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I just recently found my OG gameboy pocket in my storage shed. Coincidentally I have been watching a lot of restoration videos on youtube as well and really wanted to tinker with my childhood gaming consoles. After a little bit of research I decided to purchase this IPS kit from Funny Playing for my pocket.
Don't make the same mistake that I did and read through the instructions on how to test! I thought my IPS was DOA but then I read that I needed to solder the power wire (face palm). After a quick solder I had the screen powering on like a champ! I did mess up the alignment a bit and need to move the screen a few pixels to the right, but I should be able to knock that out without damaging the screen. Overall, I highly recommend HHL and the Funny Playing IPS LCD kit.
Disclaimer: I am not a "professional" solder-er but I am proficient in soldering as I have been making mechanical keyboards and doing a little electrical work. Prep is the biggest tip I can give, make sure to have all the tools and supplies you need at the ready.
For what is a very compact device, this IPS mod makes it almost a perfect on the go handheld for retro gaming. I like the clarity it provides and despite not being color, creates a glorious gaming experience.
Game Boy Pocket IPS LCD kit - Funnyplaying
The screen itself took about 30 minutes for me to install, especially with the cases these guys sell. I didn't have the modify the case with any tools other than a pair of fingernail clippers, if that doesn't sound simple enough. I did the original back light for these when they started coming around and this was SO much easier! Bought 2 to remodel the old one as well as a new one!
I am very satisfied with the quality of the product and the delivery
It’s so beautiful. The colors pallets are awesome.