LoafSlice GBZ

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LoafSlice GBZ

Post by LoafSlice » Tue May 24, 2016 8:43 pm

So here's what I have so far.

Original DMG-01 case that I bought from an old vet $20

Screen (I've included photos of the seller and what not) but the screen I got from ATianDirect
Under the BW search.
For a total of $24. The only real problem I've had is that it doesn't match a single board on the forum that I've seen, so now I'm at a loss at what to do.
I wouldn't know how to pin anything to anything
Please send help.


Anyway,

The pizero I got from the UK for $14. It got here in a weeks time from there to Norfolk Virginia.

Got a teensy board for some amount of money that I forget now.

I got the buttons from another Nintendo controller that I dissected and found that I can use these cool buttons but have to just dremmel the bottom catches to match the originals

I've ordered a PCB board from @Hedler

And I'm eagerly awaiting a PCB cartridge board from @prerunnerseth

Other than that. Am I missing anything?

The screen is the biggest hurdle I need help with


I'm also planning on ordering a 3ds slider to add a joystick to the bottom left.

Should be fun.

If anyone could possibly email me for personal help with this. Please please please

12blues@gmail.com
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Re: LoafSlice GBZ

Post by prerunnerseth » Wed May 25, 2016 8:58 am

Looking good. Cart boards are coming. Will be worth the wait.

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Re: LoafSlice GBZ

Post by LoafSlice » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:45 pm

Update.

Its been a bit, but Ive had to wait for mail to arrive and what not.
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My DMG arrived I bought it off of an old man who's 30 year old man child had kept in good condition
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Jokes....The Screen fell off immediately. Oh well. Wont hurt it at all.
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Opening it wasnt an issue, I mean geez these things were ancient. Glad to be giving it the update it needs.
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Separating the guts from the body.
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Doing quick work of the old screen placement.
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AAAANNNND Voila!
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@Helder 's PCB came in and boom what a godsend that was, I dont really feel like cutting the board and maybe getting cancer.
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Again thanks to @helder for this great template its what helped LOADS
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Getting a Step Drill Bit was AMAZEBALLS. It helped like you couldnt believe, each layer would just fall off like pencil shavings, All that needed was a little sanding love.
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This lame screen came in and didnt even fit inside my DMG, LUCKILY I was able to take the Tactile keys off the board. SCORE
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Re: LoafSlice GBZ

Post by LoafSlice » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:51 pm

another update
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IT TOOK me 2 days to get this off, My suggestion is to get a vacuum solder thing and the braid. Youre never going to know which will work for you, I ended up using a combo of both for various things
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IM really excited about using the original buttons for the back buttons. They feel nice and the bumper pads just looks like i would destroy the GB
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I got the actual screen @wermy got from gigaparts.com great find and I didnt have to screw around on amazon
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CLEAR BUTTONS FOR DAYS
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Heres KitchBent's cartridge board. Woohoo. This will make it even more of a breeze of a build. Im really liking the clear thing as you can tell
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Little view of my set up on my coffee table
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Close up of my INSANE soldering skills
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I was going to use this wire, but it ended up being to thin and soldering it was a pain. sooooo nope
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I ordered some clear buttons for the front and decided that Im going to use the buttons with the tactile buttons for the L & R buttons in the back
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Almost have everything I need.
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Re: LoafSlice GBZ

Post by Hathe » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:48 pm

Very organized, looking good!

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Re: LoafSlice GBZ

Post by LoafSlice » Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:32 pm

I've been on the fence about it.

But I finally drilled the holes for my back buttons
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Re: LoafSlice GBZ

Post by davidn » Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:12 pm

LoafSlice wrote:I've been on the fence about it.

But I finally drilled the holes for my back buttons

That looks awesome! How does it look on inside?

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Re: LoafSlice GBZ

Post by LoafSlice » Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:21 pm

davidn wrote:
LoafSlice wrote:I've been on the fence about it.

But I finally drilled the holes for my back buttons

That looks awesome! How does it look on inside?
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Re: LoafSlice GBZ

Post by Fleder » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:54 am

Sweet, those original buttons look great on the back!

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Re: LoafSlice GBZ

Post by Bubble » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:10 am

Back button covers is indeed a nice idea !
I'm currious to see how you will fix the switches to the case, but I'm sure you'll come with something great :D

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