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Toadthemushroom
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(09-13-2016, 09:30 AM)
Just had another look at my EU and JPN Micros.

Yeah, the L and R buttons are also different. The EU models seem to use faux-chrome, it's a more plastic-y and wavy finish that looks more painted. The colour is also less silver.

My scratched-up JPN model's L and R buttons are more silver in colour, have a less wavy (straight) finish, and the scratches are just scratches showing more of the same material underneath, I can't see paint coming off or chipping off.
randomwab
Member
(11-20-2016, 04:27 PM)
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So I bought a copy of FFVI Advance and dug my Micro out. Popped the faceplate off to give it a clean and now it won't clip to the micro when I try to put it back. Seems like the faceplate itself is fine, the hooks like perfect. If whatever those hooks clip onto in the micro itself have broke, am I screwed? This happened to anyone else?
Wolfe
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(11-20-2016, 08:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by randomwab

So I bought a copy of FFVI Advance and dug my Micro out. Popped the faceplate off to give it a clean and now it won't clip to the micro when I try to put it back. Seems like the faceplate itself is fine, the hooks like perfect. If whatever those hooks clip onto in the micro itself have broke, am I screwed? This happened to anyone else?

Can you post pics or something? Having a hard time visualizing the scenario as on the GBM side it's just holes that the clips pop into right?
AppleSeason
Member
(11-20-2016, 08:51 PM)
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For some reason my Micro never seems to leave my nighstand drawer, even though I haven't used it since Mother 3.


(That's an EZ Flash V on it with fobby's translation).

Still one of my favourite designs, even though lately I find it fairly straining to my eyes.
sixteen-bit
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(11-20-2016, 09:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by randomwab

So I bought a copy of FFVI Advance and dug my Micro out. Popped the faceplate off to give it a clean and now it won't clip to the micro when I try to put it back. Seems like the faceplate itself is fine, the hooks like perfect. If whatever those hooks clip onto in the micro itself have broke, am I screwed? This happened to anyone else?

Check this out. You'll probably need to source a replacement latch to fix it though.

Originally Posted by sixteen-bit

Informative video on replacing and Game Boy Micro faceplate latch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CAjV3SiUzo

Toadthemushroom
Banned
(12-31-2016, 11:35 PM)
I'm tempted to pick up a third Game Boy Micro - really want the Japan-only pearl-blue model. I think the blue hue has aged much better than the European blue model (which is still nice but a less refined tone), and I want those true-chrome START/SELECT buttons...

...I need to stay strong and resist!
Lupin the Third
Member
(12-31-2016, 11:46 PM)
It's probably been answered, but did any company ever bother to manufacture a GB Micro screen magnifier attachment? I realize it sorta defeats the portability factor, but I was just curious.

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