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Some input needed

Post by Gunk » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:41 am

I have a Gameboy Pocket...the one without an LED battery indicator. Some questions

1) Can an LED battery indicator be installed by someone on here?
2) Can a back/front lit screen be put in?
3) What mods can be done, or simply different batteries used for longer play time?

Thank you!

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Re: Some input needed

Post by smitty » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:03 pm

1. I have no idea, I've never had a GBP.
2. You can frontlight it, I had a link... I'll find it later.
3. You can do a solar power mod. It's in the forums here, probably still on the first page. Link!
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Re: Some input needed

Post by vskid » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:14 pm

smitty wrote:2. You can frontlight it, I had a link... I'll find it later.
Actually, the GBP can be backlit, which is easier than frontlighting because of parts availability.
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Re: Some input needed

Post by myersn024 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:32 pm

When you ask about a LED battery indicator, do you mean just an LED that turns on when the unit is on and then back off when you turn the unit off? Or do you mean something more like what's on a DS? Green when the battery is charged and orange when its getting low?

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Re: Some input needed

Post by Erlex » Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:18 pm

smitty wrote:1. I have no idea, I've never had a GBP.
You have never heard of a GBP? :shock:

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Re: Some input needed

Post by smitty » Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:41 pm

Erlex wrote:
smitty wrote:1. I have no idea, I've never had a GBP.
You have never heard of a GBP? :shock:
Of course I've heard of it, I've never owned one.

And doesn't the GBP have a battery indicator built in? Or was that just the GBC?
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Re: Some input needed

Post by palmertech » Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:33 pm

There are two models, one has an LED indicator, one does not.

Here is a guide that Bibin made on backlighting the Gameboy Pocket: http://forums.modretro.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=210" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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