Can someone help me on modding my GBA?

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  1. Red9419
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    Hello i would like to mod my GBA so it can have back light, but im a noob at this. Ok so i have 2 GBAs and 2 GBA SPs.
    GBA 1: AGB-001 32 pin
    GBA 2: AGB-001 40 pin
    GBASP1: AGS-001 34 pin
    GBASP2: AGS-101 34 pin

    I do not know what GBA SP screen to use on either GBA any help?
    Oh and another question
    Will this adapter and wire work?: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-GA...729?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27ee0a1911 And if so which one do i use on what gba

    Would this soldering iron work for this:
    http://www.amazon.com/60-Watts-Soldering-Iron-listed/dp/B0006NGZK0/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_3 Sorry if i worded this poorly and is confusing but thank you!
     
  2. Monty Kensicle

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    Your GBASP1 is only a frontlight as opposed to the SP2 which is a better backlit LCD. Have you opened them up yet? The SP2 has two different types of LCD that work better with either the 32 or 40 pin original GBAs.

    A GBASP2 with a white tab on the LCD ribbon cable works best with a 32-pin original GBA, a brown tabbed cable is used with the 40-pin original GBA.
     
  3. Red9419
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    I have opened up GBASP1 but have re assembled both GBAs (Not much of a problem) Do i open GBASP2? If i do what would i look for

    Edit:Sorry did not see your latest edit
     
  4. Monty Kensicle

    Monty Kensicle Yay!

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    No problem, you should buy the adapter that matches the 32 or 40 pin of the original GBA. If you like I can upload pictures of the two tab types to look for in the SPs.

    That iron should do the trick.
     
  5. Red9419
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    Sorry it took me a while to respond i lost my screw driver and just found it, but i would like for you to upload images if it if you are busy or can't i understand.

    Edit:Hopefully you think I'm not rushing you or anything. I know you are busy (School/Work/Etc) ,but can you post the pictures?
     
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