I'm a complete amateur so when I read that this was quick and easy, I thought I'd have no trouble. I ran into a couple of problems with this:
1. The bracket I got with this was a snug fit for the casing, however it wasn't built to accommodate the LCD as well as the notches on the bottom of the screen window. I had to break the bracket up in order to get everything to fit nicely
2. The description says there is only one wire to solder but provides two (one with something soldered on the end) and doesn't give you any kind of tutorial. You need to solder two wires (one bigger and one small) as per the image I uploaded. I cut up the one normal wire provided to do this. All other bits connect pretty logically, although I removed the strip for adjusting brightness.
Everything is working after this but it was a real pain in the backside to figure this out without instructions. Hope this review helps people in future!
Screen works great. Using the bracket makes placing the display easy, but I think it made the screen slightly crooked. I might go back and align it better with some tape.
There's only 3 points to solder, touch sensor, power, and ground. I had to look up some images to confirm the spots. Quick note: I ended up taking off the pre installed touch sensor for the wire.
Good option for those who don't want to cut shells.
I found instructions on google, you need to connect a few wires. I removed the touch sensor and soldered on the other wire with the contact pad, and attatched that behind the Nintendo logo on the front, so brightness is adjusted by touching the Nintendo logo.
I recommend getting the alignment bracket. And the glass assumes you have a power LED, which my gbp did not.
Very easy to install only needs one wire soldered. The one wire that needs soldered connects to the kit on the right side of the cable, the other end solders to pin one of the power switch. The kit provides two touch sensors, one is already attached and can be easily unclipped and removed, the other simply solders in place to allow different placement of the touch sensor. The solder pad next to power does not need to be soldered it is simply a ground and is not required if installed correctly. The screen is nice and bright, has excellent clarity, and is very sharp. With this kit installed the contrast is static and as such the contrast wheel no longer functions. Overall once you install this kit once and know the wiring it’s a breeze to install and I highly recommend it.
I could not find a tutorial for this kit. I did find a couple that were similar but not exact, which I eventually in the installation process found necessary. This kit was described as only needing one wire soldered yet it came with 2 different wires. One of which had a small copper piece attached to the end. I never located the function of this particular wire nor did I learn where or what it was meant to connect to. I assume it somehow connected to my contrast control dial, being as mine simply doesn’t work now after installing this mod. Next was the touch sensor for brightness control. This small piece extending from the ribbon cable simply tore off after about a day of use (shown in pics with my finger pointing it out). I also purchased the centering bracket for this mod. It didn’t work. From the start, the screen would not lay flat with this bracket installed. It was left lying on top of the shells prongs that centered the original screen. Therefore it angled up and prevented the installation from proceeding any further. I ended up having to trim two pieces of the bracket completely off (also shown in pics with my finger pointing at them) in order for it to properly have the screen lay within its perimeter. Even after all that the screen would not line up straight and centered as it was meant to (also shown in pics). After doing this I could finally move on. Of the couple of tutorials I did manage to find of similar installs I replicated the soldering techniques. Of the two I managed to find both showed soldering one long wire and one short. This was what I did. Again, nowhere did I find anything mentioning or exemplifying what to do with the wire with copper attached. Lastly was the glass viewing lens. Simply put, this wouldn’t lie flat for me either. It’s in but, one side of it is flush in the original housing while the other side has a slight edge/lip that extends just high enough above the housing to feel it. Driving my OCD bonkers. Especially coupled with the rest of the imperfections this mod presented me with. After finally getting all that installed and powering it all back on, I notice the backlit screen simply isn’t centered, despite the centering bracket (also visible from pics). It’s not drastically noticeable but it’s enough again, that my OCD is going nuts. So with all that said, now the positives. The backlit screen shines beautifully and gameplay is buttery smooth on it. Just not as much as it could be due to the off centeredness. The glass lens is incredibly pleasing aesthetically, just not as fully as it could be due to the raised edge. I’ve played roughly 3 hours or so and still have some battery life left which pleasantly surprised me. I expected the backlighting to suck the life from my batteries rather quickly. It has not, that’s a good thing. I know my experience is not necessarily the norm with this mod as I read a couple of pretty good reviews for it. However, my experience has not been this. It was a bit disappointing and left something to be desired. If you’re considering this mod I wouldn’t discourage you from doing so but I would say to do so cautiously. My hope is that I simply got some imperfect/faulty products that managed to slip by QA. I’ve never been displeased with any of HHLs other products. Just check my reviews to see.