Introduction: Game Boy DMG Vertical Line Repair

Vertical line repair for your Game Boy original. Visit 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.


devicemodder made it!(author)2014-05-25

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.

switchie15 made it!(author)2014-11-06

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

switchie15 made it!(author)2014-06-22

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

devicemodder made it!(author)2014-07-06

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.

Scrubtax made it!(author)2017-07-13

Does this work on a gameboy pocket too?

switchie15 made it!(author)2015-01-25

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

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