CleanPower Regulator Board for Game Boy Original DMG

Game Boy | DMG Collection by Hand Held Legend

$13.49 USD Sale price

Regular price $13.49 USD

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 healthy power supply.

Perfect if your old power board is dying or dead.

Common symptoms include:

  • faded screen (lack of or no contrast)
  • Back original pcb not included
  • failure to load games
  • freezing
  • 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 their journey of restoration perfection at RetroSix, they 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 at the inductors over time, causing a lack of contrast and eventual dead of the inductor
  • The entire regulator PCB is noisy, which injects a lot of unwanted ground noise to the board, causing many issues including audio quality loss

The CleanPower board by RetroSix 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.

 

Installation

To install, see images. Simply de-solder the old power regulator wires. Cut the grey plastic to separate them, and then solder them in the order shown. Red wire (bottom on original PCB) is 6V. Then moving up the original PCB wire by wire solder them in order; so LCD, GND then the top wire is VIN.

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!

    Note: Commission may be earned from the links provided above

    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 healthy power supply.

    Perfect if your old power board is dying or dead.

    Common symptoms include:

    • faded screen (lack of or no contrast)
    • Back original pcb not included
    • failure to load games
    • freezing
    • 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 their journey of restoration perfection at RetroSix, they 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 at the inductors over time, causing a lack of contrast and eventual dead of the inductor
    • The entire regulator PCB is noisy, which injects a lot of unwanted ground noise to the board, causing many issues including audio quality loss

    The CleanPower board by RetroSix 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.

     

    Installation

    To install, see images. Simply de-solder the old power regulator wires. Cut the grey plastic to separate them, and then solder them in the order shown. Red wire (bottom on original PCB) is 6V. Then moving up the original PCB wire by wire solder them in order; so LCD, GND then the top wire is VIN.

    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!

      Note: Commission may be earned from the links provided above