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Game Boy DMG CleanPower (v2.0) DC-Regulator Board - RetroSix

Game Boy DMG CleanPower (v2.0) DC-Regulator Board - RetroSix

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SKU : GBD6203

Take your original Game Boy restoration to the next level with the custom built, ultra-efficient and clean power regulator designed in-house by RetroSix.

The CleanPower replaces the original power regulator PCB of the Game Boy with a modern smooth and health power supply.

Perfect if your old power board is dying or dead. Common symptoms include faded screen (lack of or no contrast), failure to load games, freezing or total non-power on conditions.

The original power regulator board is 30 year old technology; it is very inefficient, very unstable and does not do the Game Boy electronics any good.

During our journey of restoration perfection at RetroSix, we reverse engineered and analyzed lots of the Game Boy's original components. The power regulator board was one of the worst parts about the original GameBoy, with various faults.

  • The 5V supply cannot handle the system load and constantly drops. This means the system is running from a heavily rippled and fluctuating power supply
  • The negative voltage line for the LCD is on its limits of current supply and wears away over time, causing a lack of contrast and eventual dead power board
  • The entire regulator PCB is noisy, which injects a lot of unwanted ground noise to the board, causing many issues including audio quality loss
  • Addresses all of those issue, providing a clean, stable and efficient 5V and negative LCD voltage supply to the system to keep the lifespan of your console at it's best.

INCLUDED:

  • 1x CleanPower DMG Regulator

PAIRS WELL WITH:

DOCUMENTATION:

  • Install Guide - Simply de-solder the old power regulator wires and solder them in the same order to the CleanPower.

NOTES:

  • Created by RetroSix.
  • The input range of the CleanPower on VIN is 2.5V to 12V. This gives modders a much wider range if they want to install 2S lipo kits!
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Jay A.
Wow, works great!

Purchased this on a whim.

I'm not at all experienced with console repair and barely understand electronics but I had an old Game Boy sitting around that was stored for years with batteries that would no longer power on and I was determined to fix it. After reading numerous threads and watching a bunch of YouTube repair videos, I managed to get my understanding to a point that I was able to identify the power regulator as the faulty component. I figured < $30 was a fair price for a replacement and was my upper limit of what I was comfortable spending for the experiment. If I failed, I'd just figure it was the price of admission for an afternoon of entertainment.

Desoldered the old power regulator, put the new one in (cool...finally getting 5V out!). From there, I was able to diagnose and fix up numerous other discovered issues (no sound--headphone jack needed cleaning, stripe on the screen--ribbon cable needed cleaning and adjustment, Game Boy turns off when screwed together--found an exposed wire that was touching some metal and causing a short that I simply repositioned, etc.).

In the end, the Game Boy is back to working and I managed to fix every identified issue. Had a lot of fun with the experience so I definitely got my < $30 worth. This might be a slippery slope with me getting more into console repair or possibly even modding. Will be sure to check out HHL's site to see if anything piques my interests.

Product works as advertised and arrived quickly and neatly packaged. No experience w/ customer service since all went smoothly. Thanks HHL!

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Joseph Bingaman
Great product

Product was excellent. Shipping was fast. Customer service excellent.

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C.

Awesome, quick shipping

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Jorge B
works like a charm

With the red pin being labeled on the board, installation was stupid easy.

But also, DC power works perfectly. Good stuff

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Omar
Perfect for my needs

Added the power regulator to my upgrade because I was doing a build with an IPS screen and audio amp installation. Paired it with a rechargeable battery pack and everything works perfect together.

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Logan
Put it in all my Gameboys!

I use it in all my builds, if you're adding all these new parts, you'll need to look at your power usage.

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