So next off for gameboy hacks and projects I will working with a few gameboy advance SP models. On it way in the mail (I am currently at lunch at work) is an AGS-001 Gameboy Advance SP all in working order, just a dinged up case, new case plastics, a pair of damaged AGS-101 motherboards, and some replacement connectors.
This phase of the project is to document any differences between the two revisions of the Gameboy Advance SP motherboard, the obvious difference between the two models in general is the frontlit screen vs the backlit screen. Its also my hope that I will get both of these motherboards in working order and buy new screens/cases/batteries and build two working AGS-101 SPs we will see. One of the mobos has a finicky A button the other has a damaged accessory connector. Fortunately OEM replacement connectors have been ordered off ebay and that should be an easy fix, I'm hoping the A button will also be easy, just going to clean the contact and get all new button rubber components.
Anyways here is what I'm working with (photos from ebay, going to take better ones when I get home)
Cracked screen, darn shame, these are really nice displays
Replacement case for when I fix a board and get a new screen/battery, really groovy metallic seafoam green looking color.
Last but not least my working sample, a complete AGS-001, its also going to get a new case eventually (need to pick a color) and possibly screen upgrade too.
Tonight I'm going to take some pictures and do some testing, I'll post a short log afterwards but I want to do the main post on these a bit later. I want to take the raw boards to work and take pictures of them under a microscope that has a built in camera, so we can get a really good look at the PCBs and learn more. Stay tuned for more gameboy hacks and mods!