Tutorial GameBoy Pocket IPS Screen Mod w/ 36 color pallets.

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Hello Folks!!

Time for another Pannda's Marvelous Mods!
Todays Edition is a Gameboy Pocket IPS Mod. I got a non-working Green GBP from a thrift store for $15. I can hear it chime when it’s on so I knew it was not dead.
I decided to buy a listing for about $40 Multi Colors GBP OSD Version RIPS LCD Backlight LCD Mod & Pre- cut Housing shell. The kit has everything you need
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I really did not want to cut the shell so I Opted to buy the aftermarket shell and this version allows you to create to 36 preset colors. Really looks easy, the last GBP black light mod I did was one you need to replace the Screen Backing film without breaking the original ribbon and it was a Pain to deal with.
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1. Remove the 6 Triwings screws on the back of the gbp. Carefully remove the backing and the 3 Philip screws holding the motherboard
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2. Apple the adhesive tape on the front of the new Shell. Place the New screen ( Easily lines up with the Precut shell) and apply place the insulating film.
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3. Solder the wires to the Power pad ( you can also solder the sel, A, B for additional options but its not really needed, I tried it but was not working properly so I Give it up on it). Solder the other side of the Power wire to the 2nd pad of the power switch. Replace the buttons.
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4.Attached the PCB to the Screen, Apply the insulating film on the PCB and connect the Ribbon to the PCB and Motherboard . Make sure to attached both the Color touch button and the Brightness touch button
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5. Close it up ( make sure you test it before completely closing it) The new shell is more of a Lime Green but I really liked the different colors as contrast. SO, The Front is the lIme Green and the back is the Original green and it looks Great
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6.The screen really looks Nice and there's not signs of screen tearing, The best part is just a small tap on the top and the color pallet changes to 36 options ( and Brightness on the Other side)
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This mod it pretty easy if you buy the precut shell and don't really use the manual options wires. and it nice to add the 8 GBP to my collection. Thanks for viewing another Eps of Pannda's Marvelous Mods.
 
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I was not aware that it even existed, nice!!!

Installation looks easy, I just suggest people to not use those electrical tapes, they leave too much residual glue on everything, and they go dry in about 7 years or so, so it may come lose after that.
 

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I was not aware that it even existed, nice!!!

Installation looks easy, I just suggest people to not use those electrical tapes, they leave too much residual glue on everything, and they go dry in about 7 years or so, so it may come lose after that.


They started appearing within the last few years, via Shenzhen modders
 

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Nice

But Does one really, need 36 separate pallets?

I use green, grayscale, and the GBC stock pallet, and 5 custom pallets

Too bad it isn't solderless
YES I need a New Pallet for every game ! lol
I was not aware that it even existed, nice!!!

Installation looks easy, I just suggest people to not use those electrical tapes, they leave too much residual glue on everything, and they go dry in about 7 years or so, so it may come lose after that.
like @aadz93 stated it started popping up a few back but the newest versions are a lot easier to install/ better screen and features.
 
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Yeah this one I believe is the cheaper one, iirc it has issue with displaying white, which appears greyish

The newer ones are solderless, and fixes previous issue but cost more

https://www.ebay.com/itm/313414954782?hash=item48f8fcaf1e:g:3rcAAOSw9PNgJMPR
I would hate then they claim "Solderless". They mean Wrap the Power Wire around the batter terminals. I tried one before and it ended up bad.. where any jiggle would turn off the screen. Trust me just Solder the power wire. The one I got was $40
 
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I would hate then they claim "Solderless". They mean Wrap the Power Wire around the batter terminals. I tried one before and it ended up bad.. where any jiggle would turn off the screen. Trust me just Solder the power wire. The one I got was $40

Lol I just looked at that, said the same thing, it's only one wire, and it'll be hard to fuck that solder joint up ...


Yeah the 30 and $40 ones are the older version iirc
 
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