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Game Boy Pocket LCD Screen Replacement

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Use this guide to replace a Game Boy Pocket's LCD screen.

  • Author: Adriana Rahrig
  • Time estimate: 10 - 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Step 1 Remove the external screws  ¶ 

Place the Game Boy Pocket face-down on a clean, flat surface. Use a Y1 tri-wing screwdriver and turn counterclockwise to remove the four external screws. Use a Y1 tri-wing screwdriver and turn counterclockwise to remove the two screws inside the battery compartment.

Step 1 Remove the external screws  ¶ 

  • Place the Game Boy Pocket face-down on a clean, flat surface.

  • Use a Y1 tri-wing screwdriver and turn counterclockwise to remove the four external screws.

  • Use a Y1 tri-wing screwdriver and turn counterclockwise to remove the two screws inside the battery compartment.

Step 2 Open the device  ¶ 

Place your hands on the front and back covers of the Game Boy Pocket, and carefully separate the device. Set the back cover aside. You will need it to reassemble the device. Set the back cover aside. You will need it to reassemble the device.

Step 2 Open the device  ¶ 

  • Place your hands on the front and back covers of the Game Boy Pocket, and carefully separate the device.

  • Set the back cover aside. You will need it to reassemble the device.

Step 3 Remove the motherboard screws  ¶ 

Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver and turn counterclockwise to remove the three screws on the motherboard.

Step 3 Remove the motherboard screws  ¶ 

  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver and turn counterclockwise to remove the three screws on the motherboard.

Step 4 Remove the clip securing the ribbon cable  ¶ 

Use a plastic opening tool to dislodge and remove the clip securing the ribbon cable. Make sure you apply pressure on both sides of the clip to loosen it. Make sure you apply pressure on both sides of the clip to loosen it.

Step 4 Remove the clip securing the ribbon cable  ¶ 

  • Use a plastic opening tool to dislodge and remove the clip securing the ribbon cable.

  • Make sure you apply pressure on both sides of the clip to loosen it.

Step 5 Dislodge the ribbon cable  ¶ 

Use a plastic opening tool to dislodge the ribbon cable. Be gentle to prevent tearing the ribbon.

Step 5 Dislodge the ribbon cable  ¶ 

  • Use a plastic opening tool to dislodge the ribbon cable.

  • Be gentle to prevent tearing the ribbon.

Step 6 Remove the motherboard  ¶ 

Grab the black piece protruding from the motherboard, and lift up to remove the motherboard. Set the motherboard aside. You will need it to reassemble the device. Set the motherboard aside. You will need it to reassemble the device.

Step 6 Remove the motherboard  ¶ 

  • Grab the black piece protruding from the motherboard, and lift up to remove the motherboard.

  • Set the motherboard aside. You will need it to reassemble the device.

Step 7 Remove the LCD screen  ¶ 

Use a plastic opening tool to lift the LCD screen away from the front cover. Use your fingers to remove the LCD screen. Use your fingers to remove the LCD screen.

Step 7 Remove the LCD screen  ¶ 

  • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the LCD screen away from the front cover.

  • Use your fingers to remove the LCD screen.