Introduction

Removing the ribbon cable provides unhindered access to the inner workings of the Game Boy Color.

Parts

No parts required.

Locate the battery compartment on the back of the Game Boy Color. Push down on the tab and hinge the cover downwards and outwards to remove the battery cover.
  • Locate the battery compartment on the back of the Game Boy Color.

  • Push down on the tab and hinge the cover downwards and outwards to remove the battery cover.

Remove the batteries from the battery compartment.
  • Remove the batteries from the battery compartment.

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Using a Y1 screwdriver, remove the six screws on the back of the device as pictured.  The bottom two screws are located inside of the battery compartment.
  • Using a Y1 screwdriver, remove the six screws on the back of the device as pictured. The bottom two screws are located inside of the battery compartment.

Gently lift and separate the back housing from the rest of the device.  Now you've got the back housing out! Gently lift and separate the back housing from the rest of the device.  Now you've got the back housing out!
  • Gently lift and separate the back housing from the rest of the device. Now you've got the back housing out!

Push up on the tabs on either side of the ribbon with a spudger.
  • Push up on the tabs on either side of the ribbon with a spudger.

Gently remove the ribbon cable from the port
  • Gently remove the ribbon cable from the port

Conclusion

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

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How many pins are in the ribbon?

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