Hardware Gameboy advance light mods

constantgamer247

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So I've been trying to find a good way to mod a gameboy advance so it has a front light screen. Now that the afterburners are long gone are there any other mods that can be done? I've found this mod where the front light from a GBA SP is installed into a gameboy colour http://www.choochoobot.com/builds/gameboy-color-mod-001.html

Does anything think it would be posible to do that to a GBA, take the SP's front light out and put it in a GBA?
 

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i would say yes. but dont take my word since im not much of a modder. i would say just rotate the light till it fits. and make sure the GBA puts out the same voltage as the GBC
 

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I know for a fact that someone did this, taking the frontlight of a GBA SP (non backlit version) and applying it to an original launch GBA, and they documented it fully step-by-step on the PocketHeaven forums, but for the life of me I can't find the respective thread link right now. I'll reply again if I can manage to find it.

EDIT: j3llo, the GBA operates at 5 volts and the GB/GBC operates at 3.3 as far as I know.
 

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If the GBA draws 5V's and the GBC draws 3.3 Volts would it not be fine to put the light in as it's just under drawing and not over drawing? Like it's fine to put a 40w bulb in a 60w socket, but you would not want to put a 120w bulb into a 60w socket.

My electrical knowledge is poor but I can follow a guide well enough. Only problem is bad electrical knowledge doesn't allow me to think outside of the guide.
 
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