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#1 rednakes1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:35 AM

I recently fixed up the screen of an original Game Boy (DMG-01) by using the "soldering iron method" below the LCD panel to remove the vertical lines on the LCD. It started to work fine again. However, about a week later, the screen suddenly became blank except for one vertical line on the left of the screen (see pic). With the contrast turned all the way up the screen was all black with no missing lines - which should be fine.

So I used my soldering iron anyway to smooth out the traces on the LCD again - there seemed to be a few lines on the left side that were flickering as I ran across them, but they got fixed up till they went away. However, when I tried playing again I still got the blank screen with vertical line, and the screen was still all black with the contrast turned up.

Anything else I should try to this unit before I give up?

BTW the sound is still there and the buttons seem to function.

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#2 Osgeld OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:25 PM

Caps

#3 rednakes1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:33 PM

Caps


Are you sure it's the caps? I thought they mainly had to do with the screen dimness and audio issues. I do have replacement caps just in case.

#4 Osgeld OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:36 PM

Are you sure it's the caps?

 

no, its something to try 







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