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Introduction

This guide will show you how to repair the Game Boy Color's power LED. The power led glows red when the device is turned on indicating that it is receiving power.

  1. Game Boy Color Power LED Replacement, Battery: étape 1, image 1 de 2 Game Boy Color Power LED Replacement, Battery: étape 1, image 2 de 2
    • 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.

  2. Game Boy Color Power LED Replacement: étape 2, image 1 de 1
    • Remove the batteries from the battery compartment.

  3. Game Boy Color Power LED Replacement, Back Housing: étape 3, image 1 de 1
    • 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.

  4. Game Boy Color Power LED Replacement: étape 4, image 1 de 2 Game Boy Color Power LED Replacement: étape 4, image 2 de 2
    • Gently lift and separate the back housing from the rest of the device. Now you've got the back housing out!

  5. Game Boy Color Power LED Replacement, Motherboard: étape 5, image 1 de 2 Game Boy Color Power LED Replacement, Motherboard: étape 5, image 2 de 2
    • Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the 3 screws shown in the picture.

  6. Game Boy Color Power LED Replacement: étape 6, image 1 de 1
    • Gently lift the motherboard from the front housing.

  7. Game Boy Color Power LED Replacement, Power LED: étape 7, image 1 de 2 Game Boy Color Power LED Replacement, Power LED: étape 7, image 2 de 2
  8. Game Boy Color Power LED Replacement: étape 8, image 1 de 1
    • Insert new LED into the circuit board.

    • Make sure that the LED is in the correct orientation. The longer leg of the LED is the positive end, while the shorter leg is the negative end.

    • The positive lead should go through the hole closest to the edge of the circuit board.

  9. Game Boy Color Power LED Replacement: étape 9, image 1 de 1
    • Solder the leads of the new LED to the circuit board.

  10. Game Boy Color Power LED Replacement: étape 10, image 1 de 1
    • Cut the excess ends of the LED legs using the wire cutters.

Conclusion

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

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4 commentaires

what is the brass color looking thing under the soldering iron in step 7?

Soul Divide - Réponse

That's called 'Desoldering Braid', it sucks up solder like a wick

John Smith -

and what kind of LED are you using to replace?

Soul Divide - Réponse

This was great! Exactly what I needed with this. My GBC is looking good as new now!

Erick - Réponse

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