Replacing GBA Screen with Backlight Question

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Wellington2k, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. Wellington2k
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    Hello!
    I recently purchased an original GBA and a GBA SP with a backlit screen.
    The GBA SP's case is in rough shape so I was hoping to replace the original GBA screen with the SP's screen. I thought I read that you need a special ribbon cable to replace the screen. If so, what is the cable?

    Thanks!
     
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    Also, is it possible to replace the original GBA screen with an AGS-001 screen? Does this also require a special ribbon cable?
     
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    I've been doing some reading and I came across this post:
    http://gbatemp.net/threads/gba-backlight-agb-001.328487/page-5#post-4384381

    I'm pretty good with electronics, so I believe I can do this.
    Just to make sure I've got this right, if I solder the backlight screen's pinout to the same pinout labels on the original GBA's board following the guide, would everything work?
    Just want to make sure I'm right before I go to the trouble of taking everything apart. ;)
     
  4. elmoemo

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    It does seem so, reading the first page of your post the cable would save any soldering but if you've got a good iron and a steady hand then it should be simple enough :)