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    Default Original Game Boy screen trouble

    I've seen this happen a few times (and the search feature on the boards seems to be down, so forgivness please if this is a repeat). I picked up a GB at a garage sale and the sides of the screen is being cropped by yellow "lines/bars." Most games can't be played, though simple stuff like Tetris is generally not a problem. You can't see through them or anything, they are entirely solid and only appear when a game is played. You cannot see them when the system is off. Is this fixable?

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    Well... It may be that the flexable connecting doohickys have loosened/delaminated from their connections to the board/screen. If you're the type of person that would pay for surgery on a hamster, then yes it may be possible. Otherwise... I'd just forget it and find a new one. Don't feel bad about flushing it down the toilet, it's going to Game Boy heaven where it can run around with all the other Game Boys.

    At least, I think the GB uses those flex connectors to attach the screen to the board. It's been some time since I opened one up.

    Yes, doohicky is the proper term.

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    Ah well. I figured this wasn't easily fixed. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FABombjoy
    Don't feel bad about flushing it down the toilet, it's going to Game Boy heaven where it can run around with all the other Game Boys.
    And they can all adjust their contrast together, in harmony.
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    you cant fix it, its dead pixels, its a very very common problem with old GameBoys. i have a couple like that.

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