Modifying an Original Gameboy?

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Apr 15, 2013
  1. astrangeone
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    Member astrangeone GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I picked up a Japanese one for about $15 on fleabay, and the only thing is the screen doesn't work properly (the vertical lines don't work). I was thinking of fixing it with the soldering pen rubbing method...

    Any other ways I can jazz up this original gameboy?
    - I might add in different coloured buttons
    - I might wire in different LED lights (the power light is one of them)
    - changing the vanity plate (the thing that sits above the screen)
    - retr0brighting the grey plastic

    What else can I do to add value to this piece of junk?
     
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    Throw it where it belongs to, the junk bin *trollface
     
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    A front lit LCD would be nice.
     
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    or throw it away and get a gba sp
     
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    An AGS-101 would be good, but sometimes you want to play on the hardware that the games were designed for.
     
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