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Does anyone here do original DMG Gameboys with a bivert backlight mod?


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 A bit much taking a whole thread for this and likely better in ATF but wasn’t sure. 
 

So I would like to get hold of one of these as a present for somebody. Does anyone know any reputable sellers, does ideally someone here do them and have one? Not in a particular rush but within a month or so.

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I have a backlit biverted DMG Gameboy - blue backlight, that I was going to flog.White one with white buttons and dpad. I can bang some photos on here if you want. few minor marks on screen that you can't really see when its running

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I don't know if they do sales of this specifically, but you could do worse than hitting up joebleeps on Instagram - he did the Neon Advance things that were made out of DS Lites and looked pretty cool. 

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1 hour ago, watusi said:

I have a backlit biverted DMG Gameboy - blue backlight, that I was going to flog.White one with white buttons and dpad. I can bang some photos on here if you want. few minor marks on screen that you can't really see when its running

 

How much were you looking for? Just out of interest.

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1 hour ago, strawdonkey said:

I don't know if they do sales of this specifically, but you could do worse than hitting up joebleeps on Instagram - he did the Neon Advance things that were made out of DS Lites and looked pretty cool. 

Not sure Joe does commissions these days but he is a very sturdy modder and a good egg.

 

@sir stiff_one my oldest of buddies. Have you seen the new IPS modded DMGs??!! They make the bivert/backlight mod look like a Vectrex in comparison. There's still an old school charm about the old mod but the IPS screen is absolutely stunning.

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6 minutes ago, watusi said:

 

About £55 i guess

Fair price. Thing is with the backlit/bivert mod the parts are actually dirt-cheap but the difficulty level/time required is high. Opposite way round with the new IPS mod. Piss easy to install but fairly costly (about £45 for the screen/front assembly alone)

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To be fair I would want to shift that @watusi :lol:

White with off-white??!! :wacko: 

 

LCD wise the white, green and yellow are the easiest colours on the eye...if you go for for an IPS mod you can cycle colour combos by pressing the contrast wheel.

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1 hour ago, Das said:

Not sure Joe does commissions these days but he is a very sturdy modder and a good egg.

 

@sir stiff_one my oldest of buddies. Have you seen the new IPS modded DMGs??!! They make the bivert/backlight mod look like a Vectrex in comparison. There's still an old school charm about the old mod but the IPS screen is absolutely stunning.

@Das, ! how were you not the first person on my mind?

I haven't. How do I get hold of one? Ideally I want a Gameboy that looks original, but not all yellowed and with a wicked screen. How much are we talking here (oh, I see you put the parts price), where can I get one all in?

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9 hours ago, sir stiff_one said:

@Das, ! how were you not the first person on my mind?

I haven't. How do I get hold of one? Ideally I want a Gameboy that looks original, but not all yellowed and with a wicked screen. How much are we talking here (oh, I see you put the parts price), where can I get one all in?

@sir stiff_one I literally just sold one on eBay!! Posted it yesterday, d'oh.

 

Depends how quick you need it. I could build you one but parts from China are taking quite long at the moment. There are some decent guys selling them on eBay. They charge a few quid more than I would (as this is probably their business as opposed to a hobby!) but basically this is exactly what you want:

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133402099818

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10 hours ago, sir stiff_one said:

Ok I would be looking to pick one up for mid July. Do you know that eBay seller or do you wanna do it?

@sir stiff_one go for the one I linked. Mid July is only 6 weeks away and I couldn't guarantee parts would arrive in time. AliExpress give up 50 days in normal circumstances. The mod he has done is exactly what I would do. Looks like an original shell too rather than a cheapy Chinese replica. When it arrives just check for responsiveness of buttons. Some early ones had issues with protruding shell parts hitting the replacement PCB which meant you had to trim it down otherwise buttons wouldn't respond properly unless you mashed them hard. Or message him and check he's aware of that issue. 

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1 hour ago, Vimster said:

I have two I got via these guys - https://www.deadpanrobot.co.uk/

 

He's not working at the moment. Can order parts but not doing consoles. Plus any of these sites (see retrosix also) put on a large premium. Personally I think their builds can be a bit overpriced but I appreciate it can be more reassuring than taking a punt on eBay.

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