Edit: After a quick search I see that the k1 only comes in SP form, any word if they're going to release it in the original form? Cuz they're missing out on some consumers if they don't release that. Seriously the original gba felt so much better in my hands than the SP ever did.
 

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Isn't the K1 gba clone that plays official gba carts backlit? I don't have one, thats why I'm asking, cuz i am very much considering getting one, and I would definitely get one in an original gba form and not the sp form.

Edit: After a quick search I see that the k1 only comes in SP form, any word if they're going to release it in the original form? Cuz they're missing out on some consumers if they don't release that. Seriously the original gba felt so much better in my hands than the SP ever did.
Yes, the K1 is backlit. They intend to release a K101 as well, which has a "dingoo" form factor, which is similar to the original GBA. It won't look like a near copy the way the K1 is of the SP, though. I suggest looking up Another World's review of the K1 before making your decision, though.
 
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