Modding Game Boys

Hello all, I know I haven’t updated this blog in a long time – like over a year – but I will try harder this year, I promise.

Anyway, one of the more fun bits that I’ve been up to last year was modding original Game Boys. I saw some back light mods by Joe, a friend on twitter, and did a bit of digging. It’s not a terribly difficult mod, only needing to solder two wires for the basic effort, going up to adding a hex inversion chip for biverting the display.

There are lots of excellent tutorials for doing this yourself online and on YouTube already, so I won’t bore you with my version, just google for it.

The process itself is quite therapeutic, and takes less and less time. I did about three or four Game Boys with the intention of selling them on, but have got attached to them all, and the boy pinched one of my favourites!

Many thanks to Joe for his help and advice, and Lewis for a constant supply of Game Boys!