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Game Boy hand-held consoles prior to the Game Boy Advance SP are not illuminated and pose a problem for gamers who would like to play in low light conditions. Frontlight technology has made it possible to illuminate these old LCDs through specialized light guide panels. Although this technology is not perfect and a TFT LCD would certainly be better, a frontlight panel gives you a good quality and affordable option to light up your console without gutting another Game Boy.
Prepare your work area before beginning. Here is a list of equipment that you will require:
Set the frontlight/LCD unit into the front of the shell and proceed to place the PCB in its proper place. You can now re-attach your ribbon cable to the PCB and re-set the two pins to hold it in place. Your red and black wires should not exit the bottom of the case; prepare the ends (if not already tinned) for soldering. No resistor is needed for this install. Solder the red wire to the point shown below:
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