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« on: July 20, 2004 01:29:18 PM »

As we're getting ready for a garage sale, I found my old gray Gameboy that no longer works. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for it. I'd like to keep it on display, in some way, as a decoration or with a new function. Help!
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2004 03:35:42 PM »

Hmm.  My first instinct was "bust it up and look inside for fun stuff!"  However as you are wanting to display it, so I wouldn't suggest it.

Perhaps turn it into a nifty picture frame.  I don't have one sititng in front of me to look at, but I'm sure there are multiple ways to do it.  Like gluing the picture to the screen.  Maybe spliting the thing open, taking the screen out and replacing it with a picture and closing it back up?  If you can split it open without damaging it, then you could still get the nifty stuff inside too!

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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2004 09:43:37 PM »

You could probably dissembowel it and turn it into an iPod case eveyone is so nuts about these days.
Or maybe mount it in a shadow box labeled 'Exhibit A'.
There's got to be something else you can do with it! It's such a classic icon, it would be a shame to toss it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2004 09:48:16 PM »

hmm.. well, this kind of reminds me of the nes belt buckle thread, but since obviously a full game boy's a bit big for that, maybe you could make it into some other kind of accessory.  can't you unscrew those things from the back and open them up?   

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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2004 09:59:54 PM »

My Geek husband and I had a little brainstorm for you (and wishing we had an old gameboy ourselves!)

a) If you carefully pry apart the front and back and take out the insides you should have a decent amount of space in there...  Hinges could be attached on the left side and a clasp on the right and turned into a clutch purse (or pencil case)

b) again with the hinges... If you hinge the top and put a photo on the screen it would make a stand up frame  (like the letter A)


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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2004 08:19:58 AM »

Unscrewing it may take time. The screws are something I've never seen before- they're neither phillips (x in the middle) or flat head (slot in the middle). They have a 'Y' shape in the middle. I'll have to track down this special screw driver and see what it's 'guts' look like.
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2011 05:12:58 PM »

It's a special screwdriver by Nintendo - you have to use a Y wing screwdriver - you can get these on ebay!

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