i removed the polarizer by carefully lifting it with an exacto knife and peeling away... and then just scrubbing it with isopropyl alcohol and a q-tip for like 45 mins. (i used the exacto knife a few more times, very carefully, to lift some stubborn bits.) the eventual goal here is to install a backlight mod. i know they sell fancy ips lcds for the pocket now but honestly i kinda love the look of the lcd on the pocket
another first for me: I resoldered a surface-mount chip in this old flash cart of mine for the GBA. I opened the cart up and found that the SRAM chip (in the upper right corner) had separated from its solder pads somehow—one side was completely loose, and a bunch of pins on that side were bent. I used fine tweezers to bend the pins back, then soldered it back in place (with the help of a lot of chipquick flux). it's not pretty but it does work!
the only problem is that the company that made this flash cart no longer exists, and the software to flash it only runs on Windows XP (if you can even track down a copy). so I'm stuck with the games I flashed on there back in like 2012. fortunately these games are bangers: Metroid Fusion, Klonoa, and Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga
i prefer it too. my favorite is the og lcd with a bivert mod and rgb backlighting. definitely think about the bivert mod!
@aparrish combined with your cw, I interpreted "polarizing film" to mean you were making an explosive documentary about your controversial, cutting-edge gameboy repair techniques
gameboy repair, pol mention
@valrus next up on fox news, watch this controversial footage of a bespectacled liberal new york city college professor playing video games on the job
@Ludonaut this is the URL on the cart (from the most recent wayback snapshot that works) https://web.archive.org/web/20090605032626/http://www.gbaelink.com/
I tried flashing it with my gbxcart rw last night! the software doesn't detect it, and using the "generic" setting didn't work 😔
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