Card slot replacement?

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Card slot replacement?

Post by cloud1771 » Sat May 14, 2016 7:28 am

So, I am assuming this project uses the GameBoy's PCB with card slot to hold the cart in for the Memory Card Cartridge.
My question is, is there another option to still use a removable GB Cartridge? I plan to save the pcb and put them in a new case for my daughter... so something like a Cartridge replacement slot been looking but cant find any, also old broken gameboys are getting expensive just for a salvage part $20-30 on ebay.

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Re: Card slot replacement?

Post by 1461748123 » Sat May 14, 2016 11:14 am

Yes there are options, but the card slot out there are design for GBA and NDSL, you need slight modification to make them work with gameboy's cartridges.
Search GBA card slot on ebay or aliexpress you can find bunch :)

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Re: Card slot replacement?

Post by cloud1771 » Sat May 14, 2016 10:19 pm

Thank you found some and ordered a 5 pack...incase i screw something up.

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Post by crispy_tofu » Sat May 14, 2016 10:20 pm

Keep us posted, I'm interested to see how yours turns out. :)

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Re: Card slot replacement?

Post by CaHu » Sun May 15, 2016 2:11 am

Search for Super Gameboy at ebay. I didn't want to tear the Gameboy pcb apart too and bought a Super Gameboy cartridge for 3$!

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Re: Card slot replacement?

Post by RasputiNZ » Mon May 16, 2016 6:35 am

Heres an article on building a Rom dumper if you scroll down to the part about the header it shows that you can just break off some plastic to make the dsi GBA header fit a dmg cartridge (or is that the other way around).

https://blog.thijsalkema.de/blog/2013/0 ... pi-part-1/

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Re: Card slot replacement?

Post by Camble » Wed May 18, 2016 4:04 am

CaHu wrote:Search for Super Gameboy at ebay. I didn't want to tear the Gameboy pcb apart too and bought a Super Gameboy cartridge for 3$!

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Great find! Especially for those who use replacement shells isntead of a faulty DMG-01.

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Re: Card slot replacement?

Post by crispy_tofu » Wed May 18, 2016 4:14 am

+1, that's an excellent way to get cheap card slots, thanks for sharing! :)

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Re: Card slot replacement?

Post by jlane52641 » Wed May 18, 2016 8:42 am

Great idea!

If anyone is looking for one on ebay hit-japan has 3 left. I offered them $4 and they accepted so you could even try to go lower lol

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