GBA SP (AGS-001) LCD Replacement

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Jul 14, 2012
  1. XtremeCore
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    My 8 year old GBA SP (AGS-001) has finally shown some wear and tear. The LCD is showing blotches and cracks, which I suppose the LCD panel has reached the final stage of its lifespan.

    Anyone knows where to get the replacement LCD screen for the old GBA model (AGS-001)?

    Tried to Google it and could only find replacement LCDs that supposedly work for both my old GBA SP (AGS-001) and the brighter GBA SP (AGS-101). I'm rather skeptical about the compatibility since I've read that the screens from AGS-001 and AGS-101 are not interchangeable, and that some LCDs DO NOT include the front lit display.

    Any suggestions where to get a fully working replacement LCD that includes the front lit display?

    BTW, I'm also interested to know if it's possible to replace the front lit LCD to a back lit LCD (in other words upgrade AGS-001 to AGS-101). Would love to know about the compatibility as well (such as whether the toggle brightness button still works etc).

    Thanks in advance :D
     
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    :) One sec! Need to change some things.
     
  3. XtremeCore
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    Your one sec has ended :P
     
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    I would also appreciate this info.... or even better, how to fit a AGS-101 screen (properly backlit version) on the AGS-001 gameboy.

    Thanks to anyone who can provide schematics, hi-res pictures of motherboard, etc etc.....
     
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    Somebody can look at fotos and provide schematics ? Must be good in electronics .
    Its ags-001 pcb mod - it works with ags-101 screen .
    I didnt make it .
    pcb-ags-001-to-101_5.jpg pcb-ags-001-to-101_1.jpg pcb-ags-001-to-101_2.jpg pcb-ags-001-to-101_3.jpg pcb-ags-001-to-101_4.jpg pcb-ags-001-to-101_5.jpg pcb-ags-001-to-101_1.jpg pcb-ags-001-to-101_2.jpg pcb-ags-001-to-101_3.jpg
     
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    Since you didn't make it, where did you get those pics?
     
  7. MGBA

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    I get this sp on ebay.co.uk .
     
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    Awesome mod, also kinda easy to replicate, if not for the added mini-PCB...
     
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    what are these wires for ?
     
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    How does the light switch work with this mod? with minimum brightness and maximum or back light on and off like the regular unmodded 001?

    btw coul you send a pic of the screen that came with it, there is 2 back light screen versions just out of curiosity i would like to know what screen came with your gba sp (the distinction is on the ribbon cable http://img01.taobaocdn.com/imgextra/i1/61106014/T2yOd0XjlcXXXXXXXX_!!61106014.jpg )
     
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    i don't have it any more . i do not remember how light switch was working .
     

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