Can I use a white tab SP screen with a brown tab SP?

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    dj505 Inexperienced Romhacker

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    I ordered a new screen for my old SP since the ribbon cable on the original tore. I'm not planning on making an AGB-101, just refurbishing my old SP. The screen I ordered has a white tab, but the original has a brown one, and I'm hoping the white tab one will work fine on my SP.
     
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    i believe nintendo original sp has white tab lcd. you can use brown tab lcd but some mod required. two lcd have some different pinout, so not 100% compatible.

    if you have really brown one in yours, i think its not the original. i think previous owner or someone did modded already.

    anyway, its not permanent damage when you use other side lcd. so i recommend try it first, and then figure that out.
     
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    I got another response to this question elsewhere saying that the white tab LCD will work perfectly fine in a brown tab SP. I forgot to mention this is an AGS-101 SP that had a backlight originally. It's never been modified, even by the original owner. If, however, it doesn't work, what kind of modifications would I need to do?
     
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    i can confirm that AGS-101 motherboard works fine with WHITE aswell with BROWN tab LCD, also i want to mention that WHITE tab LCD inside NINTENDO GBASP doesnt say its original, i have tons of original GBASPs with BROWN tab display inside, more than that, 8 out of 10 i've found in bad condition original GBASPs from flea markets had BROWN tab display inside.
     
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    dj505 Inexperienced Romhacker

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    Ok, awesome! Funny you mention the flea market thing, because the 101 I have is from the flea market lol. Got it for like $20 along with tetris and Pokemon Leaf Green, as well as a carrying case. It was pretty beat up, too. Thanks for your help!