Repairing Game Boy Speaker
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How to replace the speaker in a first-gen Game Boy system.
- Author: Andrew Tramposch
- Difficulty: Difficult
How to access and replace the speaker on the front panel of a Game Boy system.
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- 8-ohm mini speaker Be careful with the replacement part. I have not been able to verify the specific stats for the speaker, so I would recommend asking an electronics professional. If you find this info, please edit them into this guide!
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.
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.
Always use fresh batteries when replacing old ones. Never mix batteries as explained why in detail here: http://www.ehow.com/info_8523093_not-two...
Remove the 6 screws on the back of the Game Boy system with a #00 Phillips Screw Driver.
Some Game Boys may have tri-wing screws securing the back case, rather than Phillips.
Place these screws in a safe place.
Be careful with these screws as they are easy to strip, and if this happens, they are almost impossible to remove.
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