OK first start off with some materials1. Light dispersing panel (All my stuff was taken from an old laptop)
I dremeled out 2 semicircles in the sides so the LED goes in smoothly , and keeps the light all in one place2. An LED or 2, make em small enough to fit3. Tinfoil (I included a Pic if you have been in a coma for the past 80 years and dont know what it is)4. A metallic Sharpie5. Some white plastic that was on the bottom of the screen from the laptop6. Some polarized film I found on ebay (Got some from ebay the size of paper for $3, I chucked the one in the laptop)7. A NEW razor Blade8.-Optional-A new screen Lens (Found on ebay for $5)9.-Optional-A power switch
-Box o Materials-
Now how to build it!1. Take apart the Gameboy using a triwing screwdriver (As found here)2. Now remove the screen mobo from the main mobo3. Now remove all the screws from the screen mobo backing4. Now pry the mobo off the casing, it will be stuck on so gently do this5. Now remove the two screws (Small) in front of the screen6. Now peel off the reflective layer off the glass using your NEW razor blade, after it should be just the glass6-2. Apply too much pressure to the screen, and it will make a pop sound and look like this6-3. There will be some stickyness left behind, take your time peeling it off.
Now take off your shoe, take off your sock, put your hand in the sock, put two fingers together cticking out of the sock, spray windex on them, now rub off the glue from the back of the screen (I know im so professional!)7. Now cut off part of the plastic around the screen to make room for the panel, or drill holes if you let the light shine through
See where the part is missing?8. Desolder time. Remove the indicated parts with you soldering iron
8-You should end up with the Power LED from the front, and two resistors as so9. Now here is the wiring Diagram10. Now wire up the -OPTIONAL- power switch like so
if you dont know how to wire on up
just solder on opposing pins11. Put the metallic shrapie on 3 of the 4 sides, leaving one of the shorter sides untouched (This traps the light, or use more tinfoil)12. Now to assembly the backlight, put the tinfoil under the light dispersing panel13. Put the white panel ontop (I dont know what it is, but it helps keep the light not so bright, and makes it look cooler)14. Now remove some of the mobo so the switch can fit (Upper right hand part of screen)
After15. Now put your resistor that was removed earlier where I showed in the diagram, and wire that to the positive terminal, then solder the negative terminal to the ground source where the LED used to be16. Slide in the film ontop of the light panel17. Now cut away part of the case for the new switch18. install the switch, put it all together, and now your playing with power (Yes I know thats a nes slogan)
The final Product!!
Did I leave anything out?
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