Hello all! I recently stumbled onto this forum because I wanted to backlight my MGB. Well, I recently acquired a DMG from my buddy for FREE and was thinking about backlighting it as well. I have seen a lot of people making music on their Game Boys, but I will be using mine solely for playing games. Sorry if these photos are bad, but here are a couple pictures of what I am working with:
This is the DMG I acquired from my friend. It is in very good condition. The only thing that is wrong with it is that it has minor scratches and there is a small amount of corrosion in the battery compartment. I want to do a white backlight on this DMG, replace the buttons, and maybe put a different color LED for the battery light.
Battery compartment corrosion:
Second, is the MGB I have had since they came out. I want to backlight this and get some new buttons. I may want to swap the internals into a new case since this one has some wear on it (after all, it is about 14 years old I think), or maybe fix this case up a little and paint it.
I did have a couple of questions.
1. Pro Sound. I was looking for info, but I think I was looking in the wrong places. What is the benefit of the Pro Sound mod? Is it just for headphones or does it affect the speaker inside the case? If it does provide a nice sound to either, I might want to do this to the DMG.
2. Battery. Would I need to beef up my battery since I am adding all these things? What about adding a rechargeable source? I have seen people adding PSP batteries to their Game Boys. Would this be a possibility? Maybe a GBA: SP battery?
3. Backlight. I want to do a white backlight to both of these. I was looking on ASMretro and found this (http://www.asmretro.com/product/ledx3-vb
). Would this be a good backlight for both of these? I have read on here that backlighting the MCB is kind of a pain in the butt. Would these be an easy mod?
4. Cases. I have been looking around for a replacement case and I can't seem to find any. Is there any place to find some? I would love to have a clear case for both of these projects. I have seen some really nice frosted clear cases.
I will probably be updating this thread as I go along with acquiring everything on my list for the mods. Let me know what you guys think and I could always use a push in the right direction with info! Thank you!