GBA Console Modification

Project Type: Soldering and Craft

Date Completed: 13/10/2018

Goals: The goal of the project was to upgrade a 2001 original Gameboy Advance to make it usable in poor light or for someone with visual impairment whilst maintaining the form factor of the original GBA.

Outcome: Using the screen from a later console (AGS-101), and an aftermarket ribbon cable adapter, and with some modification to the casing, I successfully installed a backlit screen and glass lens protector in the original GBA. The console even saw better battery life due to the improved efficiency of the aftermarket screen.