GBC backlight conversion ribbon cable


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Taking pre-orders for the next batch now! Due to ship late August.

If you reside in US/Canada you may wish to order from my distributor Retromodding

You are ordering an experimental cable to install a GBASP-101 LCD into your GBC. This is the first of its kind and there may be bugs so please hand over your hard earned cash with this in mind! 

This is the first of a small run of adaptor ribbons (v2) which will allow the installation of a 101 LCD into your GBC. The ribbon itself contains a Complex Programmable Logic Device which intercepts and converts the signalling between the older GBC format to the newer GBA LCD format. This is included in your order, assembled and tested.

What you do not get is a GBC, an LCD etc. This ribbon is for those not afraid to modify their GBC and make things fit, even if they shouldn't. If you pull it off you'll have one of the first true Backlit GBC's (not including that $400 one on eBay)

You might also want to get a vinyl mask to cover the white area of the LCD. These too will be produced and available in store in good time. I've had good results using automotive pinstripe tape (can include upon request)

If you look closely, you'll notice the contrast and colour is better than an original GBA-SP 101. Blacks are blacker, the image seems sharper. The image is smaller than the GBC image, it is the same size as the GBA running a GBC game.

If you have any questions, please email me before placing your order. Build pics and videos of operation are on my Facebook page.

Thanks for your support

NOT YET COMPATIBLE WITH ORIGINAL GBA BROWN TAB LCD, and some white - recommend using the Chinese aftermarket LCD. These are fragile! Rough handling can damage the very fine traces.

Orange and Clear builds courtesy of Sam B.