Question regarding screen necessity..

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  1. ishygdaft
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    I have an ags 101 and an ags 001, the 101's housing was failing to bits so I stole the 001's housing. I've finally gotten around to ordering a new shell but it doesn't come with the hinges. The ones that were on the 101 where broken so no loss there. I wanted to use the 001 as a controller for a gameboy player and was wondering if the screen missing would cause the hardware to just kick off. I haven't gotten my other case yet and don't feel like fighting the triwings just to disconnect the screen from the board.

    If anyone knows if this will work, that'd be a neat thing to know.
     
  2. ishygdaft
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    Okay I took it apart and switched the boards, left the screen off. It works really well, I'm sure the lack of screen will massively increase battery life, the unit is a bit lighter and easier to handle too. I can play rpgs one handed.
     
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    can you also use it for pokemon box?
     
  4. ishygdaft
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    I have no idea, it's just a gba SP without a screen. Think of it as a controller. In that sense it wouldn't be useful for games like 4swords or windwaker.

    After reading on pokemon box, I'd imagine you need to do a bit stuff gba side.
     
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