Do the Game Boys in Shadow Boxes actually work? Let's find out! -

Do the Game Boys in Shadow Boxes actually work? Let’s find out!

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Thanks for the shadow box GridStudio! Was lots of fun putting it back together, haha. This one is for @Martin Refseth “HDR” 🙂

Tools and supplies I use:
Soldering iron:
Iron stand:
Solder wick:
Hot air station:
Screwdriver set:
JIS Screwdriver:
Scalpel handle:
Scalpel blades:
Silicone mat:
Metal spudger:
Metal tweezers:
Plastic tweezers:
Flush trim cutters:


  1. You only had to use IPA and that hot glue would have just fallen off 🤣

  2. They just sell full gameboys in frames now?

  3. Loved this video. Do you have any starting recommendations for folks completely unfamiliar with this sort of hardware work, but want to get into it?

  4. When you tested the second speaker, I think you accidentally had the volumed turned all the way down by looking at the direction you turned the dial

  5. You do know 99% iso takes off hot glue easy

  6. destroying a piece of art like that should be a crime.

  7. Short answer is yes, you can bet it safely after 3secs in the video

  8. The speaker wasn’t working because you had the headphones plugged in 🫡

  9. Watching you scrape that circuit board with metal made me cringe.

  10. Can't you hear that poor poor cat he says he hasn't been fed for DAAAYS he tells us DAAAYS.

  11. Ripping and bending the motherboard will fuck it up so much not to mention the screen.

  12. I wonder which system is loaded on this one . Maybe it's a special version of Gameboy bios

  13. I absolutely love that it asks if you’re a boy or a girl. No non-binary, they/them, xi/xer bullshit this new mentally ill generation is obsessed with.

  14. I mean you could've just soldered some wires to where they needed to go and tested it that way. This hurts.

  15. pro tip, if you use isoprypyl on hot glue it will completely delaminate from whatever it's connected to very easily

  16. I personally would have only pulled the electronics. That's what makes it functional, the buttons at the end of the day are cosmetic and ergonomic only.
    I'm only 4 min in at this point, and i hope it doesn't work. In my eyes, taking functioning pieces out of circulation for a showpiece creates an artificially inflated value on the pieces that circulate for use.

  17. CHITUS💖⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻ says:

    I think what would be cool if Nintendo did this sort of thing, but it was made as a way to build your gameboy. (No soldering) but everything is part that sort of snap, or screw in place. And comes with one game of choice

  18. Meanwhile meowewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww 😂please let me in 😮

  19. Heet aka methyl alcohol or methanol is a release agent for hot glue. Use it. the hot glue will literally fall off instantly with droplet amounts.

  20. The board probably wasn’t getting enough power to play sound

  21. "Are you boy or are you a girl?"
    Who woulda guessed this question woulda been an issue back then? back when people didn't make shit up to just to get upset about it. SMH

  22. No Fake Art gameboy color… Real Art Game boy color, power

  23. No Fake Art gameboy color, real power

  24. 1 million in 10 years for that piece, he ruined it

  25. I thought the one in the shadow box would have been faked or you know just plastic pieces and parts

  26. Why would you buy one in a shadow box like this

  27. Read your name as if it was some prehistoric aquatic animal (esoteri-seon) rather than "esoteric – Sean"

  28. good thing about gameboys is
    they never contained frame lags xD

  29. My question is did u pay less or more for that cus it’s win either way good job man

  30. I’m sure that the GameBoy in the picture frame was cheaper than one that was already built. So I guess you got one for a cheaper price basically!

  31. I think it's better to just use faulty devices for these shadow boxes, that's one way to make use of something otherwise useless

  32. "There is not really an easy way to get this stuff off" proceeds to get the stuff off the easiest and worst way possible 😂

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