RGB TV Output of Gameboy Color?

 I'm absolutely stumped by this. I have my gf playing my old gameboy color but the screen cover is pretty scratched up and I don't feel like peeling it off until I find something to buff the scratches out.

I've nearly googled it to death and all I come up with is random websites selling gameboy advanced tv out adapters. I know this HAS to be possible as www.hackaday.com/2008/11/29/gameboy-color-on-an-led-matrix/

The guy says in his comments on the youtube page that he does IN fact have a real live gameboy color hooked up to the LED matrix. Yet he does not explain how he hooked it up, obviously he did it somehow.

Does ANYONE have any bloody clue as to how this is done? I'm not afraid to do some soldering as I know that'll probably be required but really how hard can it be.

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wbancroft16 years ago
If you have a Super Nintendo, there is a cartridge adapter which allows you to do so. Sometimes the games like pokemon yellow have specific frames around the screen with pikachus for example.
if the screen cover relly messed up you can buy a cheap replacement cover on ebay for a few bucks as for tv out im not sure
You'll need to find the video out connections where they go to the screen, disconnect the screen, and solder wires onto that. Then solder those to RCA cables. For the sound, much the same except with the speaker instead, and I'm not sure if Gameboys have 1 or 2 channels. 
Punkguyta (author)  Lithium Rain7 years ago
 I do believe the gameboy has a regular 3.5mm headphone jack and that I can deal with. As far as video out though what am I looking for exactly is the question. Should I be looking for a pinout diagram of some kind or a schematic of the entire gameboy if one even exists??
Oh! Try a 3.5mm to rca cable - they sell them all over. Otherwise, yes, that's exactly what you need. :)
Punkguyta (author)  Lithium Rain7 years ago
 What, and stick it in the headphone jack?
Are you winding the guy up or do you really believe you're going to get video out of (no, it's got to be a wind-up)

Er, no - I've used this exact cord to connect the headphone jack on a laptop to a large flatscreen TV - I can assure you it works. How do you think the "hook any mp3 player up to your tv" cords work? 3.5mm to rca, while perhaps unlikely sounding, does work, at least in some scenarios.
Laptops output video through the sound-card? That's a new on to me, which model was it? - I'll have to find out more.

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