Gameboy Pocket Power Switch Options?

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Gameboy Pocket Power Switch Options?

Post by X.. » Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:43 pm

Anyone have a good source for Gameboy pocket power switches?

Im into building gameboy pocket projects, but finding a power switch replacement is going tough.
I have found these Nintendo DS power switches, found here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-X-Original-R ... %7Ciid%3A1

And they are small enough for the Pocket, but they have a spring in them that causes them to return to the off position.
The spring can be removed from them which makes them ok, but they also have a very small nub that doesnt really work with the Pocket's switch cover.

Im ordering some DMG aftermarket ones to see if I can get those to work well in the limited space, but Id really like to use something close to what comes stock in the Gameboy Pocket.
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Re: Gameboy Pocket Power Switch Options?

Post by RicoSalva » Wed May 01, 2019 12:03 pm

X.. wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:43 pm
Anyone have a good source for Gameboy pocket power switches?

Im into building gameboy pocket projects, but finding a power switch replacement is going tough.
I have found these Nintendo DS power switches, found here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-X-Original-R ... %7Ciid%3A1

And they are small enough for the Pocket, but they have a spring in them that causes them to return to the off position.
The spring can be removed from them which makes them ok, but they also have a very small nub that doesnt really work with the Pocket's switch cover.

Im ordering some DMG aftermarket ones to see if I can get those to work well in the limited space, but Id really like to use something close to what comes stock in the Gameboy Pocket.
I also need them.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Gameboy Pocket Power Switch Options?

Post by X.. » Wed May 01, 2019 7:20 pm

Actually I'm trying out the small Nintendo DS power switch. You can get them on eBay, they come with an internal spring, but it can be removed. I'm using it in an upcoming build
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