Add this IPS LCD to your Game Boy Advance to make your play more enjoyable with a modern display, featuring enhanced brightness, color and clarity!
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Received the screen and tested it the way you're supposed to in the video. Had some trouble getting the pins to seat well but once they were it lit up perfectly. So bright! I then assembled the screen using some youtube videos - I do recommend placing a q tip between the space on the left side of the screen (when viewing the gameboy from the back while repairing it) to fill that gap like a lot of videos say. I used the adhesive that was already in the GBA but did trim down the plastic bumps in the bottom right corner of the inside of the shell (also still viewed from the back) like some videos say to do as well. This helps the screen sit flush.
With regards to the brightness button sensitivity - I put a piece of extra adhesive between the button and the ribbon cable like recommended. I did not cut the button to a smaller size as some videos recommend. I also took the plastic peel away screen cover from the LCD and instead of trashing it I placed it over the screen controller board - sort of in between the GBA mobo and the screen controller board to help electrically isolate the screen controls. Finally I used small pieces of extra adhesive to hold down the two plastic pieces that help frame the screen (again this was because I used the original screen adhesive, if you use the super strong adhesive that is provided you'll likely be fine without this). I also put a small piece between the back of the IPS and the screen control board to help stop the board from wiggling around. This seems to hold everything tight. So far no issues and the brightness control button works awesome! My GBA from when I was literally 10 years old is back and better than ever!
My favorite video I used - a bit detailed but helps a lot:
Perfect to get if you don't want to trim your GBA shell for an IPS screen. I found it a little difficult to align properly at first, but I got it aligned better after rewatching and rereading installation guides from around the web. The screen does seem to smudge easily, so you may want to wear gloves or be extra careful when installing.
This screen looks amazing and was very easy to install. Arrived quick and well protected. I definitely recommend. Thank you Handheld Legend!
This is one beautiful screen. Very easy to install, super flexible when I installed it on my buddy's pre fabricated GBA shell. My shell i had to cut it and test fit and all that. In the process I tore the ribbon cable. Moral of story, great screen, easy to install but buy the pre fab GBA shells, to have the best experience.
First GBA mod - worked out really well.
Recommend buying rubber buttons to match any customized buttons. Realized I had only the oem gray, will need to replace later.
Also - recommend not getting finger smudges on the LCD screen... hard to get off and looks lame with permanent smudges after install - ha.
Double sided tape was not great fit for the standard sized shells, had to trim, nbd.
Overall, pretty straightforward even without instructions, very happy with my end product!
got everything hooked up and the light for the screen came on but the screen didnt, i tried it again and again, but it wouldnt work
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