Backlit GBA

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Jerret Douglass, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Jerret Douglass
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    Jerret Douglass Advanced Member

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    Hey everyone, I am looking to buy a backlit GBA because personally I think the GBA's design is far superior and comfortable to the GBA SP. I have a couple places that I could get one from and wanted to know if anyone had experience purchasing from these people. If anyone has bought from these places I'd just like to know if the overall quality and experience with the people was good. Thanks.

    Ebay seller: http://www.ebay.com/itm/gameboy-adv...onsoles_VideoGameConsoles&hash=item35cb4c865c

    Asian Seller: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm....0&id=14245351947&ad_id=&am_id=&cm_id=&pm_id=
     
  2. Nusdogg

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    The Asian Seller you listed is known as Zerey Zhang. He sells the back lit kit (custom ribbon cable and/or GBASP+ Replacement LCD screen). I bought a pre-modded console from him, and one of the battery post on the Negative side is so worn out that everytime there's a slight movement, the console restarts or shuts off. Good thing it wasn't anything major. But what disappoint me is that he doesn't make sure the console runs properly before shipping it out, and I also saw that the power wire for the LCD screen got pinched between the two halves shell casing. I had to fix that. He does good work, but it seems like he doesn't double check his work. He is a good guy indeed and is well known for this custom ribbon cables. Seems like everybody else received their modded unit with no problems though, so it may just be me and one or two other people that may encounter this.

    Seeing that you're from the U.S, just get one from Rose Colored Gaming. It'll be faster shipping for you. He does awesome job and very clean work with everything new! Even the front screen protector is made out of glass instead of the plastic ones. Here's the link to Wiggy's site: http://www.rosecoloredgaming.com/portables.html
     
  3. Jerret Douglass
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    Hey man thanks for the reply, I appreciated all the juicy details you included and the US seller.
     
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    Wow these mods are amazing!