Possibility of modding a GBA SP+ screen with original GBA?

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Re: Possibility of modding a GBA SP+ screen with original GBA?

Post by palmertech » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:18 pm

Oh, I could. Or just buy one of these. ;)

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Post by gamer255 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:29 pm

Yours would be cooler. :)
Like an Snes themed one to go along with the N64 DS :P .

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Post by palmertech » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:37 pm

I suppose so. I would rather have an SNES themed DSi, though. ;)
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Re: Possibility of modding a GBA SP+ screen with original GBA?

Post by gamer255 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:41 pm

Well this will be my last semi off topic post. :)
Maybe we can work out a Deal, My Birthdays coming up so I'll have so money.

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Re: Possibility of modding a GBA SP+ screen with original GBA?

Post by palmertech » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:19 pm

Perhaps.
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Re: Possibility of modding a GBA SP+ screen with original GBA?

Post by Jedah Doma » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:27 pm

palmertech wrote:Oh, I could. Or just buy one of these. ;)

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.24381" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Wow, that's actually pretty cool. Any idea how well it plays GBA games (as in emulation problems etc.)?

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Re: Possibility of modding a GBA SP+ screen with original GBA?

Post by palmertech » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:38 pm

Yeah, I have one. It is pretty close to perfect, and though the LCD is not perfect, it is far, far better than the stock GBA SP LCD.
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Re: Possibility of modding a GBA SP+ screen with original GBA?

Post by Jedah Doma » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:52 pm

palmertech wrote:Yeah, I have one. It is pretty close to perfect, and though the LCD is not perfect, it is far, far better than the stock GBA SP LCD.
Really? Even better then the SP+? Wow, I might just have to give this a try. All I want plus 2 gigs of memory. Sometimes it's the solution you never thought of that turns out the be even better. Thanks for the suggestion. I had almost lost all hope. :D

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Post by palmertech » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:56 pm

Yeah, oftentimes the best answer to a question is to tell them they are asking the wrong question to start. :P

I would put it on par with the SP+. One note: The buttons on mine felt weird, but you can just swap in an original GBA rubber button membrane, and it feels perfect.
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Re: Possibility of modding a GBA SP+ screen with original GBA?

Post by palmertech » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:27 pm

Well, considering you can get a genuine GBA SP+ for that much... :P
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Re: Possibility of modding a GBA SP+ screen with original GBA?

Post by Jedah Doma » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:21 pm

palmertech wrote:Yeah, oftentimes the best answer to a question is to tell them they are asking the wrong question to start. :P

I would put it on par with the SP+. One note: The buttons on mine felt weird, but you can just swap in an original GBA rubber button membrane, and it feels perfect.
I imagine this is possible, but could I just transplant all the guts into a real GBA shell?

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Re: Possibility of modding a GBA SP+ screen with original GBA?

Post by palmertech » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:35 pm

Yeah, the shell is just a replacement GBA shell. You will have to do some trimming, but it will fit fine.
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Re: Possibility of modding a GBA SP+ screen with original GBA?

Post by chaosen3 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:25 pm

I'm looking to do something exactly like this! You know, putting an SP screen into a GBA shell, the only problem is that I have no electronics/engineering knowledge :|.

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Re: Possibility of modding a GBA SP+ screen with original GBA?

Post by Jedah Doma » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:52 pm

So it looks like the only real solution at this point is buying the one from Deal Extreme and putting the real GBA buttons into it. Anyone know how well it emulates? That's my one fear.

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