A couple of weeks ago I ordered the TFT LCD kit for the gameboy color, and the clean Amp for my modded GBA, and since I had to code I also got the Low Power Add-On,
The reason why I decided to go with a TFT for my old gameboy color was because I didn’t want to do a major modification to my original gameboy color case, plus I wanted to compare the screen between IPS and TFT.
Suffice to say that in future modifications I’ll go with IPS every time.
Don’t get me wrong, the convenience of not having to alter your original case goes a long way. But, IPS is a lot brighter, and looks a lot sharper than a TFT screen.
The kit does come with a sensor that is place in the RF sensor to adjust brightness.
I rather keep it at the brightest setting.
Regrading the Low Power Add-on, it turns out I didn’t need it. Hand Held Legend sent me the updated version from the get go. I found that out after installing it since my battery didn’t work. Then, I checked the board that they sent and some parts from the add-on one were already in the board that I already owned.
I am taking it as a learning experience, specially because I had to desolder the add-on from my board for it to work again. In the process I did damage my case a little but it is not big deal. Currently waiting for the right time to get to Microcenter to get flux, and some wires so i can do the audio modification.