Do GBC's have a Backlight?

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  1. Drackos_flare
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    I bought a GBC today, I turned it on, and there was no blackight, or it dident work or something.
    Do GBC's have a backlight? Should I get a refund? Or what?
     
  2. Hielkenator

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    No they do not have backlights.
    GB advance sp was the first GB to have a backlight.
     
  3. dilav

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    You must of forgotten the GB light
    Edit: Can't recall if GB pocket were lighted
     
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    O_O you must be smokin the good stuff, man...
    Dafuq, I've never even heard of the GB Light before... thanks, Wikipedia, and thanks dilav for making me aware of more awesome things USA never got.

    GB had a brightness dial.
    GBP had a brightness dial.
    GBC did not.
    GBA did not, though the Afterburner existed eventually.
    GBA SP did.
    GBAM did.
     
  5. Presto99

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    yeah, my GBC doesn't have a backlight. Seriously, I still play it, and the lack of a backlight can happen on old stuff. :P
     
  6. YayMii

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    There's no backlight on the GBC's screen. However, it looks really nice in the sun compared to recent systems.
     
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    Although the GBC did not, the Pocket did have a version that did(japan only). The Gameboy Lite.
    [​IMG]
    Oh the arm, leg and undropped left nut that i would have give for this as a young boy.
     
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    I tought there was a backlit color in japan but I guess I was thinking of pocket.


     
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  11. Shano56

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    i remember playing my gbc and gba in the car as a kid...having to turn on the cab light in order to see late at night. ah sweet nostalgia
     
  12. elgarta

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    Bolded the important part in that comparison. The light was an attachment that basically acted as a torch iirc. The second SP model was the first backlit gameboy

    My bad, I thought the GB light was one of the light accessories like pictured below, not an actual console:

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    [​IMG]

    I'd never heard of the Gameboy Light though
     
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  13. Ace Overclocked

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    the gameboy light is the 3rd gameboy revision and it had backlighting, japan only tho
     
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  14. Skelletonike

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    I had both of those. xP
    Also had one for the GBC, kinda like the GB one, but meant for the GBC. =O
     
  15. thaddius

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    If you have a spare (preferably broken) GBA SP lying around, you can mod your GBC to use the GBA SP's front light like I did. Here's some instructions.
     
  16. Ammako

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    I think you got confused between brightness and contrast.

    Though it uses two AA batteries, unlike the Gameboy Pocket which uses two AAA batteries.
    This makes it so the Gameboy Light has these ugly bumps on the battery cover
     
  17. thaddius

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    The screen on the Light is a pretty shitty one too. Also, the system's switch has an, off, on, and light setting, so if you want to turn the light off but keep your system on, sometimes you'll make the mistake of turning it off instead.

    EDIT: My wording above was a little awkward, so here's a photo of what I mean:
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    The middle setting turns the system on, the rightmost setting turns the light on.
     
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    Regardless i would have done just about anything to get my hands on one if i knew they existed back then.
    I had a worm light at one point, it was the worst light ever. It "kinda" lit the screen lol. Kinda.
     
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    Omfg, I hated those worm lights.

    For my GBC I had this light that looked like a... sludge monster (think Muk, almost), with a few different tendrils, and the main one was a bendy one with a light in it. Wrapped around the top of the GBC. It still kinda sucked, but it was awesome to look at.
     
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    I spy with my little eye, a flashcard in that Gameboy Light