Usually ready in 2-4 days
This LCD upgrade for GBA SP features a pre laminated and connected PCB into the lens shell, as well as brightness levels and pixel effects.
Touch sensor use:
If you soldered the brightness wire (Optional):
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So I bought the shell & screen mod for my GBA SP. I've soldered once, watched some how-to videos & started this project very confidently. It looked practically fool-proof. I'm sad to say when I reassemble my SP I can't get power to the screen. Best case; I can't get the ribbon cable seated properly. Worst case; my solder job damaged the board. I'll have to take it to a local shop for a better idea. Now the kit I received included a lense for the screen but must've been a mistake because it wouldn't fit in the shell! I was real upset i was unsuccessful but I blame myself & Hopefully I can get this to work.
This IPS LCD kit gave my gameboy a second life. Was thinking of playing pokemon but didn't feel as fun as it used to be. Main reason is because my eyes have been spoiled with modern high lit monitor screens that I got. Especially since my gameboy was an AGS 001 original version. Now with this new screen Ima start grinding my pokemon games catching & leveling them up. I did put 4 stars because the kit I received DID NOT come with the wire it was supposed to come with to solder so you can use button to dim or change screen settings. Luckily for me I had bought rolls of hook up wire and got it delivered the same day I decided to install the new screen. Didn't notice I was missing wire until I had taken apart my gameboy. Overall I do like the kit and yes it fits original GBA SP casing no trimming required to make IPS screen fit. PS 1st time I soldered so struggled during installing wire but I did it after hrs .
No need soldering, it's just optional. Brightness adjust touching the screen. Best purchase ever!
I got tired of worrying about dust getting in my old GBA screen, so this new screen was a definite must-have!
I'm overall pleased with the results of the new laminated screen. Easy installation, and the preinstalled touch pads are a nice idea. The pixel grid effect looks like the real retro screens of old, and the other scanlines are pretty nice as well.
The only flaw I found, and it could be major, is for the games that use fast flashing sprites to simulate transparency. I played 1 race of F-Zero Maximum Velocity, and the pseudo-transparent track map had actually burned into the screen! I played around with some other games hoping that the ghost image would fade, and it did after about 7 or so minutes. I'm not exactly sure if the ghost image could be permanent or not if left sitting for an extended period. If any static object in a game's hud were to use this effect for a long duration, there'd be problems.
Amazing piece of hardware, easy to install even for first timers and gives playing the gba a whole new experience
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