Halloween is this weekend, so what better time to report on a piece of gaming hardware rising from the grave? The man responsible for this amazing resurrection is Solderking (AKA: Taylor Burley), who you might recall from a story we ran a while back about dunking Zelda carts in orange juice (basically, don't do it).
Burley, in case you didn't know, offers to repair broken games and hardware and was recently sent a Game Boy Pocket PCB that had been snapped clean in two. The story goes that the owner had dissembled the console to clean it, but accidentally dropped it on the floor – where his wife then (equally accidentally) stepped on it.
Amazingly, despite this damage, Burley was able to return the console to perfect working order. First, he used sandpaper to rub off the solder mask on the PCB itself before reconnecting the two pieces of PCB with epoxy. He then had to painstakingly resolder all of the exposed connections which had been severed when the PCB had been snapped in two (and then contend with a slightly ropey power switch), but the end result is a fully working (albeit naked) Game Boy Pocket.
Scared me than most horror games
Yes, the wife "accidently" stepped on it after he dropped it [hmm]
I do like the naked Gameboy look though
game boy never dies
And no joycon drift.
nice, since he put all the trouble he should install an IPS screen (dunno if that is)
Taylor Burley is a miracle worker, my god
If that console can be repaired, I would suppose my slightly less destroyed copy of some Famicom game called Magic Princess - Remember Minkie Momo. (not quite sure how that got into the collection but it's there)
The casing is smashed but the PCB is mostly intact except that the connector has been half perforated like notebook paper.
Hated the idea of tossing out any (presumably uncommon) busted game.
0_0 !!! NOW THAT is what you call a modern day miracle!!! just DANG!!!
A Game boy pocket broken, men we can fix it! we have the technology... Interesting that I rebuild a DMG Game boy from handheld legend a new front board and IPS screen just swap add a Pokemon yellow shell and presto!
There are new casings out there and Methods to reprint the Labels
Only NES ones there, but i am sure you can find a Famicom one out there.
Or you resamble it as a NES Game by using a Adapter, maybe you can glue* the Perforation and the Adapter helps against the Mechanical Force by inserting it.
*Depends on the Damage
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