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    Post Help please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    my girlfriend just got me a classic gameboy for valentines day knowing i love old school consoles. well she got me that and tetris to top it off so i was excited. when i got home and popped in the new batteries and turned the console on. the screen on the damned thing was black. i know it must be working some how cuz i can here the music and the little chime the gameboy makes when the nintendo logo comes down. please someboy help me! im devestated!!! im askling gamer to gamer, and if someone can do repairs i'll send it in and even pay to get it fixed!!!



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    On the side there's a small wheel that adjusts the brightness of the Game Boy. Turn that up to your setting of preference, and the screen will return back to its normal color.

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    was that the problem?

    if not, GB screens can go bad, but they usually end up going bad in bands, not an entire black screen

    edit: btw, there is a subforum for tech and repair questions

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    Ahhh, the good old days. Back when Gameboys had contrast wheels on them. Hopefully that's the problem.

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    Y'know, it's sad how quickly people forget how these things work (i.e., the contrast wheel). Give it five to eight years and the newer generations will not know an actual Game Boy beyond the Virtual Console.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigmus View Post
    Y'know, it's sad how quickly people forget how these things work (i.e., the contrast wheel). Give it five to eight years and the newer generations will not know an actual Game Boy beyond the Virtual Console.
    That's why it's up to us vets to keep the old days from fading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigmus View Post
    Give it five to eight years and the newer generations will not know an actual Game Boy beyond the Virtual Console.
    Or. "The Game Boy? He's that one pro gamer who won the Mario 3 tournament right?"
    Everything in the above post is opinion unless stated otherwise.

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    I'll admit, after years of only playing GB games on my GBA, I went back and fixed my GB Pocket's case problems and missing battery cover, and when I fired it up, thought something was wrong with it until I remembered the contrast wheel a minute or so later.

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