Question oMdding help (gameboy pocket)

Discussion in 'Handhelds' started by Katherine worth, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. Katherine worth .

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    hey I’m hereby with some newb questions

    I bought a broken backlit gameboy pocket and I changed the screen as needed and I love playing it

    Problem is the backlight flickers badly and killing my eyes

    So far from what I’m seeing people are saying I new to add a resistor to it but I want to know for sure

    And if so I have no clue what resistor should be used and I’m scared of buying the wrong type and wanted to know if anyone could link me to the proper one

    Again I’m sorry for dumb questions I’ve never attempted stuff like this before my knowledge goes as far as replacing the screen
    I’m use to fixing things like furbys gameboys are very different than furbys
     
  2. Noah The Manager Staff Member . . .

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    Any 100/150 ohm resistor should work for the pocket.
     
  3. Katherine worth .

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    Thanks a ton!
    Do you happen to know any good guide to putting the resistor in
    I really don’t want to mess it up I’ve alrrady invested way more into this than I planned too lol
     
  4. MasterNate .

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    That is the downside to this hobby. It is always more expensive than we think it is going to be. But the return is great. And the feeling you get when you finally finish something is the best reward. The benefits far outweigh the bit of money you put into your projects.
     
  5. bud DAT ASS .

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    Resistors are pretty simple to install. Put where you want resistance. aka the voltage line
     
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    I just want to add that it's impossible to put a resistor in "backwards". It doesn't matter which way it goes. That threw me on my first led mod :) Also Radioshack might have what you're looking for.
     
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  7. cheese the tallest memer in town Staff Member . . .

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    If only they existed anymore ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    I'll be uploading a guide on my YouTube Channel on How-To install a backlight and bivert mod into your Gameboy Pocket. Check it out, I should have it up soon.

    WELP. I still rep Radio Shack 60/40 rosin core solder.
     
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