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bigdogfarmhand
05-01-2014, 11:19 PM
I bought a broken Pokemon edition gameboy and though it was worth way more I paid $15 bucks

Because it had no sound.

The speakers were 2 bucks for 3 of them.

First crack the case. You need a tri wing little driver
http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r686/bigdogfarmhanf/E2A1E740-047F-4BB8-A1E8-2BFF7DB75C2E_zpsif5fx0wu.jpg (http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/bigdogfarmhanf/media/E2A1E740-047F-4BB8-A1E8-2BFF7DB75C2E_zpsif5fx0wu.jpg.html)
http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r686/bigdogfarmhanf/4B96DCB2-C47F-416B-BA99-E45273520136_zpsuiusyknz.jpg (http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/bigdogfarmhanf/media/4B96DCB2-C47F-416B-BA99-E45273520136_zpsuiusyknz.jpg.html)

Then once the back is off you have 3 board screws to take off
http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r686/bigdogfarmhanf/5C0501D1-8888-4476-82F6-262FFA5DC390_zpskgofes9k.jpg (http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/bigdogfarmhanf/media/5C0501D1-8888-4476-82F6-262FFA5DC390_zpskgofes9k.jpg.html)

http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r686/bigdogfarmhanf/E13C4177-34C6-471D-BF6A-5443C9C8D3FF_zpsgufxjsbm.jpg (http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/bigdogfarmhanf/media/E13C4177-34C6-471D-BF6A-5443C9C8D3FF_zpsgufxjsbm.jpg.html)

Then remove the on/off slide
http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r686/bigdogfarmhanf/0413B0B9-E063-455C-8FB7-57B4735ED855_zpsxzfddvaf.jpg (http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/bigdogfarmhanf/media/0413B0B9-E063-455C-8FB7-57B4735ED855_zpsxzfddvaf.jpg.html)

Now look at the ribbon and how it feeds into the board, there are black tabs that slide up on each side the free the ribbon
Notice also the black light guard that comes out also
http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r686/bigdogfarmhanf/5095BBC5-3F4B-4D8F-9525-F7924A866BD9_zpssgzxpyv6.jpg (http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/bigdogfarmhanf/media/5095BBC5-3F4B-4D8F-9525-F7924A866BD9_zpssgzxpyv6.jpg.html)

Remove the ribbon
http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r686/bigdogfarmhanf/851EC8E0-FEAA-4C08-BCEA-26063678567A_zpsru6kfmuz.jpg (http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/bigdogfarmhanf/media/851EC8E0-FEAA-4C08-BCEA-26063678567A_zpsru6kfmuz.jpg.html)

Now you can handle the board more freely and have room to preform the speaker replacement

http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r686/bigdogfarmhanf/6DF042FA-D2C1-4C0D-A112-E440C192F6C1_zpsfvemxufy.jpg (http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/bigdogfarmhanf/media/6DF042FA-D2C1-4C0D-A112-E440C192F6C1_zpsfvemxufy.jpg.html)

I also take the buttons out and clean everything

http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r686/bigdogfarmhanf/43E2212C-EC96-4ADC-8BBB-99499BFF7F4C_zpssh2rucid.jpg (http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/bigdogfarmhanf/media/43E2212C-EC96-4ADC-8BBB-99499BFF7F4C_zpssh2rucid.jpg.html)

As u can tell by the picture below, some stupid fuker spilt cola in the speaker whole and ruined the speaker...see how nasty it is ? On the left is the new speaker
http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r686/bigdogfarmhanf/1D91BFA4-F46F-45B8-A1F3-D1B932EF38BA_zpsghgozvgi.jpg (http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/bigdogfarmhanf/media/1D91BFA4-F46F-45B8-A1F3-D1B932EF38BA_zpsghgozvgi.jpg.html)

Carefully pull the wires and speaker form the board

Srs don't pull the wires off the board , we are going to melt the speaker off the wires so we don't have to solder on the board
http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r686/bigdogfarmhanf/74C8DFDC-0356-460A-907D-925C4F276A33_zps9prnk9ei.jpg (http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/bigdogfarmhanf/media/74C8DFDC-0356-460A-907D-925C4F276A33_zps9prnk9ei.jpg.html)

Heat up that solder iron. $6 bucks at autozone.
http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r686/bigdogfarmhanf/19C767C0-A602-4DE2-ABF1-20C26B2F356D_zpsxjug2jwj.jpg (http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/bigdogfarmhanf/media/19C767C0-A602-4DE2-ABF1-20C26B2F356D_zpsxjug2jwj.jpg.html)

All I did was barely touch the solder on the speaker to melt it and pull the wire off on each side and then did the same to the new speaker.

