Repairing a DEAD Game Boy Pocket [Part 1] -

Repairing a DEAD Game Boy Pocket [Part 1]

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And then they realised, they were no longer Game Boys: they were Game Men.

▶”Repairing” the silver Game Boy Pocket:

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  1. Isn't it weird how back then knowing a ton about computers and that would be considered a nerd but now you would be a legend

  2. Looked like leaking Liquid Crystal to me, but could've been some pressure damage.

  3. selever. favoite youtuber ME after terminated says:

    Game boy this is for no 666comments

  4. What? How does one get poopoo in their GB? Has Amber Heard owned a GB?

  5. Hei 3Dprint an adaptor after designing it! But refurbish it is the best

  6. "Cancer screen", that's the name for this black pixels. You can erase it pressing it in circles for hours. But don't works forever. Look for "Game Boy Cancer screen" to find videos about.

  7. hey Matt, a recommendation with braid: buy any type of flux and put it on the pad you're desoldering with the wick. Just trust me 🙂

  8. why does every game boy replace the Nintendo logo with a black square on the boot screen if no game is inserted?

  9. For this particular display, the crystal is supposed to straighten out when a voltage is applied. Since the polarizers on either side of the crystal layer are polarized at 90 degrees to each other, for light to pass through it has to be twisted by 90 degrees between going through the first filter and the second filter.

    The "light" portions of the screen are where the crystal is at rest in its twisted state, the "dark" portions are where the crystal has been straightened due to an applied voltage. The crystal will normally relax back to its twisted state, but it can also be permanently straightened out by a high enough voltage.

    The bits of crystal on those pixels became permanently untwisted due to over-voltaging. There was probably pressure applied to the screen while the gameboy was on, allowing voltage to leak across the electrodes in the array, delivering too much voltage to the crystal above those electrodes and damaging those bits of the crystal permanently. The pattern is from the moment at which that high voltage randomly leaked between segments of the electrode array.

    Sometimes you can massage the crystal and it will come out because you're sort of smooshing around portions of the liquid crystal so that enough of the undamaged crystal substance will be above each of the electrodes in the array to respond correctly to the voltages.

  10. Thank you for making restoration videos that have a voiceover and not just pure, ASMR style silence. I can't stand that shit.

  11. Ah yes, the Game Boy Color, have a Lime version at home, up and working!

  12. The way you talk sounds like Matthew from Downtown abbey haha

  13. "you can see the mark at some angles"
    Someone else has likely pointed this out already, but the reason this is, is because when light reflects off a flat surface it often gets polarized in some direction relative to that surface.

    That's why polarized sunglasses are recommended for people on boats (water surface).

  14. You were in recommendations and I’m hooked I csnt wait to tune in more

  15. Change de boulot et laisse les console tranquille, t'es pas doué c'est comme ça …

  16. My Pocket has some of that black stuff around the top edge. I'm kind of annoyed as it was perfectly fine less than a year ago and now it's got that, the sound stopped working and the start button requires more force than normal to register.

  17. Do you know anyone who will repair a original Gameboy I want to get my mom's original Gameboy fix and so it can continue to get passed down in the family

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