GBA SP Front-light without LOCA?

Discussion in 'GBA - Console and Game Discussions, Help and Tips' started by TheCrow32, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. TheCrow32

    TheCrow32 Newbie

    Feb 23, 2018
    I'm restoring my old GBA SP on the cheap and I currently need to clean off the dried adhesive residue that's right at the center of the display. Would it be possible to hold the front-light with some clear tape on the edges before I get some LOCA later on? Getting an AGS-101 screen is not an option for me as there's no way for me to get the adapter kit where I live. The only ones available here are for the GBA with the single wire to solder.
  2. slaphappygamer

    slaphappygamer GBAPerm

    Nov 30, 2008
    United States
    Aptos, California
    yes, you can use tape. id use double sided tape and cut it to fit nice. i once used loca on a frontlight mod for the gameboy color. the loca distorted the picture a bit. tiny spotting in some areas of the screen. i set the loca on the wndow, but there was a screen is the window and the little holes. the little holes let the sunlight through. this created the spotting. i later set the gameboy on direct sunlight and the screen cured a bit more and the spotting wasnt as bad.. id go without loca, the nintendo intended.