Gameboy weird horizontal line

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co5oos
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Gameboy weird horizontal line

Post by co5oos » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:23 pm

Hi everyone, i've recently modded my GameBoy DMG-01, added a backlight and bivert mod. It looks pretty good, but there is a faint horizontal line near the bottom of the screen, sometimes it disappears and sometimes it comes back. I've included some pictures, any ideas?
(The line is more visible in real life.)
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The pixels are visible, so i think it's not a dead line.
The pixels are visible, so i think it's not a dead line.
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mikejmoffitt
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Re: Gameboy weird horizontal line

Post by mikejmoffitt » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:43 pm

It is a weak connection from the bonding of the side ribbon to the glass. Unfortunately, unlike the common vertical lines, an easy fix is not known for this one as that ribbon is quite delicate.

Glad to see the "bivert" mod nitro2k01 and I made ages ago is still popular :P

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