...overclocked/normal speed via a switch in the battery compartment, and a new amp, much louder than normal, higher quality, too.
Hi, been lurking for a few weeks, admiring all the mods you & Bibin & the others have achieved with the Gambeoy platforms.
Just a few questions for you:
I recently acquired a GBC that I'm looking to mess with, and whilst I'm perfectly comfortable soldering and working on small electronics and such, I'm not too hot with circuit building... So my first question is how did you install the switch & faster crystal? - Do you simply remove the original, then re-install it in tandem with a faster crystal and then just throw a switch? I know it's no longer in your posession, but if you have any pics, or even a diagram of how you managed that it would help me out no end.
How did you go about installing a new amp? Is this comparable to the ProSound mod? - For my GBC, I'm currently looking to overclock, install a rechargable battery pack and add a frontlight. I'm considering playing around with the speaker (relocating to the back of the case and replacing with a larger one, for instance). What would you say the amp adds to the sound?
Hooray, glad someone likes my modz.
Crystal: I removed the old one, and hooked up the two to a switch that lets me switch between which leg is connected. You can only switch while the GBC is off, though.
In the future, I might be using a GBAaccelerator for real stealth (It uses the same frequency as the GBC).
Amp: I got one from a tiny plug in ipod speaker. Speaker was terrible, amp was good. The problem with the GBC amp is that because it is small, cheap, and uses dated tech, it produces a "buzz", and cannot go very loud. This new amp is better on both those fronts. Now, the prosound mod is not made for headphones or speakers, it is line-out for using an external amp. Because of that, using any kind of amplification is going to degrade the signal a bit, so no, the sound is not as good as the prosound mod. It is hooked up to the places where you do the prosound mod, but is amplified so you can actually use headphones and speakers.
Battery: Get a PSP battery and an external charging circuit from dealextreme.com. Very nice for GBC usage.
Frontlight: Just read those old threads, lots of info.
I am making a GBC with the same mods again, but this time, it will be in a GB pocket shell.
Or, if I buy that pokemon GBC in the trading post, I will mod that instead.
Oh, and I missed that last comment someone left: I used some Krylon Silver paint, and this neat rubbery satin grip paint by Du-Pont, I think. I borrowed it from my job, so I will have to check on the exact type.