Game Boy Pocket Bivert Module | Mini

SKU: GBP1534
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CHF 5
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A mini game boy pocket bivert module to simplify your installation and save room in your case. Bivert Modules, also known as Hex modules, will invert your pixels and enhance your display if you are using a backlight.

  • 1 module included
  • No wires needed
  • Electrical solder and soldering iron required

Instructions (see also product images)

  1. Cut the traces outlined in the product photos to ensure proper function (be careful not to cut any other traces)
  2. Prep your module by applying a small amount of electrical solder on the bottom and side of each pad.
  3. Flux will help your solder flow where you would like it to, so apply it sparingly to the desired contact point.
  4. Solder your module to the capacitor directly left of the cut traces and align the top and bottom pairs of pads to the traces you just cut.
  5. Press down on the top of the pad with a fine tipped soldering iron and allow the heat to travel to the bottom of the board and melt the solder underneath.
  6. Your module should be securely attached.
  7. Test your LCD for correct installation.
  8. Enjoy!

Install Video by The Retro Future. Please skip ahead to 3:15 to see the proper install.

Created and inspired by J. Rodrigo; Installed close-up photo by Kyle Bottorff.

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Customer Reviews

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Kevin
pain in the ...

I'd estimate that I've spent at least 100 hours soldering things in the past few years, even some larger surface mount parts by hand. All that to say that I'm confident in my ability to solder reliably well and fairly proficient for a hobbyist.

But this thing is a pain. I spent 20 minutes trying to get the first solder point made with it lined up with all the pins. I'm about 2 hours in now. All the pads seem to be connected without bridges, but I get no picture on the screen. (Yes, I've rotated the polarizing film, and I did not forget to cut the traces.) I'm going to have to give it a rest and figure out what to do next at a later time.

If you want to try it, I'd recommend the follow tools and supplies:
magnifying glass on a stand
tweezers
a non-cheap soldering iron (mine cost ~$100)
solder wick
liquid flux
solder sucker
patience

Thank you for your review and suggestions for fellow modders. We know this is a product that can be rather difficult to install. We will look into creating a video/guide to help aid in future installs. Please reach out to us at support@handheldlegend.com if we can be of further assistance to you!

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cgpitt@gmail.com
The most frustration you can buy for $5

Spent hours trying to install this, in two separate Pockets. Don't waste your time. Buy an LCD screen replacement instead of that backlight/bivert setup you were planning.

I'm sorry to hear of the issue! Please message us at support@handheldlegend.com so we may get this resolved for you.

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N.
Good Luck

Got this installed surprisingly well the first time then realized that I forgot to sever the 2 traces that are of course directly under the chip. After pulling it and cutting the traces I could not get the chip back in and lined up well enough to avoid bridging and had to desolder and reattempt so many times the tiny capacitor the chip bridges to fell apart and the pads started to lift. The pins you need to bridge on bottom are TINY, you will likely want lighted magnification and definitely a multimeter to test continuity if you want to attempt this.

In the end I have decided to scrap this board and just do an IPS build. Not too butthurt about the $15 for this chip and a backlight, but having to shell out $40 for a refurbed board or searching for a cheap scratch and dent is very lame.

Apparently there is a version of this on a ribbon rather than a PCB that would have been much easier to install, I recommend getting that one if you want to go bivert/backlight. Just be aware that going the cheaper route may end up costing you twice as much as just going with an IPS from the start.

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Timewalker75a

Didn't work, wasted about 4 hours of my time and a couple of polarizers while trying to figure out why nothing shows up on screen. Not sure, but the flip-flop chip on my bivert module only has 5 pins whereas one pictured on the item page has 6.

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Brandon
Too difficult

I botched two gameboys trying to use these. Way too small and they just don't seem to line up with the libs right no matter what. I've tried this mod multiple times and never been able to get a clear image and always end up doing it over so many times I damage the board. Waste of money.

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Steve
Upgraded my childhood Gameboy.

The Bivert Module is very small, took me a couple tries to get it soldered properly but it works great.

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