Disassembling Game Boy Outer Case

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

This guide explains how to remove the outer case so that you can access the internal components of the Game Boy. This will be helpful for other guides related to this hand-held gaming console.

Edit Step 1 Batteries  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Batteries  ¶ 

  • Switch your Game Boy off and remove the cartridge.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

Image 1/3: The release latch is a plastic spring clip. If your Game Boy is getting on in years, be careful as the plastic may be brittle.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Use a fingernail (or small coin) to push down on the battery door release latch and remove the battery door.

    • The release latch is a plastic spring clip. If your Game Boy is getting on in years, be careful as the plastic may be brittle.

    • When you're replacing the cover, be sure to get its two plastic tabs into the slots in the bottom of the battery compartment before pushing the cover back in place.

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Image 1/2: Dispose of used batteries properly!

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Use a fingernail to pry each battery outward from the positive (+) terminal to remove them.

    • Dispose of used batteries properly!

    • Remove the batteries from your Game Boy before storing it for more than a month or so.

Edit Step 4 Outer Case  ¶ 

Image 1/1: These screws may be Phillips or Tri-point. Be sure to check before you begin your repair!

Edit Step 4 Outer Case  ¶ 

  • Remove the six Phillips or Tri-point screws from the back of the device.

    • These screws may be Phillips or Tri-point. Be sure to check before you begin your repair!

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to completely separate the casing halves, as they are still joined by a large ribbon cable that may be damaged.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Gently separate the device's front outer casing from the back outer casing after you remove the screws.

    • Be careful not to completely separate the casing halves, as they are still joined by a large ribbon cable that may be damaged.

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  • Pull the front side of the outer plastic casing down to expose the ribbon cable connector. Be careful not to damage the ribbon.

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Image 1/1: Separate the front and back casings.

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  • Grip the ribbon connector with your thumb and forefinger. Pull gently until the connector, not the ribbon itself, comes out of its socket.

  • Separate the front and back casings.

Conclusion

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

2 Comments

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

radiofreeroyaloak - Reply

It is a Philips if gb was made after 1998 or so.

Sam - Reply


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