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Does not charge. I even bought the HHL wireless charging pad to avoid compatibility issues and the module does not charge the battery. It just gets very very hot and doesn’t take the charge. Reached out to customer service and no one has acknowledged my complaint to either replace or refund. Don’t waste your time and money, wait for a more reliable product and manufacturer.
Thanks for your review! I checked in with support and it looks like we did get into contact with you and sent you out a new module. :)
This unit is pretty good. The wireless charging works well, and unlike AAA's the output is enough to power an IPS screen and EZ Flash Jr flashcart (with a modern power regulator mod). I'm not sure the total playtime, but it is definitely enough for a good gaming session.
The battery cover will bulge just a bit. It looks like the problem is the 2 surface mount capacitors on the right. Might be able to grind some small divots into the cover to add more clearance for them.
the contacts on the board did not touch the battery or the gameboy, so i lightly bent them to fit. one of the contacts tore off at the pad with very little pressure being applied.
2 stars because its a cool idea.
The unit charges for about 10 seconds and then stops, so it does not work. It also looks different compared to the picture above and in any installation video I've seen.
Customer service was quick to assist with the issue, so now it is resolved after adjusting some prongs and taping the board down with kapton tape. The battery charges fully without issue. Make sure to align the board exactly even or else the battery and board will not fit correctly in the compartment, or the board will bow in the middle.
Even with the retrosix precut shell made for this battery pack, trimming of the battery door is required for a flush fit. Other than that works great and charges as expected, just wish it fit better!
This would be great if it wasn't for two main reasons. Number one. Even after removing the two screws in the battery compartment, the mod still doesn't fit properly in the Retrosix shell. There's a significant bulge with the battery cover on. I also had to cut the shell further to clear some more components of the motherboard. What kills it for me though, is the battery discharges while the system is turned off. I tried Googling the problem but the only similar one I could find is for the old usb-c mod for the GBA. The fix for that one, (if it's the same for the AirJuice) requires peeling back the adhesive pad that the charge coil is adhered to and potentially damaging it. A battery mod is no good if it's dead every time you want to play. (Pictured is the extra cutting done to clear d2 and c33.)
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