Anyone Know Where I could get a GBA afterburner kit?

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  1. galvascream

    galvascream Apple Junkie

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    I heard they're hard to find now, but I think that would be the best possible solution. any of you know where I could buy one?
     
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    I don't remember what that was? Only reason I ask is because I own Afterburner for the GBA.
     
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    Wouldn't it just be simpler to get a used GBA SP that already has a lit screen?
     
  4. Prowl

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    That's what I got, and on top of that, I hunted down that newer model with the extra bright screen. It looks like someone had raped it and left it for dead, but the screen looks great.
     
  5. galvascream

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    Yeah but the design of the original can't be beat.

    This basically is what the afterburner looks like.

    GBA - Afterburner Backlit Kit
     
  6. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Word of warning on those afterburner kits. The reflective film that you absolutely have to apply to the screen is a pain in the ass. If you have one speck of dust get in there while you are doing it, it shows up like the Titanic once you turn it on.
     
  8. galvascream

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    So you have one?
     
  9. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Just a friendly word of caution and warning,

    Unless you absolutely know what you are doing, or known someone who absolutely knows what they're doing, I wouldn't advise going the Afterburner route.
     
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    There's something like the afterburner but it's way easier to install. It's the halo light. I've heard it's supposed to be pretty good but I've never used either so you might want to do some research. You can get it on ebay for $20-$30 pretty easily though, and all it involves it popping the front screen off the GBA and replacing it, then there's a little passthrough thing that you plug into the link port to light it up. It might be worth a shot.
     
  11. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    The problem with the HALO light is that it got produced by different companies over time, each one getting updated to work even better. Version 2.0, 3.0, and so on...the real problem lies in trying to find out what each version is. They come in different packaging, so that's a clue, though these packages never specific what release of the light you're buying. Is it version 1.0 or version 5.0?

    If you go the HALO light route, at least do some deep digging and try to piece together a "product time line" that could point you to the latest version of the light.

    I only say all this because I heard the early versions of the HALO light were not very good in that to see the screen correctly illuminated, you had to hold the system at a funny enough angle which would make game play awkward, uncomfortable, and hard to control.
     
  12. Optimus-JD

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    Yeah, I got one when they were new and in production. It's a good thing too, as I had to order 2 more of the films before I got it installed without iceburg sized dust chunks in it. It was a pain in the ass. The end result was nice and it still works fine today but I wouldn't do it again.
     

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