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Installation wasn't the easiest. But I got it done at about half an hour. At first I thought it didn't work until I realized I was using a reproduction cartridge that had major hum on it. Once I used a uthentic GBA cartridge, I noticed that there was zero hum and zero hiss.
i use unleaded solder (99.3% tin/0.7% copper @ 350c) and the solder just wanted to whet up on the pads and not bridge between the ribbon and GBA. flux didnt help with that. wound up needing to use a wire to bridge most of the solder pads.
ive tested but even on volume off ive got a hum. i also have a amp and a CUI speaker installed. it might just be my GBA revision. but honestly ive not seen any kind of benefit from this,
Thanks for the review! We recommend using Leaded solder for all of our available mods; we have a soldering guide which you may find helpful for the future: https://wiki.handheldlegend.com/soldering-iron-guide
Just what I needed
I love this mod! It’s easy to install if you have a bit of attention to detail and it provides a clarity of sound for headphone users that is a must!
Added this alongside the CleanAmp and I can say that the audio quality leaves nothing to be desired. Sometimes I have to double check that the volume isn't all the way down when playing a game and there's silence for more than a few moments.
The install was very straightforward with no issues. After install the GBA would not work correctly. I experienced game glitches and screeching from the speaker. Uninstalled and everything was back to normal. I might have gotten a bad unit though but I am unwilling to try another.
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