Game Boy Micro has yellow "glare" spot in middle of screen?

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  1. xwatchmanx
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    I got a Game Boy Micro just recently, and it works great, but there's what appears to be a yellow "glare" spot in the center of the screen. It's only seriously visible when the colors are darker (when the screen goes black, or when opening the start menu in Metroid Zero Mission, for example), other than that, I barely notice it. Any suggestions? I can live with it, but if it's an easy fix (such as dust behind the screen), I'd like to take care of it. One of the screws on the Micro is missing, and another is loose-ish, so it does make sense to me that the previous owner opened it at some point to change the battery or something, and dust got into it. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Latiken

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    It makes sense that he opened it to do something. Maybe some liquid or dust got in there like you said? It might be normal do to oldness (but still awesomeness!).
     
  3. Daku93

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    I have two Gameboy Micros. One green European and one black Japaneese and both have the problem you described.
     
  4. xwatchmanx
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    Hm..
     
  5. regnad

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    I have a Japanese GBM which I bought used. It was fine for a while, but a few months ago got the same problem you describe.
     
  6. nukeboy95

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    not sure
    i had a sp and ds phat with that problem
     
  7. Lemmy Koopa

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    Any pictures?
     
  8. xwatchmanx
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    xwatchmanx GBAtemp's (Un)Ironic Weeaboo

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    The only camera i have access to is the 5mp one on my smartphone, and im not sure it can take a high-quality enough pic to tell. :\ I'll take one and try tomorrow, though.
     
  9. wiggatron

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    It probably overheated at some point. I'd wager that it was left on a chair, or dashboard, or whatever in the sunlight for too long :(
     
  10. Kouen Hasuki

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    My Micro is still White and Bright,

    It is however kept in a leather case when not in use and always charged outside of the leather case.
    I Expect heat has had some sort of discoloration effect on your screen, which kinda sucks as these units at least out where I am are very hard to come by.

    My Silver unit was given to me as a gift last year from a friend in the USA and I have been lucky enough to have even located 3 new and unused 3rd party faceplates (100% clear ones but still) as far as I know my other friend in the USA who has 2 of them has also not had this problem.