Modified gba with backlit screen mod

I made another modified gba with backlit screen mod – this time the modified gameboy advance with a backlight was a present for my brothers birthday.

I ordered the original gameboy advance, a new case, transparent buttons and a new backlit screen and an adaptor ribbon for the screen from ebay over the last few months. The screen was sent from china, so took a few weeks to get here.

Once all the parts had arrived I took the motherboard from the original gameboy advance and started the modifications

gba with backlit screen mod

modified gba with backlit screen mod

modified gba with backlit screen mod

modified gba with backlit screen mod

modified gba with backlit screen mod

modified gba with backlit screen mod

I had a wee helper for some of the build :D

modified gba with backlit screen mod

modified gba with backlit screen mod

Soldering the ribbon cable from the included instructions

modified gba with backlit screen mod

at this point I actually broke the ribbon cable because I left the iron too near for too long, so had to order a new one – the replacement didnt need soldering :)

modified gba with backlit screen mod

The screen was pretty washed-out after I assembled the GBA for some testing.

modified gba with backlit screen mod

 

so I did the same pin-103 to GND mod as I have on my other gba and the result was a much brighter, more defined screen:

modified gba with backlit screen mod

modified gba with backlit screen mod

case re-assembeld and testing – it looks pretty good, and plays just like the original (and works in the dark)!

modified gba with backlit screen mod

Check my first gameboy mod here

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