Hey all, I finished this off this week, and i thought you'd all find it pretty interesting.
And hopefully you'll agree that it comes under the category of 'tasteful mod' as i feel it adds functionality that should have been there the whole time, but alas the technology was still a couple of years away from being cheap enough to fit Gunpey's vision.
Anyway, on with the show, here is one of my WonderSwans, a mono version that was a pretty cheap pickup
and now, with the lights off...
Yes! I can now play it in bed!
I used my cheap mono console as a test, but now i shall look at doing the real intention, which is a Color model
I thought about frontlighting my SwanCrystal, as the lcd is arguably better, but I've been frontlighting a few things and it's nowhere near as nice as a good backlight (if the LCD tech permits)
If anyone would like to know how it's done, the brief summary is:-
Remove reflector and polariser from WonderSwan LCD screen
Remove diffusion materials from DSLite backlight
Remove and clean polarising layer from DSLite screen
Remove Frontlight assembly from GBA SP
Marry the DS diffuser with the GBA light bar
Mount new light and polariser to the LCD
Wire the unit to the GND and 3V solder points labelled on the WonderSwan DC-DC board
Put it all back together, sweet!
Now i just need to make my own headphone adapter