I Restored This 2$ Ebay Junk Game Boy Color - Retro Console Restoration & Repair

After a while of searching I was able to find bad enough Game Boy for my restoration videos only for $2. Usually I have to pay a little extra for the worst items. The console was sold as junk and for spares but pretty much everything except the speaker is broken. The mother board doesn’t power on. The shell is badly yellowed. Stickers are in terrible condition and the screen is badly burned. I will try to restore this fully rather than use it as spares for easier projects because I’d still have to fix most of the parts. The Gameboy T-shirt is no longer available. It was limited time only.
I started the restoration by trying to get the power on. First I tried to clean corroded the contacts but that was no use. The power switch was working fine which meant the board was bad. Luckily I was able to find the broken part with a second GB color I have. The connection from one battery terminal had broken quite near the terminal I soldered a wire between the spots that were supposed to have a connection and it worked. This might not always work because it might leave something out of the circuit.
The corroded terminal was hard to clean while it was on the board so I desoldered it and removed the corrosion with rust remover, after which it was plated with nickel. Nickel will protect it from corrosion to certain extent. Nickel plating tutorial: fitop.info/build/videot/f2ymc8ncpbCjrYk
Now that I had power I could fix the screen. To fix “screen burn” I need to remove the burn polarizing filter and replace It with a new one. A sharp blade can be used to get the start but after that the filter will peel off by hand. Some of the glue will stay on the screen. I removed it with Isopropyl alcohol. All glue must be removed or the new polarizing filter will have bubbles. When putting a new polarizing filter on one must figure out which way the polarizing filter works best on the screen. It will only work at a certain angle.
I also removed the yellowing from the plastic shell which was supposed to be colorless. For this I used the same retrobrighting method as always. H2O2 and UV-light. Full tutorial here: fitop.info/build/videot/mp25gtfO0Lp4mas
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  1. Animation Infamy

    Animation Infamy

    41 minuutti sitten

    This guy in 50% of the video: "So anyways, I started pouring isopropyl alcohol"

  2. AndAubreyWasHerName


    2 tuntia sitten

    This is only the second vid of yours that I’ve watched and I’ve already become obsessed. Although, I think the Ductor might have something to do with that.

  3. Sarah Mallonee

    Sarah Mallonee

    3 tuntia sitten

    Great job

  4. ariel bene

    ariel bene

    3 tuntia sitten

    Where the hell did you get Gameboy Color back sticker ????

  5. ariel bene

    ariel bene

    3 tuntia sitten

    Bank manager : you have a minus in your account. Me(pouring isopropyl alcohol on them): isopropyl alcohol should help you dissolve it..(toothbrushing them)

  6. nyk31


    4 tuntia sitten

    I have this identical purple see-through gameboy colour. I convinced my dad to buy me one for $100 when I was in grade 5. So many memories. I still have it and my original Pokemon Blue file with like 148 pokemon collected! We learned to pull the link cable out in the schoolyard to copy pokemon and to battle on the bus on field trips with the cable. Mines still in almost mint condition cuz I was a careful kid

  7. Rory Da

    Rory Da

    5 tuntia sitten

    Is something not going your way? Use isopropyl alcohol. It’s works!

  8. APvlogs 123

    APvlogs 123

    5 tuntia sitten

    Him *putting water on stuff with wires and using wires* Death : “let me introduce my self”

  9. HspanicATtheDSCO098 R

    HspanicATtheDSCO098 R

    6 tuntia sitten

    Now this is a jack of all trades.

  10. Tajudin Ali

    Tajudin Ali

    6 tuntia sitten

    ebay u must return the gameboy

  11. GreyFox893 #RawGameplay

    GreyFox893 #RawGameplay

    8 tuntia sitten

    Ship this to me please.

  12. setayesh samii

    setayesh samii

    9 tuntia sitten

    Dude, everything works, very cool

  13. Dee Dah

    Dee Dah

    13 tuntia sitten

    Thank you for NOT putting the finished product in the thumbnail. I like seeing the result in the end without "spoilers".

