Alley Beach wrote:

i think a 1k with maybe a 47 ohm resistor added (just to be safe) should be plenty.
kitsch: how many LED's and what are the rated mA? if you dont mind tongue

I would imagine a 1k to be a bit of overkill, no?

maybe. then try a 500 ohm pot  i suppose. just to dabble.

or use one too high intentionally and measure the resistance where its at its limit before they shut off, and get a pot closest to this value

I just installed one myself, it's just as bad and washed out as I expected. I seriously can't see a thing with this backlight. I really expected a bit better out of the box.

You can see it here: http://instagram.com/p/jkYdHAp4wf/

John Riselvato wrote:

I just installed one myself, it's just as bad and washed out as I expected. I seriously can't see a thing with this backlight. I really expected a bit better out of the box.

You can see it here: http://instagram.com/p/jkYdHAp4wf/

probably a stupid question but, what game is that? looks interesting.

BoFoSho wrote:
John Riselvato wrote:

I just installed one myself, it's just as bad and washed out as I expected. I seriously can't see a thing with this backlight. I really expected a bit better out of the box.

You can see it here: http://instagram.com/p/jkYdHAp4wf/

probably a stupid question but, what game is that? looks interesting.

Dragon Warrior Monster, you are the 3rd person to ask me this. I find this truly sad that the title is this unknown as it was my childhood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ_sXp_daPI

I think this game probably has one of the best soundtracks for the gameboy, and I'm sure plenty agree.

Is there anyone here who would be interested in performing a possibly destructive test for the sake of my curiosity? (destructive to the panel, not the Gameboy Color)

I'd like to see what happens if you place the frontlight panel onto a photo or something, with a drop of water between the frontlight and the illuminated surface. I want to know if the water would help reduce washout. If it does reduce washout I think I know of a possible solution.

arfink wrote:

Is there anyone here who would be interested in performing a possibly destructive test for the sake of my curiosity? (destructive to the panel, not the Gameboy Color)

I'd like to see what happens if you place the frontlight panel onto a photo or something, with a drop of water between the frontlight and the illuminated surface. I want to know if the water would help reduce washout. If it does reduce washout I think I know of a possible solution.


i got your PM, and its super interesting, just didn't reply yet cause i'm doing stuff around

but i will wink  thanks for that, very interesting though

kitsch wrote:
arfink wrote:

Is there anyone here who would be interested in performing a possibly destructive test for the sake of my curiosity? (destructive to the panel, not the Gameboy Color)

I'd like to see what happens if you place the frontlight panel onto a photo or something, with a drop of water between the frontlight and the illuminated surface. I want to know if the water would help reduce washout. If it does reduce washout I think I know of a possible solution.


i got your PM, and its super interesting, just didn't reply yet cause i'm doing stuff around

but i will wink  thanks for that, very interesting though

Hehehe, I hope it works...

Ahh, like a slide for a microscope. Try clear nail polish. It will harden and keep, but you'll never get it off...

Jazzmarazz wrote:

Ahh, like a slide for a microscope. Try clear nail polish. It will harden and keep, but you'll never get it off...

Oh, I have something much much better in mind.

Kitsch, wouldn't it be better if you sourced brand new GBA SP LCDs frontlights? I know a man who knows a man... Hehehe.

John Riselvato wrote:

Dragon Warrior Monster, you are the 3rd person to ask me this. I find this truly sad that the title is this unknown as it was my childhood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ_sXp_daPI

I think this game probably has one of the best soundtracks for the gameboy, and I'm sure plenty agree.

It was Pokémon before pokemon. That game.

meanwun wrote:
John Riselvato wrote:

Dragon Warrior Monster, you are the 3rd person to ask me this. I find this truly sad that the title is this unknown as it was my childhood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ_sXp_daPI

I think this game probably has one of the best soundtracks for the gameboy, and I'm sure plenty agree.

It was Pokémon before pokemon. That game.

This guy speaks the truth.

arfink wrote:
Jazzmarazz wrote:

Ahh, like a slide for a microscope. Try clear nail polish. It will harden and keep, but you'll never get it off...

Oh, I have something much much better in mind.

like that stuff they use to laminate cellphoine screens to the digitizer?

like that stuff they use to laminate cellphoine screens to the digitizer?

Someone on instagram said that the Gameboy Advance SP used an anti-glare film to get away with front lighting the unit. He also said that it would probably solve the issue this kit brings. Not sure if that's the case, but I'm going to try it.

Not exactly this one, but this is what I'm talking about: http://www.amazon.com/Lexerd-Nintendo-G … B002MKTQ3I

I think I can surely find it cheaper. Since really all it is, is the same thing they use on cell phone screens.