My modded DMG's

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My modded DMG's

Post by rodocop » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:02 pm

Modded DMG's

So I had some left over DMG parts and wanted to mod them. 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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5th one

This was a custom painted gold shell that I got a hold of for cheap, a black glass screen cover and black buttons. I did not have a bivert chip handy so this one just got a backlight. It turned out okay, but the bivert would have made it much better:
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6th one

This is one of my favorites, a OEM clear PIL. I used a green backlight and bivert, and had some silicone buttons as well. Turned out amazing I think.
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7th one

Again, another great one. This was using an OEM PIL green shell. I used the original grey buttons and added a new grey glass lens. Installed a yellow backlight and bivert.
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I have also since done a few pockets too. A little bit more of a pain to work with and the AAA's don't seem to like to power a backlight that much either. But they still look nice.

1st pocket

Used an aftermarket clear blue shell with white buttons, and a yellow backlight. No bivert on this one.
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2nd pocket

Used an aftermarket DMG themed shell on this guy. and a white backlight with a bivert this time. i'll likely mod this one with a lipo battery since I still have it on hand, and it will help with powering the backlight.
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Re: My modded DMG's

Post by abrugsch » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:58 am

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.

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Re: My modded DMG's

Post by rodocop » 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).

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.

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Re: My modded DMG's

Post by abrugsch » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:29 am

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

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Re: My modded DMG's

Post by rodocop » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:53 pm

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

Post by abrugsch » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:33 pm

Whoops... I said in march I'd do my bennvenn mod soon... still waiting in the todo queue...

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Re: My modded DMG's

Post by rodocop » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:23 pm

It's easy to let thinks get away. I've had a half finished gbz in my basement for months...

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Re: My modded DMG's

Post by Merlin » 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)

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Re: My modded DMG's

Post by rodocop » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:03 pm

Merlin wrote:
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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

Post by Merlin » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:18 pm

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!

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