I Restored This 2$ Ebay Junk Game Boy Color – Retro Console Restoration & Repair

After a while of searching I was able to find bad enough Game Boy for my restoration videos only for $2. Usually I have to pay a little extra for the worst items. The console was sold as junk and for spares but pretty much everything except the speaker is broken. The mother board doesn’t power on. The shell is badly yellowed. Stickers are in terrible condition and the screen is badly burned. I will try to restore this fully rather than use it as spares for easier projects because I’d still have to fix most of the parts. The Gameboy T-shirt is no longer available. It was limited time only.

I started the restoration by trying to get the power on. First I tried to clean corroded the contacts but that was no use. The power switch was working fine which meant the board was bad. Luckily I was able to find the broken part with a second GB color I have. The connection from one battery terminal had broken quite near the terminal I soldered a wire between the spots that were supposed to have a connection and it worked. This might not always work because it might leave something out of the circuit.
The corroded terminal was hard to clean while it was on the board so I desoldered it and removed the corrosion with rust remover, after which it was plated with nickel. Nickel will protect it from corrosion to certain extent. Nickel plating tutorial:

Now that I had power I could fix the screen. To fix “screen burn” I need to remove the burn polarizing filter and replace It with a new one. A sharp blade can be used to get the start but after that the filter will peel off by hand. Some of the glue will stay on the screen. I removed it with Isopropyl alcohol. All glue must be removed or the new polarizing filter will have bubbles. When putting a new polarizing filter on one must figure out which way the polarizing filter works best on the screen. It will only work at a certain angle.

I also removed the yellowing from the plastic shell which was supposed to be colorless. For this I used the same retrobrighting method as always. H2O2 and UV-light. Full tutorial here:

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  1. How come someone would hate this video? He's genius!!

  2. One word, FLUX

  3. アヒルのはみがき、かわいいw

  4. You're quite a pro in restoring consoles follows make a like

  5. ¡Omg wow!

  6. What normal people see: disassembled pen

    What me and the boys see:


  8. Hello? Do you know how to fix a wii remote?

  9. Would it be easier if he used the sun's radiation. The 8 Bit Guy does that. I feel it would be better than using artificial light since its cheaper.

  10. That little gasp (I think) when the Game Boy turned on…😂

  11. Put your tongue in the earbud jack 😋

  12. Te quedó precioso

  13. Sale….sorry…😶

  14. Do u sell them when restored.

  15. You are the best, congratulations

  16. Idk why….. But this video make cry….. :'3…..

  17. Why does this have so many dislikes?

  18. I know you have a lot of subs but you deserve more

  19. 14:51 when you find a noise more awkward than my life

  20. Hey uh can you fix all the stuff I’m wondering if you can fix my life
    No? Ok 🙁

  21. 7:20 anybody read game butt instead of boy

  22. So did you use to work in the assembly line for the gameboy color? How'd you know how to do that?

  23. This brings me back good times

  24. Is it just me or is the sound of the materials being moved/cleaned/fixed really relaxing? Haha

  25. I am very impressed.

  26. So satisfying to watch

  27. Why did you change the rubbers?

  28. That ASMR feeling tho

  29. This was my first video game console. With the Pokémon inside
    My father gave me for my 7th birthday

  30. This is like asmr

  31. Missingno in a PC.
    Not even once.

  32. Brings a lot of memories. I have a gameboy color one's i would play it day and night and my only games is super mario..

    Even though i only have one game. I still enjoy playing with it.. ahhh the old day's

  33. You lost the chance for make a self-light for the screen

  34. can i have it

  35. Why so many dislikes? This is awesome.

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