Apeshit wrote:

That's connected to regulated 5v source. Connecting to the unregulated power source is not bad for the console, it bypasses everything. Putting strain on the regulator with the high current draw from an EMS cart and a backlight is damaging to the console.

Ah damn, thank you for pointing this out! I'm a bit noob on all these different solder points, which ones are considered the best to drive my nonelectronics V5 without having to add resistors etc. ?

Apeshit suggests running the backlight unregulated directly from the battery terminals - I'd go with that.

edit - rereading it all, I would run it over the power led, no need then for running wires between the boards.

Last edited by irony7 (April 17, 2017 6:52 pm)

I should rephrase that... Connecting directly to the battery terminals won't turn off the backlight when you switch off the gameboy. So yeah, power LED source is a good place to tap into.

Apeshit wrote:

I should rephrase that... Connecting directly to the battery terminals won't turn off the backlight when you switch off the gameboy. So yeah, power LED source is a good place to tap into.

Haha,  good point!!

Can anybody point out the power LED solder points to use to avoid the heating up problem? I'm not 100% sure on what ones are correct, and it'd be good to sort out a few of my DMGs that get pretty hot before I fry anything. (!)

Last edited by unexpectedbowtie (May 16, 2017 11:06 pm)

Answer coming after workday is finished.

irony7 wrote:

Answer coming after workday is finished.

Thanks a lot!

thats dem fire beats