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)
sharp object (needlenose pliers worked for me)
~4 in. of wire
a rechargeable battery (i used psp slim)
plugin for charger
a gameboy color
and good enthusiasm !
once you have that, lets get started!
Step 1: :in the Beginning...
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
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!
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!!!
Step 4: :untitled.txt!
now, youre almost finished! good job!
you need to solder on the charger port now. for a psp charger port, like i used,
when the two metal strips are facing you, and the opening facing up, the wire on the left is -
solder that wire to the - contact, and the other cord to the + contact.
Step 5: : You're a Genius!
make sure that your wires are out of the way, and put the back, back onto your gameboy.
there should be just enough room to close your cover, when the charge port is laid like in the first picture
note: you may have to push directly onto the lever.
THROW A GAME IN THAT MONKEY AND PLAY LIKE YOU'VE NEVER PLAYED BEFORE!!!!!!