Best place to buy a pre-backlit original GBA?

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  1. NANASHI89
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    Wanna see about getting an original GBA but with a backlit screen pre-installed....
     
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    woa thats a lot!
    i made a gba for 460+ bucks ;O;
    theese prices are ridicolous...
     
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    Would ebay or etsy be cheaper?
     
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  6. $475 for a fully loaded one?! :wtf:
     
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    Your getting the GBA and the backlight mod + work done to the shell to get it to fit.

    If you got a GBA, and willing to do the mod itself. You can buy the cable and screen from http://store.kitsch-bent.com

    screen: http://store.kitsch-bent.com/product/game-boy-advance-sp-backlit-lcd-screen
    cable: http://store.kitsch-bent.com/product/game-boy-advance-lcd-ribbon-cable-adapter

    You will need to modify the shell by removing some of the plastic parts.
    You will need to have soldering skills and a short length of wire if your following the rose color gaming guide here: https://rosecoloredgaming.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/gba-back-light-instructions-v41.pdf
     
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    ebay will always be cheaper
     
  10. StuntGuy

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    Hey I wanted to ask you how bright is the brightest setting on your GBA from that seller? I bought the 5 level brightness one from him and it didn't work it kept flashing and went down to the dimmest setting and was stuck there forever so I sent it back to him, he's asking Me if I want a full refund or for him to fix it and send it back, reason im asking is because I'm not confident He knows what hes doing with the 5 level brightness mod and from what I can find and what it looks like in pictures is that this "brightness switch" mod seems more simple to pull off so I might just ask him to do that instead for me but before I do I wanted to know how bright that mod can get. I'm not sure if your familiar with the GB Boy colour but if you are does the highest brightness setting on your GBA mod compare to the brightness on a GB Boy colour? Or is it darker, sorry for the long post just trying to find out more about this
     
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