Game Boy Test Cartridge

SKU: GBT1964
Price
€25,95
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Pickup available at 519 Davisville Rd.

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This Game Boy Test Cartridge was given to technicians in order for them to test Game Boy systems for defects.  It runs some very simple programs and has the following tests on it's main menu:

  •   Auto Test
  •   Screen Test
  •   Controller Test
  •   Scroll Test
  •   Sound Test

This test cartridge will work on all Game Boy consoles, most notably the function that detects button-presses to ensure they’re working; note, though, that this particular cartridge cannot test the shoulder buttons on Game Boy Advance consoles, but can still evaluate the other buttons.

Menu

The main menu says:

GAME BOY TEST MENU

1 AUTO TEST
2 SCREEN TEST
3 CONTROLLER TEST
4 SCROLL TEST
5 SOUND TEST
PRESS SELECT
PRESS A TO START
c 1990 NINTENDO

AUTO TEST

RAM TEST PASS
PRESS A TO STEP
TO NEXT TEST

SCREEN TEST

SCREEN TEST
PRESS A BUTTON
TO BEGIN TEST
THREE PATTERNS
WILL APPEAR
EVERY 3 SECONDS
TEST FAILS IF ANY
LINES ARE BLANK

 

CONTROLLER TEST

PRESS
EACH
BUTTON

This shows a picture of the game boy with the controller buttons on it. When you press a button it lights up the button in the picture and makes a different tone beep for each button pressed. After you press all the buttons it says:

TEST
PASS
 
PRESS
A AND B
FOR
NEXT
TEST

 

SCROLL TEST

PRESS B TO SCROLL
CHECK FOR A SMOOTH
SCROLL

When you press B the screen with the text scrolls down and to the right. This reveals the following text:

PRESS A TO STEP
TO THE NEXT TEST

SOUND TEST

SOUND TEST
TURN VOLUME UP
TONE SHOULD BE
CONTINUOUS IF NOT
UNIT IS DEFECTIVE
PRESS A FOR NEXT
SOUND TEST
TONE SHOULD SWEEP
DOWN

When you press the A button sound sweeps down and then stops. Then the following text appears on the screen:

SOUND TEST
SWEEP DOWN TONE
 
PRESS A FOR NEXT
SOUND TEST
TONE SHOULD SWEEP UP

When you press the A button sound sweeps up and then stops. Then the following text appears on the screen:

SOUND TEST
SWEEP UP TONE
 
PRESS A FOR NEXT
SOUND TEST
TONE SHOULD BE
CONTINUOUS

When you press the A button an irritating high pitch sounds. Then the following text appears on the screen:

SOUND TEST
CONTINUOUS TONE
 
PRESS A FOR NEXT
SOUND TEST
A VERY SHORT BEEP
SHOULD BE HEARD

When you press the A button a short beep sounds. Then the following text appears on the screen:

SOUND TEST
SHORT BEEP TONE
 
PRESS A FOR NEXT
SOUND TEST
A VERY SHORT NOISE
SHOULD BE HEARD

When you press the A button a short noise sounds. Then the following text appears on the screen:

SOUND TEST
SHORT NOISE TONE
 
TESTING COMPLETE
PRESS A FOR TEST
MENU TO REPEAT
TESTS IF NECESSARY
Shipping Information

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About Us

Hand Held Legend is committed to keeping retro gaming alive and better than ever. Upgrade your childhood consoles with modern tech. We strive for excellence in all that we do and aim to serve our customers well.

Customer Reviews

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Spencer Johnson
Works well

Used to test a suspected GBC, was able to verify sound was working properly, as well as the buttons. Worth having for modding

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Jeremiah Garcia
Just what I need

Great cartridge to take with me retros shopping. Allows me to check the gameboy status right then and there

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Jerry Michel
Test Cart

Useful tool to use during a mod. Also a pretty cool addition to my collection.

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Tony Ferraro
Great Time Saver !

I've looked at this cartridge a few times in the past, but I always passed on it. Recently, I decided to get it, and I'm glad I did. I have a small repair shop for the local community, (Because of loss of work from COVID) And this cartridge really is a time saver. Normally, I would just test with a Game cart, but it takes time to get past load screens, and menus. This cartridge starts quick, and just checks the function of everything needed. I'm very happy with the purchase. You can see a video review of it on my YouTube channel here https://youtu.be/Xu67Wm8PtY8

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Joe Kowalczyk
Pleasantly Surprised

My son and I plan to refurbish Gameboys and this little cart will come in handy. Didn't think we needed it, but it seemed like a fun item to have in our collection. Now that I've tried it out, I'm glad we have it. Well worth the money. Thank you Handheld Legend!

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Wnt
Game Boy Test Cartridge

Perfectly working on DMG and GBC / GBP.

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