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Best DMG replacement shell?

by SuperDerpBro Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:26 pm

A while back I got a boxed OG Game Boy for $15. Box and stryo is in great shape. All paperwork is there and pretty nice looking. Sealed original headphones and a mint Tetris in its plastic case (SUPER RARE GAME, LOL). Not bad.....

However, while the Game Boy looked pretty much perfect it had a busted screw post rattling around inside and 2 stripped as fuck screws. I tried everything to save it. Even borrowed a tool for stripped screws. No dice. I tried drilling one out... but in the end i ending using brute force to just pry the fucker apart. LOL

There seem to be a few Chinese cases, a kitsch-bent case (The squared off one) and one from retro modding. I like this "SNES Lavender" one quite a bit..
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.. Just wondering if there is anything better out there before i buy one. Its like 30 USD shipped with a glass screen and white buttons. :/

Cheers.

EDIT: I guess another option would be to buy a junk one from Japan and retrobrite it.
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Re: Best DMG replacement shell?

by samsonlonghair Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:02 am

Just speaking personally, I would simply pull the shell from a non-working gameboy. I always liked the look of the original grey DMG. It looks industrial to me.

On the other hand, if you're looking for something custom, then I gotta admit I've never seen a lavender gameboy before. Have fun with it. :mrgreen:
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Re: Best DMG replacement shell?

by Anapan Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:02 pm

There's a selection of colors on HandHeldLegend as well as buttons, rubber, and various modding parts. I haven't ordered a DMG shell, but I got a GBC shell off their site which I think was made by the same manufacturer and i'm happy with the quality.
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Re: Best DMG replacement shell?

by SuperDerpBro Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:16 am

samsonlonghair wrote:Just speaking personally, I would simply pull the shell from a non-working gameboy. I always liked the look of the original grey DMG. It looks industrial to me.

On the other hand, if you're looking for something custom, then I gotta admit I've never seen a lavender gameboy before. Have fun with it. :mrgreen:


I can't find a non-working one with a nice case for cheap enough on eBay :(


Anapan wrote:There's a selection of colors on HandHeldLegend as well as buttons, rubber, and various modding parts. I haven't ordered a DMG shell, but I got a GBC shell off their site which I think was made by the same manufacturer and i'm happy with the quality.


That one looks just like most of the ones on eBay. I ordered one for 9 Loonies shipped ... guess ill find out if it's any good in a few months! heh
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