I Restored This 2$ Ebay Junk Game Boy Color – Retro Console Restoration & Repair
I started the restoration by trying to get the power on. First I tried to clean corroded the contacts but that was no use. The power switch was working fine which meant the board was bad. Luckily I was able to find the broken part with a second GB color I have. The connection from one battery terminal had broken quite near the terminal I soldered a wire between the spots that were supposed to have a connection and it worked. This might not always work because it might leave something out of the circuit.
The corroded terminal was hard to clean while it was on the board so I desoldered it and removed the corrosion with rust remover, after which it was plated with nickel. Nickel will protect it from corrosion to certain extent. Nickel plating tutorial:
Now that I had power I could fix the screen. To fix “screen burn” I need to remove the burn polarizing filter and replace It with a new one. A sharp blade can be used to get the start but after that the filter will peel off by hand. Some of the glue will stay on the screen. I removed it with Isopropyl alcohol. All glue must be removed or the new polarizing filter will have bubbles. When putting a new polarizing filter on one must figure out which way the polarizing filter works best on the screen. It will only work at a certain angle.
I also removed the yellowing from the plastic shell which was supposed to be colorless. For this I used the same retrobrighting method as always. H2O2 and UV-light. Full tutorial here:
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This made me smile, I had the same game boy when I was a kid and seeing how you restored it made me get one hehe
How do you find these things? I've never seen even a broken gameboy on ebay for less than $50
This man literally named his Pikachu "go subscribe"
I was wondering what do u do with the things u restore?
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youd make a bad brain surgeon , very shaky hands
I wonder what the person who sold this to you would think if they saw it now lol
0:06 … that "colour" was also sold in Australia.
This is very soothing.
this man jump started a game boy color.. I’m absolutely at a loss of words 😂😂
Maybe try citrus wax cleaner to get rid of the glue
This is art. Such a fine craft perfectly honed
Love the Pokémon names at the end, legend. You stay awesome.
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21.7M views for the person here who restored our childhood favorite: The gameboy color. Hell yea
You had me at pokemon yellow
This is so satisfying to watch!
That’s my favourite game
I have the one, but i could'nt repair it.
the transparent color was also sold in europe, most of my friends had it
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Nice video man! If you want to make less painful the LCD glue removal, you could try heating up the IPA at 50-60°C. The solvent reaction should become much more efficient
It's funny how this guy can get destroyed thing for extremely cheap and the makeup it brand new without really buying anything and getting a basicly free new console
I liked the names of your Pokémon and how you played it out gg
Simply. I love to see this 😉
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Did it come from Japan?
You repaired not just the console but my childhood as well.
Thanks for this tutorial
You know, I DO have an old Gameboy Pocket, with that very same toolkit. I'm gonna give this a go…
That is absolutely incredible
He talks too much
Is there a way to convert a gameboy color from requiring batteries, to a usb charger?
I use to have one just like that one growing up. i brought it to school and some kid who bullied me stole it and smashed it .😔
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How do you even know you can do this type of stuff
I'm curious if you have ever opened a console like this, while filming for a video, only to find it to be totally nonrepairable. Would love to see that video!
Who remembers the rare candy code where you can clone them on cinnabar Island 🏝 damn iam getting old lol. I still remember that lol ahhh the good ol days😊
Did the previous owner use his screen as a cooking surface with his lighter?
Why doesn't this guy ever try using Isopropyl Alcohol??