  14. josmoniz


    15 tuntia sitten


  15. Gibbet Hoskins

    Gibbet Hoskins

    15 tuntia sitten

    That serial number on the back is triggering me

  16. rocksteph84


    16 tuntia sitten

    MacGyver never used isopropyl alcohol. He could have fixed the war with the Goa'uld much more easy, restorate all their broken consoles.

  17. Nolan Broeker

    Nolan Broeker

    22 tuntia sitten

    14:41 is the sound of pure joy

  18. Matthew Dorry

    Matthew Dorry

    Päivä sitten

    Naming your first four pokemon "Subscribe", "Like", "Comment", and "Share" was absolutely effing perfect. I actually slapped my desk for that one.

  19. SirPlank


    Päivä sitten

    14:40 The gasp actually made me laugh cause I bet he was like ‘no god dam way’ 😂

  20. Taveren99


    Päivä sitten

    I wonder if the Ebay seller saw this like 😳😩

  21. EarthlingReggie


    Päivä sitten

    I know nothing about gameboys or repairs.. but asmr.. oh ya and this was gooood. Very impressive that you've managed to fix it!

  22. [MaD]


    Päivä sitten

    This channel is so relaxing

  23. علاوي البصراوي

    علاوي البصراوي

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  24. carstereobandits


    Päivä sitten

    the Walter White of fixing your nintendo

  25. Entity


    Päivä sitten

    You know for removing stickers WD-40 works pretty good at loosening the adhesive most the time

  26. Fox Playz

    Fox Playz

    Päivä sitten

    This is the video that introduced me to this channel. It is also my favorite video.

  27. Austin Hall

    Austin Hall

    2 päivää sitten

    I enjoyed the fact that the polarizer made a noise when he cuts in one direction but doesn't when cut in the different direction.

  28. Toasty


    2 päivää sitten

    I gained 31 exp by subscribing.

  29. Andre Ascue Lazo

    Andre Ascue Lazo

    2 päivää sitten

    the game boy color after he got fixed: C:

  30. Rodriguez Rodriguez

    Rodriguez Rodriguez

    2 päivää sitten

    Nice work 👍

  31. bluestylite


    2 päivää sitten

    this seems like it should be boring, yet I was absolutely fascinated throughout then oddly satisfied by the end

  32. sixwingproductions


    2 päivää sitten

    this color was not only sold in japan as i had one growing up. i grew up in michigan

  33. The Italian Sommelier - Francesco Bianchi

    The Italian Sommelier - Francesco Bianchi

    2 päivää sitten

    Pokemon names are the final masterpiece. Amazing content

  34. Nico Yazawa

    Nico Yazawa

    2 päivää sitten

    Why everything looks like water

  35. jared pitts

    jared pitts

    2 päivää sitten

    "Go! Subscribe!" Alright.... you win this round.

  36. Game Lab Germany

    Game Lab Germany

    2 päivää sitten

    Do you want my 21 years old Playstation 1 :3 ? The big one :D

  37. Ayda Boualamallah

    Ayda Boualamallah

    2 päivää sitten

    I dont know why people dislike these types of vids or are they just jealous?

  38. Jessy T

    Jessy T

    2 päivää sitten

    This is like weirdly an asmr channel for me but also like good education as well

  39. lucasdcatch


    2 päivää sitten

    YT: ayo wanna watch some guy take out screws and put new ones in and fix a GameBoy color? *18 million people* : Interesting. Sure.

  40. Don Viglone

    Don Viglone

    2 päivää sitten

    Good job man

  41. Jimbonius Maximus

    Jimbonius Maximus

    2 päivää sitten

    The man is doing God's work.

