So I was gonna frontlight my GBC with a broken GBA SP that I had. I was gonna follow Choochoobot's guide, but when it came to removing the light, I was uncertain of how to do it and looked up a video. That video stupidly suggested that after removing the light, you should take the light's positive and negative contacts and peel the bottom part off, so I now have a very ruined GBA SP frontlight.
Here's my problem:
After the initial disappointment, I decided I had nothing to lose and I found out how the light actually works, and, possibly found a way to fix a broken light.
The light itself is tiny:
So that's the light itself. It lights up the screen by shining through various screens (which you also remove when you do the mod). One screen is the one you see that lights up and spreads the light evenly. This is the screen that goes over the GBA SP's LCD, and the one you put in front of your GBC when you are modding it:
The second screen is inside the little metal sheath that is attached to the first screen. It slides right out of the sheeth if you take the light off of it:
So the light shines down into the smaller screen within the sheath:
and from the smaller screen it shines into the bigger screen:
Here's a (poorly) drawn diagram showing how the frontlight works in case that was confusing:
I wouldn't recommend doing this to a working GBA SP frontlight. You could break it, and the screens are scratched very easily, and fingerprints are hard to remove (Unless you have a microfiber cloth like I do. You can get them in 3 packs from staples)
And here's my question: My light is useless, but the screens still function fine. Is there some type of LED I can use as a replacement light? And if I do get a new LED, can I use the same 47ohm resistor I got for the original light? I don't really wanna buy a new SP