Seriously overkill frontlight mod for GBC....This was fun..., I got a kit to fix, restore, and add a frontlight to a Gameboy Color.<br /> I cast the instruction manual aside, patched the frontlight directly to the batterer pack, at the point the towers are soldered to the front, ran far more wiring than I likely needed, and added a breaker switch to the middle of the unit, which I put in place by grinding a hole with a steak knife... Don&#039;t be fooled by the apparently bare wires in this thing though, I made sure that they were all secured and insulated, keeping them visible was an atheistic choice in my part.<br /> I like to think of this as a: Total Chaos Hackjob.<br /> <br /> <img src="" title="" alt="" class="bbcodeimg" align="absmiddle" /><br /> Frontlight on<br /> <br /> <img src="" title="" alt="" class="bbcodeimg" align="absmiddle" /><br /> Frontlight off<br /> <br /> <img src="" title="" alt="" class="bbcodeimg" align="absmiddle" /><br /> Frontlight on in complete darkness52Tue, 06 Jun 2017 21:52:55 -0400Nite:<br /> Okay, so, I&#039;m glad I decided to install that switch for the frontlight. As it turns out: much like with the original GBASP, the frontlight can more than double battery consumption. Only problem is that in this case, the battery cannot be recharged, unless a lithium battery pack is installed....<br /> <br /> <br /> ....In hindsight: this isn&#039;t a bad idea.....52Tue, 06 Jun 2017 23:41:08 -0400Bibby: high battery usage might make this impractical for general use, but that&#039;s still really cool. Nice job.1Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:34:56 -0400Nite: larger battery pack may help as well.<br /> If it used 4, instead of 2 AA batteries, like the DMG-01 used, the drain might not be as noticeable.<br /> <br /> I&#039;ll be doing the same thing to an original DMG-01.52Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:50:35 -0400Nite:<img src="" title="" alt="" class="bbcodeimg" align="absmiddle" /><br /> <img src="" title="" alt="" class="bbcodeimg" align="absmiddle" /><br /> <br /> Photos didn&#039;t capture well, but this looks a lot better IRL.<br /> I&#039;ve also gathered that I might currently own the only toggleable frontlit DMG-01 on the planet at this time.52Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:50:45 -0400Bibby: the screen look good regardless of whether you&#039;re in regular light, bright sunshine, or a dark room? If so, that&#039;s super-extra cool.1Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:30:07 -0400Nite: it does. Albeit there is a minor decline in contrast with the frontlight on, due to how it works, it isn&#039;t enough to render anything unplayable.<br /> <br /> In direct sunlight, contrast is still 1-1 to what the unmodified unit was, with the exception of expected screen distortion resulting from the frontlighting matrix plate.<br /> This is not detrimental to the playability of anything though.<br /> (It takes a bit of getting used to)<br /> <br /> I should say that I am quite proud of myself.<br /> Especially after seeing that the frontlight matrix plate is listed as &quot;Incompatible&quot; with the DMG-01.<br /> ...Kicked it&#039;s ass... <img src="emoticons/ploadpack/grin.png" alt=":D"/><br /> <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><br /> <div class="quote"><div class="quotee">Handheld Legend</div><h5><span style="color:#333333">The frontlight installed in the product photos was installed using OSAKA 7 LOCA. This backlight is compatible with the <strong>Nintendo Game Boy Color</strong><strong>.</strong> <span style="text-decoration:underline"><em>It is <strong>NOT </strong>compatible with the following models:</em> Game Boy </span><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline">DMG-01</span>, </strong><strong>Game Boy</strong><strong> Pocket</strong><strong>, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP, Nintendo DS, or Nintendo 3DS.</strong></span></h5></div><br /> Incidentally: Did you know that the pixels on a DMG-01 were blue?52Mon, 12 Jun 2017 21:31:59 -0400Nite: update: This has been running as long as the initial test for GBC, with, as of current, no noticeable additional battery drainage. Seems that this actually works better on the DMG-01, than it does the CGB-001.52Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:11:38 -0400Sat, 23 Jun 2018 04:05:41 -0400