Hello ! i bought a classic gameboy a couple years ago with the screen really clean and nice without a dead pixels, today was cleaning my room and i find it with this rounded spot in the Lcd screen...
It have a fix ?
I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure the LCD is wasted, something's probably leaking or you left it out in the sun for too long.
Funny thing is that dead stripes are somewhat easy to fix on DMGs. Scratches too, the protector is piss-easy to replace.
No, nothing was sitting on it, my gameboy was in my closet, never caught the sun, I think that was the climate changes
Anyway thanks for the answers maybe im gonna buy another gameboy
Anyway thanks for the answers maybe im gonna buy another game boy
Get a triwing screwdriver and open it up. Your picture is a bit fuzzy, but there is a chance that it is just moisture trapped between the plastic cover and the LCD. Do you live somewhere humid and lack a dehumidifier in your house?
>people have always called the original gameboy the DMG ever since it came out
Uh, no. Nobody referred to the original gameboy by its model designation back when it was on retail shelves. The fact that your response is to explain what the designation stands for speaks volumes. You all sound like you either weren't alive back then, or you were too poor to have one as a kid. My guess is the first case, but either way, you clearly insist on calling it that because you read about it on Racketboy or are just parroting someone else who did. It would be like telling someone from Antiquity to call their time period that, even though they didn't back then. You're probably the same type of person who pronounces "NES" and "SHMUP" phonetically.
Yeah, well back then there weren't as many versions of the gameboy as there are now (original, pocket, play it loud, light, color, advance, advance SP, micro).
Nowadays saying DMG is a quick way to accurately say which model you're talking about (the original).
Besides, here >>2907170 I wasn't saying that people called the original a DMG back then, but rather that DMG has always been a valid identifier.
It's kinda like if you have one screwdriver, would just ask for the screwdriver, but when you have many screwdrivers you would start asking for the type. IE: Can you hand me the small philips?
As has been said by someone else, there are now other GB models out there. When I was a kid of course I just called it a GameBoy since that was all that existed. Now there are the Light, the Pocket, and Color (and if you go into NR, the Advance, the Advance SP, and the Micro). In normal speaking, any of these could be referred to as a GameBoy and it wouldn't really matter. When it comes to technical issues like repair, it is important to refer to the specific unit type, and DMG is an easy shorthand to clarify that you are talking about the original unit and not one of the later models.
Of course you could just type GB, but given the possible use of GB to describe a variety of GameBoy consoles, it helps to use a more unique abbreviation.
>but given the possible use of GB to describe a variety of GameBoy consoles
Yeah, except that once the other models came out, people just called it "original/old gameboy". Using the model designation was never commonplace, and trying to explain it as "Dot Matrix Gameboy" is stupid because ALL the gameboys use dot matrix arrays (such is the nature of LCD screens), meaning that the purpose of the original designator is obsolete. Furthermore, using the "repair purposes" excuse is also dumb when the picture of the model is included in the OP.
DMG is valid, you wouldn't use it in a normal conversation but on a board dedicated to classic consoles and games it seems quite fitting.
my dmg, gbp, gbc, gbl,gba, gbsp
>i know exactly what you're talking about anon