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Game Boy Tear Down Phase 1

First tear down of one of the Game Boys. This unit was DOA. No power, no loading games, no sound, nothing. The close up of the 4th picture is the likely culprit. May be a bad capacitor as well. Normally I would clear that up and get it running but I'm not going to spend time figuring it out. Mostly just need the cartridge slot and a couple other parts so it doesn't matter. Besides, if Seagull decides he can afford my labor costs I'll use these parts in his unit anyway....... The last picture shows the Pi3 three next to the case. I'm 99% sure I can finesse it in there by removing un-needed parts and relocating others for more efficient space utilization. Up next, controller & custom circuit board designs and getting the pi down to bare bones to fit in the Game Boy shell. Enjoy, haters....

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by NixonsGhost

submitted May 11th 2016

54 comments
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Game Boy Tear Down Phase 1
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PS.... if you want to see just how much technology has advanced in 25 years.... look at the game boy board, layout, and size of the resistors, capacitors, etc.

Now, zoom in on the PI3 board and look how much more infinity packed it is with components and the monumental shrink in size.

This is a beautiful thing. But, it's also why it's getting harder and harder to troubleshoot and repair electronics these days.... you need a damn electron microscope just to see those fucking resistors....

2 years ago
Hey assholes!!!!!!!
2 years ago
Where the fuck is everyone for Christ's sake...
2 years ago
Shrinkage?
2 years ago
The Pi 3 WAS IN THE POOL!!!!!!!
2 years ago
Awesome! You fucking geek!
2 years ago
And yeah...that cap has leached into the pcb. It's toast.
2 years ago
So...as far as earning a living...I'm assuming you're either a rocket scientist or unemployed...
2 years ago
If I could ear a living by being unemployed I would quick so fast.....
2 years ago
Evidently you're not familiar with how our system works...
2 years ago
I am.... I have expensive tastes that unemployment wont cover.
2 years ago
Ahhh...understood. And, fyi...I just got my certified mail notification. And it says there's postage due. 47 cents! Who has that kinda cash lying around???

* Sporty mumbles something about having to go to the post office on his day off tomorrow *
2 years ago
Are you fucking serious? How the fuck can the post office fuck up weighing their own god damn package?
2 years ago
That shit pisses me off.
2 years ago
At least it's there.....
2 years ago
hehehehe....true that! Thank you sir!
2 years ago
Any time, buddy.
2 years ago
Flash that bling with pride...
2 years ago
Will do.
2 years ago
I wonder if they got confused by my special "return address" label....
2 years ago
hmmmm....can't wait to see that...
2 years ago
I went all out on that shit....
2 years ago
May want to scan the place for guys in suites and single ear buds "talking to themselves" just to be safe....
2 years ago
And, now that we know key chains eventually get there I can remove the block from your custom game boy ordering.....
2 years ago
hah!
2 years ago
fuck progress..and fuck shrinking PCBs..bring back that gay limey's code breaking machine
2 years ago
Picked up at the PO this morning. It's dated the the 27th and was a on a second notice. I never got the first notice...

Anyway...thanks Nix!
2 years ago
Glad it finally made it....
2 years ago
dude...chill tha fuck out, and spray down your keyboard with some Lysol, negro. I missed ya, NIX!!!!!!!!
2 years ago
I need you to sub more puking videos......
2 years ago
^FAP
2 years ago
all i know is that i lieked Tetris lots - when i was a machinist in the late 80's we used to pass around a gameboy to break up the monotony
...having said that - i got nothing else

i dont get the geek factor or basically anything that might make me either like this or not

kinda like pro wrassling...
2 years ago
You said something a while ago about mucho not being as fun as it used to be. I was looking at some old posts and realized there were a lot more registered users back then. Where did they all go?
2 years ago
into the rowboat i guess
2 years ago
They were all yak alts.
2 years ago
mice elf i'm just glad that yak hasnt pulled the plug on MuchoSucko - cause some of those old threads, posts,etc still make me giggle and even occasionally wet my pants
2 years ago
My life would be incomplete without that video.
2 years ago
Now THAT... is funny.
2 years ago
everybody has their own personal Out For A Rip
2 years ago
I mean, just the dance moves alone.
2 years ago
i have some MS savies that still make me snork my beer ever fucking time...Back To The Ship, Jesus Is A Friend Of Mine, I Love Boobs,Sign The Petition To Stop This Cunt, What Do You Know About That, Baby Monkey, and OJ's You'll Be Like A Brother To Me (wtf happened to that vid anyway? fucking OJ)
2 years ago
GUILTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 years ago
for?
2 years ago
The death and murder of his ex-wife and her boy toy...
2 years ago
The fucking Juice, man....
2 years ago
dont start, nix
2 years ago
upvote for 80s
2 years ago
Oddly, my original Game Boy still works fine, but my Game Boy Color as a "start" button that is getting iffy.
2 years ago
I uv'ed the first two, but this is wayyyy nerdy.

Sorry nix dv
2 years ago
Fuck you whunu!!!!!!!!
2 years ago
Hey, that felt pretty good...... like finally taking a dump after holding in all day....
2 years ago
I'll get your vote later
2 years ago
This is awesome and tragic simultaneously. Still. Makes my working gameboy more valuable.
2 years ago