The replacement speaker already had daps of solder and made it extremely easy to do

http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r686/bigdogfarmhanf/57EF5204-159A-4646-920B-C0F3F5D8AC34_zpsmxmmgmja.jpg (http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/bigdogfarmhanf/media/57EF5204-159A-4646-920B-C0F3F5D8AC34_zpsmxmmgmja.jpg.html)

I take the buttons out and clean every thing with a little soapy water and wipe it dry , clean everything.

You can really make It look GREAT this way,
http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r686/bigdogfarmhanf/10088956-AF8F-4490-92DA-9B9F277058AA_zps6z6uixfb.jpg (http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/bigdogfarmhanf/media/10088956-AF8F-4490-92DA-9B9F277058AA_zps6z6uixfb.jpg.html)

http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r686/bigdogfarmhanf/10088956-AF8F-4490-92DA-9B9F277058AA_zps6z6uixfb.jpg (http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/bigdogfarmhanf/media/10088956-AF8F-4490-92DA-9B9F277058AA_zps6z6uixfb.jpg.html)

Carefully fold wires back in to place while fitting speaker back in hole
http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r686/bigdogfarmhanf/D7D88685-88D5-4347-950C-BE5F9F54162A_zpsznydfarg.jpg (http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/bigdogfarmhanf/media/D7D88685-88D5-4347-950C-BE5F9F54162A_zpsznydfarg.jpg.html)

Slide the light cover back in

http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r686/bigdogfarmhanf/DAA1F6C6-B4D3-40B1-B474-103E4EABF16F_zps2frl3iaz.jpg (http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/bigdogfarmhanf/media/DAA1F6C6-B4D3-40B1-B474-103E4EABF16F_zps2frl3iaz.jpg.html)

Now that the speaker is back in hole replace the three smaller Board screws and put back on and replace screws




You can't hear it but not only does it work. The new speaker sounds way better then others I have

So much so that I am planing of replacing a working speaker in another game

http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r686/bigdogfarmhanf/297067BC-9EFA-4365-9BF0-E219149A1A60_zpscdwoj7ho.jpg (http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/bigdogfarmhanf/media/297067BC-9EFA-4365-9BF0-E219149A1A60_zpscdwoj7ho.jpg.html)

http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r686/bigdogfarmhanf/078A7547-4492-45FA-B034-6532013AF621_zpskfdyu9m5.jpg (http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/bigdogfarmhanf/media/078A7547-4492-45FA-B034-6532013AF621_zpskfdyu9m5.jpg.html)



Cliffs


Above is steps to replacing a gameboy color speaker

Speakers bought off ebay

Solder iron from auto zone.


I realize this is not rocket science. But thought I would share

bigdogfarmhand
05-01-2014, 11:24 PM
Lol

Thats a long azz post that no one is going to read.

Sorry misc.

00o
05-01-2014, 11:48 PM
Well they do say that farmhands are handy....

Taikun
05-01-2014, 11:56 PM
It's satisfying to fix electronics, and this type of thing is a great way to learn. There isn't that much of a difference between this and taking apart a laptop or game console, just more screws.

Couthos
05-02-2014, 12:21 AM
It's satisfying to fix electronics, and this type of thing is a great way to learn. There isn't that much of a difference between this and taking apart a laptop or game console, just more screws.Yeah I used to love doing shet like this. When I read the title I thought OP was going to ask how, and my response would have been to just open it up and go for it

nice fix OP

bigdogfarmhand
05-02-2014, 07:19 AM
It's satisfying to fix electronics, and this type of thing is a great way to learn. There isn't that much of a difference between this and taking apart a laptop or game console, just more screws.

It was extremely satisfying to me when I got done and flipped it on and it worked.

Always is

bigdogfarmhand
05-02-2014, 07:20 AM
Well they do say that farmhands are handy....

We I was a child we were broke and you had to fix things in order to keep them working.

Also now that we have the intern to can order parts for things.

Oh and by the way

Wtf happened to radio shack?

When did it turn in to a cell phone and tablet store ???

They don't even sell parts there any more

bigdogfarmhand
05-02-2014, 08:06 AM
Yeah I used to love doing shet like this. When I read the title I thought OP was going to ask how, and my response would have been to just open it up and go for it

nice fix OP

And no left over parts !

CoreMaster75
05-02-2014, 10:38 AM
Fantastic job, nice read OP.

Might want to consider picking up some Meguiar's SwirlX(or Ultimate Polish) and lightly go over the screen to make it 100% crystal clear and remove any scratches

Swamp Dog
05-02-2014, 11:33 AM
Repost of peace

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=161681973

bigdogfarmhand
05-02-2014, 11:22 PM
Fantastic job, nice read OP.

Might want to consider picking up some Meguiar's SwirlX(or Ultimate Polish) and lightly go over the screen to make it 100% crystal clear and remove any scratches

Really ? Does it work well I have a really rare game boy that would be worth way more if the scratches were better.

I didn't want to mess with it and make it worse