Game Boy Color Front Housing Replacement

 

Introduction

 

Is the outside shell of your Game Boy cracked, damaged, or you're just getting sick of your old housing? This guide outlines how to get down to the front housing so you can swap it out!

 

Step 1 Battery

Push down on the tab and hinge the cover downwards and outwards to remove the battery cover.

 

 

Locate the battery compartment on the back of the Game Boy Color.

Push down on the tab and hinge the cover downwards and outwards to remove the battery cover.

 

 

Step 2

Remove the batteries from the battery compartment.

 

 

Step 3 Back Housing

Using a Y1 screwdriver, remove the six screws on the back of the device as pictured. The bottom two screws are located inside of the battery compartment.

 

 

Step 4

 

 

Gently lift and separate the back housing from the rest of the device. Now you've got the back housing out!

 

 

Step 5 LCD Ribbon Cable

Push up on the tabs on either side of the ribbon with a spudger.

 

 

Step 6

Gently remove the ribbon cable from the port

 

 

Step 7 Motherboard

 

 

Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the 3 screws shown in the picture.

 

 

Step 8

Gently lift the motherboard from the front housing.

 

 

Step 9 Buttons

Remove the rubber backing on each button grouping.

 

 

Step 10

Remove the original buttons from the housing.

 

 

Step 11 LCD Display

Twisting the front casing may help gain more leverage.

 

 

Gently pry and lift the LCD Display from the front panel.

Twisting the front casing may help gain more leverage.

 

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Angela Yoeurng
Member since: 01/18/2013
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