  42. ksikskshsh sjsjsjksk

    ksikskshsh sjsjsjksk

    2 päivää sitten

    ㄹㅇ 정성 가득 담아 있노

  43. Minion


    2 päivää sitten

    Great. In my place. It is hard to get Ipa(not bear). Is it ok to use ethanol purchased at pharmacy store?

  44. Skuz6ucket


    2 päivää sitten

    I love these videos and all other reveals have been amazing, i just found that the end result of the gameboy still looked like a long lost gameboy that was just found in an attic.

  45. I am Mr.person who watches animations

    I am Mr.person who watches animations

    2 päivää sitten

    Person who sold it: tf I want my console back.

  46. Harisboi


    2 päivää sitten

    Ducktor : And remember kids. Don't forget to brush your teeth with alcohol!

  47. Marco Vasquez

    Marco Vasquez

    2 päivää sitten

    In the beginning, I was scared that if he turned it on it would’ve blown up ngl

  48. Kamui〈:-D


    3 päivää sitten

    I discovered this channel by a random youtube suggestion. wow ! you are awesome !

  49. ivo zört

    ivo zört

    3 päivää sitten

    morladim beğenmemek

  50. Sure ok

    Sure ok

    3 päivää sitten

    Subscribe gained 32 exp! Me: he gained 32 subs.

  51. AKKAY7 _Br

    AKKAY7 _Br

    3 päivää sitten

    I love your videos. I'm a Brazilian

  52. Daniel van der Wal

    Daniel van der Wal

    3 päivää sitten

    This guy uses more alcohol then my stepdad

    • Jackson Horwitz

      Jackson Horwitz

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  53. Timéo URAS

    Timéo URAS

    3 päivää sitten

    Stylé !!!

  54. stexiati1


    3 päivää sitten

    satisfying video :))

  55. Fantasy0


    3 päivää sitten

    This was my first gameboy i’ve received as a gift from my grandma. It’s a nice memory from her. I hope she also remember it from the heaven.

  56. Kevin Mondragon

    Kevin Mondragon

    3 päivää sitten

    i had a purple japanese gameboy it was transparent my favorite game was DK country

  57. Florida Gamer

    Florida Gamer

    3 päivää sitten

    what is the thang he usas for his scraws

  58. Jaap Lubberts

    Jaap Lubberts

    3 päivää sitten

    i subscribed, liked and shared because you took the time to rename the pokemon :-)

  59. BS


    3 päivää sitten

    This made me guilty throwing away my Gameboy Advance. Then again I am nowhere near his ability to restore it. It was damaged by batter acid. I wonder if it could have been restored? If only this guy was my friendly neighbour.

  60. White Simurgh

    White Simurgh

    3 päivää sitten

    **Something dissolves into atoms.. This guy : Isopropyl alc. will fix it!

  61. asdfyxcv1100


    3 päivää sitten


  62. TheNoobBlox


    4 päivää sitten

    14:39 you can see theyre happy because of the quiet gasp when it turns on

  63. Hawk Feather

    Hawk Feather

    4 päivää sitten

    Wow that screen looks great! I love watching these!

  64. ItzOuter


    4 päivää sitten

    i want it

  65. B noza

    B noza

    4 päivää sitten

    Oh damn, bringing out Pokemon Yellow lol

  66. Jada :0

    Jada :0

    4 päivää sitten

    I love how every time I think something is broken it’s really just dirty

    • Taveren99


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  67. um ya

    um ya

    4 päivää sitten

    "some japanese kids sweat" how intense can gaming be on a gameboy colour??

    • Jackson Horwitz

      Jackson Horwitz

      Päivä sitten

      I don’t have a gameboy color, though I do have a gameboy color game on my 3DS

    • um ya

      um ya

      Päivä sitten

      @Austin Hall will try to find one

    • Austin Hall

      Austin Hall

      Päivä sitten

      @um ya completely worth it. I still play mine

    • um ya

      um ya

      Päivä sitten

      @Austin Hall I mean they don’t seem way too expensive, I can try

    • Austin Hall

      Austin Hall

      Päivä sitten

      @um ya Gameboy are sick. I suggest trying to find a color or Gameboy advanced SP

  68. alisa mironova

    alisa mironova

    4 päivää sitten

    in great condition 300$ ebay)))

  69. Glitcher1987


    4 päivää sitten

    did anyone hear the gasp when the screen booted up?

