Question Gameboy Color inside of a Pocket

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Hello everyone (Please ask for permission from the owner of the photo) Has anyone ever done this? I want to know where they connect. thanks in advance
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Man, what in the world do you mean by where they connect? That question doesn’t make sense. But afaik no one has done this before, it would probably be easier and has mor documentation to put a raspberry pi zero in a pocket housing
 
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Man, what in the world do you mean by where they connect? That question doesn’t make sense. But afaik no one has done this before, it would probably be easier and has mor documentation to put a raspberry pi zero in a pocket housing
First of all, I apologize for my English. I live in Thailand I use google translate The question I want to know is Above is a gbc board, the bottom is a gbp board from the picture, a small wire. Where do I need to connect? Thank you.
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It's been successfully done by a number of members on the Gameboy Discord.
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I'd probably recommend reaching out to them to see if they're willing to assist.

Otherwise, there is the easier method of trimming down a GBC board to fit into a GBP shell.
There is a full tutorial on YouTube, and the guy also sells button boards to help relocate the contacts easier on his Instagram:
 
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It's been successfully done by a number of members on the Gameboy Discord.
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I'd probably recommend reaching out to them to see if they're willing to assist.

Otherwise, there is the easier method of trimming down a GBC board to fit into a GBP shell.
There is a full tutorial on YouTube, and the guy also sells button boards to help relocate the contacts easier on his Instagram:
Thank you for your help.
 

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I've made one. I think I was the first to make one with this method. I cannot take credit for the idea and most of the (not yet public) documentation though. That belongs to HoZy. For the most part, you just have to reroute power (battery input, power switch, 5v to system, audio power), audio output, and controls. It's tedious to do for sure but actually pretty simple. The key, I think, is to desolder the cart reader from the GBC before trimming and remove the cross brace under it (flush cutters or a dremel) so that you can route wire under it. You have to run quite a few wires. Additionally, you'll want to remove the high voltage LCD voltage supply capacitor or disable the high voltage output on the regulator (by removing the pin). Leaving it connected is potentially dangerous (in the exploding capacitors way).

I'd recommend studying up on the schematics for both systems or it won't make too much sense doing this.

Pocket: https://github.com/Gekkio/gb-schematics
Color: https://nintenfo.github.io/repository/systems/GBC/documentation/schematics/
 
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I've made one. I think I was the first to make one with this method. I cannot take credit for the idea and most of the (not yet public) documentation though. That belongs to HoZy. For the most part, you just have to reroute power (battery input, power switch, 5v to system, audio power), audio output, and controls. It's tedious to do for sure but actually pretty simple. The key, I think, is to desolder the cart reader from the GBC before trimming and remove the cross brace under it (flush cutters or a dremel) so that you can route wire under it. You have to run quite a few wires. Additionally, you'll want to remove the high voltage LCD voltage supply capacitor or disable the high voltage output on the regulator (by removing the pin). Leaving it connected is potentially dangerous (in the exploding capacitors way).

I'd recommend studying up on the schematics for both systems or it won't make too much sense doing this.

Pocket: https://github.com/Gekkio/gb-schematics
Color: https://nintenfo.github.io/repository/systems/GBC/documentation/schematics/
Thanks for the advice and help. I will try to study a lot before I act.
 
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