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  1. The backlight will be a separate unit. So, if you did not purchase the backlight at first, it can be purchased later and wired in later. I'll need the new displays and backlight unit first before we can determine how it's going to be hooked up. The ideas are controlling the LCD contrast as it's originally configured. This is the pot on the back to adjust as the 9V battery drains. Then attaching the backlight and how it gets powered.
  2. Sounds good. I'm stilling working on getting a couple of working units to send. I'll post something useful when I get them send over for rev eng. Then I can get better quotes on actual quantities and costs.
  3. ok. So what is your opinion on the displays? Backlight or no backlight?
  4. Ok, you have made contact? Is there anyway to pass on questions? Who was the supplier? That supplier already make samples of the LCD display and backlight part. Can he pass along the info. I'm having to start over with a suppliers and create new samples which is time consuming. I would save us all a lot of time. Thanks for any help.
  5. Thanks for the post on this. The more activity on this the better for everyone. This week I should get a unit that actually works. I can take measurements and create a build spec for the supplier. I really wish I could hear something about the project from 511under. I don't want to step on his work but we need a screen already! 😎👍
  6. Exactly! Yes, the old gameboy did not have backlight. The supplier worked with the buyer and custom created a backlight. These are all over ebay right now. It will work either with the on/off switch or use contrast control in the back. I think that will be a cool feature that was not possible in 1979. Again, this is exactly what 511under has already completed. I don't know what happened to 511under's progress. He had 5 samples made that worked fine. No updates since Apr. It started 4-5 years ago!
  7. Well, I created an item on ebay discussing this issue. https://www.ebay.com/itm/224090610358 I have a supplier that's ready to make these. The cost is still being worked out. The supplier also builds the replacement units for all of the old gameboy units with a white backlight display. Those are for sale all over ebay. These Microvision displays are extremely simple. If anyone knows how to contact 511under, let me know.
  8. Who exactly is working on this replacement screen? 5-11under? Anyone else working on this? I enjoy working on solutions for these old games. We all enjoy a little fun nostalgia with playing the old games. I've recently purchased a unit on ebay. It was not working and I wanted to find a solution. I quickly found this thread. I rebuild the games Dark Tower with new motors, brighter displays and new battery contacts. Also restored are the record players for voice of the mummy, Seance and Mattel Instant replay-talking baseball and football. All of these repairs are new motors and replacing the nasty battery corroded contacts custom made from Cheeeena manufacturers. Sometimes other hand made customs plastic part repairs are needed. Here is the website. www.voiceofthemummy.com It's really cool for everyone to enjoy playing these restored games once again. I would like to work on getting a replacement LCD display made but it seems like this project has gone on for years now! Does anyone personally know 5-11under?? Is a replacement getting manufactured? Thanks for any help.
  9. So what are the symptoms of a bad screen?? Are all of the pixels turned on? Or is the screen blank? I have a unit with 2 cartridges that works with sound but no display. I'll take 2 please. One for my pet monkey and one for my microvision.
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