Disassembling Game Boy Outer Case

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How to take off the outer case to reach the internal components.

How to remove the outer case as to obtain access to the internal components for other guides.

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Edit Step 1 Replacing Game Boy Batteries  ¶ 

  • The Gameboy system uses four (4) AA batteries.

  • Turn over the Game Boy system and note the closed battery compartment.

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Use your fingernail to get underneath the battery cover latch. Proceed to remove the battery cover.

    • Be careful as this type of spring-clip is part of the cover itself and can break easily.

    • The plastic tabs at the bottom of the cover and the corresponding slots on the GameBoy unit must line up during re-assembly.

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Remove each battery. Prying outward from the positive (+) terminal is the easiest way.

    • Do not dispose of used batteries with standard waste. Please refer to your local recycling department for proper disposal instructions of used batteries.

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Pay close attention to the proper orientation of the batteries prior to insertion. This is clearly labeled inside the compartment.

  • After fresh AA alkaline batteries have been inserted correctly, replace the battery compartment cover with care.

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Edit Step 5 Outer Case  ¶ 

  • Remove any games from the device.

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Edit Step 6  ¶ 

  • Remove the battery cover from the back of the device.

  • Remove the batteries.

  • There should be two screws underneath the batteries.

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Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Remove the six screws on the back of the device and set aside for later.

  • Some Game Boys may have tri-wing screws securing the back case rather than Phillips. A special screwdriver may be required.

  • Warning - Be careful not to strip the screws.

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Edit Step 8  ¶ 

  • Gently separate the device's front outer casing from the back outer casing.

  • Warning - Do not damage the connecting ribbon cable pulling the outer casing completely apart.

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Edit Step 9  ¶ 

  • Move the screen side of the outer casing down to expose the ribbon cable connector.

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Edit Step 10  ¶ 

  • Grip the ribbon connector with your thumb and forefinger.

  • Warning - pull on the actual connector, not the ribbon.

  • Pull gently until the connector comes out of its socket.

  • The front and back of the device should completely separate.

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Edit Step 11  ¶ 

  • Put the back of the device (pictured) aside.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

For more information, check out the Game Boy device page.

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U need a tri-wing screwdriver not a Philips #00

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