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I don't know about you, but i'm tired of buying AA batteries, and i still LOVE my nostalgia game collection.
so, i decided to mix old and new to make a rechargeable game boy! this instructable is where you will learn to 
do the same!

to do this you will need:
a triwing screwdriver (or small flathead)
soldering equipment
sharp object (needlenose pliers worked for me)
~4 in. of wire
a rechargeable battery (i used psp slim)
plugin for charger
charger
a gameboy color
and good enthusiasm !

once you have that, lets get started!
 
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Step 1: :in the beginning...

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okay, what you need to do is take your triwing screwdriver and take out all of the screws on the gameboy,
they are all found on the back, two on top, two in the middle, and two in the battery housing area.
take them all out and pull the back off of your gameboy.

once you have the back off of your gameboy take your sharp object and cut out the battery housing,
i did mine from the inside of the back, and it worked okay.

note: you will need to take out the entire battery area, or the new battery won't fit.
ALSO, BE CAREFUL NOT TO BREAK OFF THE PART THAT THE BATTERY COVER CLICKS IN TO.

Step 2: :melty madness

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after you take the plastic casing off of your battery, it is the time to put your wires into the battery contacts,
you can CAREFULLY use your sharp object, but i used my fingernail (works just fine)


Step 3: :do the twist!

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you need to twist off the small contacts on the gameboy, the metal things that touch the batteries.
LEAVE ENOUGH ROOM TO SOLDER THE WIRES TO!

once you have them twisted off, grab your battery and solder the wires to the contacts, be sure to know which
wire is in the + and - contact, or else it wont work. (usually the black plastic battery casing will tell you)

solder the wires and move on to the next step!!!

thinking of doing this are you able to just use the 3v dc plug already in the gameboy ?

I intend to make one of these for my original Game Boy Advance and add a back light that I've seen for sale online. Also the last thing to make it the ultimate Game Boy is to have any game you want. I will achieve this with one simple item:

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sk8st21 year ago
Where did you get the charger plug in from?
engine0492 years ago
The psp slim battery already has a protection cir. 99% of all lithium ion/pol batteries already have a protection circuit built in. Especially the cellphone and portable electronic with well established battery s
kirillre43 years ago
I just wondering. PSP use 3.6 v battery. And GBC use 2 AA elements with 1.5 v (and usually it can be lower, like, 1.2 v). Does it work without any problems? No heating, bugs sudden resets?
haha it's been like a year, but two AA batteries in series at 1.5 volts makes 3 volts
achris43213 years ago
I am trying to get all the game boy mods :) so i can make the ultimate game boy ds
This is a good idea, but without including a protection circuit for the lipo battery you run the risk of the battery failing. Lithium polymer batteries (The type used by the PSP slim) need a protection circuit to work properly. This mod will work for a while, but eventually the battery will "explode". It's not like a bomb or something, but it could very well catch fire... You can purchase a protection circuit that is easy to wire from http://www.batteryspace.com
Would this setup work for other types of batteries? I am contemplating doing this for a GBC as well. I have two Ni-MH AA batteries with a proper chargers.
That is too awesome, I will definetely have to try this!