Nintendo Game Boy (DMG-01)

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For more information, see this article's corresponding Wikipedia page: Game Boy.
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Game Boy (DMG-01)
Game-Boy-FL.jpg
Preliminary Information
Release Year 1989
Batteries 4x removable AA
Mounting Technology Through Hole
Capacitor Types Aluminum Electrolytic, Tantalum
Destructive Entry No

The Game Boy is a handheld game console introduced by Nintendo in 1989.

Known Issues

Missing lines on screen

Causes

  • Detached solder joints on connection between flat flex cable and LCD

Solutions

  • Reflowing solder connection on flat flex cable via soldering iron

Disassembly Notes

  • Requires the use of a Tri-point Y1 driver to open the outer shell

Original Parts

DMG-LCD-06

Note model numbers and board revisions here

Capacitor Specifications and Footprint Information
RefDes Qty Capacitance Voltage Mount Diameter/Size Temp Type Brand Series
C1, C2 2 100 uF 10 V Through Hole 85 C Electrolytic Sanyo
C3 1 10 uF 25 V Through Hole 85 C Electrolytic Sanyo
C6, C7, C8, C9, C10 5 1.0 uF 50 V Through Hole 85 C Electrolytic

DMG-JACK

Capacitor Specifications and Footprint Information
RefDes Qty Capacitance Voltage Mount Diameter/Size Temp Type Brand Series
C1, C2 2 100 uF 6.3 V Through Hole 85 C Sanyo

DC CONV2 DMG

Capacitor Specifications and Footprint Information
RefDes Qty Capacitance Voltage Mount Diameter/Size Temp Type Brand Series
1 Through Hole
1

DMG-CPU-08

Capacitor Specifications and Footprint Information
RefDes Qty Capacitance Voltage Mount Diameter/Size Temp Type Brand Series
C3, C4 2 1 uF 50 V Through Hole
C5 1 10 uF 16 V Through Hole 85 C Sanyo
C6 1 10 uF 16 V Through Hole 85 C Sanyo

Replacement Parts

Basic PCB Name

Capacitors
RefDes Qty Compatible Part Number Order Links
Digikey

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