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My modded DMG's

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:02 pm
by rodocop
Modded DMG's

So I had some left over DMG parts and wanted to mod them. I've done two so far. I still have the itch to do more. I'm in need of a front PCB with LCD to go with a back PCB that I have. Let me know if your willing to part with an old one. Anyways, see below for a few pics.

1st one I did

New yellow shell with black glass and blue buttons with LEDs
White backlight and bivert
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2nd one

White shell and teal buttons (no LEDs this time), grey glass
Teal backlight and bivert
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3rd one

Black shell, blue glass, blue buttons, white backlight
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4th one

Black shell with white buttons and screen cover. Teal backlight.
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Re: My modded DMG's

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:58 am
by abrugsch
very nice! I've just purchased blue and orange backlights, have made up some bivert boards (see for sale section for my spare), practiced mirror/polarizer removal on a couple of very dead screens and just deciding what colour combos to do. got a white case and a gold lens, but not sure what colour screen and buttons to pair with it yet.

Re: My modded DMG's

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:21 am
by rodocop
Yeah, I saw your bivert chip on there. If it's still available when I do another one i'll hit you up. But if I need to order a backlight too it might just make sense to get the bivert chip with it (HHL).

Post your results when you decide what combo to do, i'd also like to see the case mod if you ever use the BennVenn screen.

Re: My modded DMG's

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:29 am
by abrugsch
rodocop wrote:
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:21 am
Yeah, I saw your bivert chip on there. If it's still available when I do another one i'll hit you up. But if I need to order a backlight too it might just make sense to get the bivert chip with it (HHL).
if you're in Canada it'll definitely be easier to go with HHL. it only really works out cheaper for UKers
rodocop wrote: Post your results when you decide what combo to do, i'd also like to see the case mod if you ever use the BennVenn screen.
without a doubt! I'll be doing it quite soon, just got to clean up the donor CPU board as it's more messy than I'd originally thought (has a battery leak at some point, some attempts at screen de-mirroring, bad soldering etc. AFAIK it works, but needs some tlc first

Re: My modded DMG's

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:53 pm
by rodocop
Well I finished off one more DMG. Bought it locally for $10, guy said it was not working. Popped batteries in and it turned on fine... Worked out in my favor.

Blue glass screen protector, blue button, black shell, white backlight with bivert, and new silicone pads.
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Re: My modded DMG's

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:33 pm
by abrugsch
Whoops... I said in march I'd do my bennvenn mod soon... still waiting in the todo queue...

Re: My modded DMG's

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:23 pm
by rodocop
It's easy to let thinks get away. I've had a half finished gbz in my basement for months...

Re: My modded DMG's

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:53 pm
by Merlin
Nice collection and mods!
(An OT question,Generally how is the game boy's speaker fixed in place?Only by motherboard pressure? My speaker moves and crakles when I shake the game boy)

Re: My modded DMG's

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:03 pm
by rodocop
Merlin wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:53 pm
Nice collection and mods!
(An OT question,Generally how is the game boy's speaker fixed in place?Only by motherboard pressure? My speaker moves and crakles when I shake the game boy)
Thanks! And to answer your question:

The original gameboy speakers have a small indent that fits in a slot. And then it is held in place by the board. Like this:
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Re: My modded DMG's

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:18 pm
by Merlin
Ok maybe in my gb there is a little gap between speaker and board because if I shake the gb the speaker is free to move a bit up and down,need to check!Thanks!