  70. binaryboffin


    4 päivää sitten

    I'm losing sleep at night. That sticker is not on straight.

  71. DanExe


    4 päivää sitten

    I absolutely love these videos, so cool to watch and the amount of precision is tremendous, keep it up!!!!.

  72. putnam83 clauser

    putnam83 clauser

    4 päivää sitten

    Just found this and had to comment on the sound. The ambience, crispness is amazing and draws you in.

  73. The purpleBat

    The purpleBat

    4 päivää sitten

    Wonderful ♡

  74. joe gonzales

    joe gonzales

    4 päivää sitten

    Hey, you probably won't see this but I have an old gameboy that will sometimes randomly shut off. Wanna fix it? :3

  75. bao bao puppy 234

    bao bao puppy 234

    5 päivää sitten

    2068: restoring a Nintendo switch

  76. Trenton Bolek

    Trenton Bolek

    5 päivää sitten

    "All of this is some Japanese Kid's Hand Sweat" xD

  77. tan raro como un roedor en hilos de gris

    tan raro como un roedor en hilos de gris

    5 päivää sitten

    Excelente broo

  78. 2 bits

    2 bits

    5 päivää sitten

    I can't believe that you made it work and played pokemon, dude! That's awesome you're awesome man!!

  79. n o

    n o

    5 päivää sitten

    Me watching him play with it when he’s done making it: All of a sudden: PIKACHU👺👹

  80. Jess


    5 päivää sitten

    Bahaha the pokemon names :P Love it

  81. Ruben


    5 päivää sitten

    “Aight fam imma need that back.” 🤣

  82. breeta Long

    breeta Long

    5 päivää sitten

    Watching these makes me wanna try this

  83. Oddy Nuff

    Oddy Nuff

    5 päivää sitten

    Mm vidya gamez

  84. Lola Incarnate

    Lola Incarnate

    5 päivää sitten

    Aha! I wasnt expecting that Ducktor teeth brushing!!

  85. Shaun Price

    Shaun Price

    5 päivää sitten

    Do you know what could be wrong? I have a GBC that won't display even with another screen which is fine. It gets power, seems to boot games I can hear the volume no problem, only screens won't work. It is an atomic purple GBC that is in very decent condition overall. I'd like to use it if I can fix it.

  86. Gavin Sawyer

    Gavin Sawyer

    5 päivää sitten

    I wanna know what type of air compressor he has

  87. asyari si

    asyari si

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  88. Dafid Id

    Dafid Id

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  89. Dafid Id

    Dafid Id

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  90. Andrea _

    Andrea _

    6 päivää sitten

    I advice everyone watching this video at 3/4 am. It's really relaxing.

  91. Rizki Ana

    Rizki Ana

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  92. ani ananta

    ani ananta

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  93. Saiful Men

    Saiful Men

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  94. Jay Dom

    Jay Dom

    6 päivää sitten

    I HATE GAMEBOYS me: 18:26

  95. Domertrox_YT


    6 päivää sitten

    I dunt spik ingles

  96. RublUkIUTU


    6 päivää sitten

    Apostaría Y apuesto 1.000 dólares a que usted señor es alguien joven y probablemente con bigote o barba

  97. Prez Pikle

    Prez Pikle

    6 päivää sitten

    Omg I just love these vids

  98. nunja business

    nunja business

    6 päivää sitten

    U should do a giveaway of some of the stuff u restored . That would be awesome

  99. Azula


    6 päivää sitten

    why am i watching this at 4am i-

  100. Mike Jime

    Mike Jime

    6 päivää sitten

    Do you resell the fixed items?