Game Boy DMG Vertical Line Repair

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Vertical line repair for your Game Boy original. Visit HandHeldLegend.com for more.

Gently run your soldering iron across the LCD strip just below the screen. Don't attempt this for horizontal lines as there is a low success rate and high chance of melting your strip. I recommend that you use a 40 Watt soldering iron. Be sure to clean the solder off.

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    i fixed horizontal lines. using a TEMP CONTROLLED iron i set it to 380F. i find that 380F is just hot enough to not melt the strip on the horizontal side. tested this theory with a gameboy that had a dead horizontal driver IC. Then moved to my good gameboy. Gameboy screen = FIXED.

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    Ive also had minor success with a heat gun. Wish I could set the temp!

    Great! I have not come across anyone who has successfully made this repair. I will have to try it. Thanks for posting!

    Be very careful! sorry i didnt take any pics of the gameboy before, but if it helps, the line was right in the middle of the screen.

    Does this work on a gameboy pocket too?

    using a heat gun is also effective and can speed up repair time.