(Question) Identify a GBA SP AGS-101 mobo

Discussion in 'GBA - Console and Game Discussions, Help and Tips' started by Danieldodi, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Danieldodi
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    Hello,

    I've bought a GBA SP AGS-101, but instead of coming with a backlit screen it came with a frontlit screen.

    So, how can I know if the mobo is from an AGS-101 model?

    Here I post some photos of my GBA: http://imgur.com/a/Lj6CC

    I've compared the mobo to another GBA SP AGS-001 I have and I only can see that in the AGS-101 there's a chip that is smaller than the one on the 001 mobo. That chip is the one that has "JAPAN" and a combination of numbers written on it.

    I hope someone can help me.
     
  2. limpbiz411

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    looks like someone did a case swap and you got hosed.
     
  3. Dionicio3

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    Next time, check what the screen looks like when turned off, if it black, it is an AGS-101, if it is grey, it is an AGS-001
     
  4. Todderbert

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    Checking the screens is the easiest way to determine if you have a frontlit or backlit edition like Dionicio mentioned above. If your gameboy was sold as an AGS-101 through ebay get your money back, if through other means...sales, flea market, ect...your on your own. Case swapping is done all the time. I see it online, but the sellers will mention its frontlit to avoid trouble.

    I removed my AGS-101 motherboard and took some closeup pics for reference:

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    Last edited by Todderbert, May 2, 2017
  5. Danieldodi
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    Well, thanks a lot guys. I will be more careful next time
     
  6. Byokugen

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    Just a bit to the right, or was left...
    Oh dear... sorry you got scammed