Introduction

The screen cover is the plastic window in front of the LCD screen. This guide shows how to replace the screen cover of the Game Boy Color.

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.

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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.

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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!

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Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the 3 screws shown in the picture. Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the 3 screws shown in the picture.
  • Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the 3 screws shown in the picture.

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Gently lift the motherboard from the front housing.
  • Gently lift the motherboard from the front housing.

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Carefully slide a razor blade under one of the corners of the screen cover.
  • Carefully slide a razor blade under one of the corners of the screen cover.

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Carefully lift up on the corner of the screen until you can grab the corner with your fingers.
  • Carefully lift up on the corner of the screen until you can grab the corner with your fingers.

  • Continue gently pulling up on the cover until it is fully removed.

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Conclusion

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

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