Light kit for GBA goes on sale today

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  1. Joe michaels

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    I know some of you were interested in this. I am too but the cost of $35 and $7 for shipping AND the instructions for installation all seem just a bit much. Anyhoo- The kit goes on sale at 1:00 central time.
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  2. Joel Mack

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    Yes! I am *so* buying one of those things immediately. [​IMG]
     
  3. Camp

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    They're only taking pre-orders at this point.
    Still, I'll be there at 1[​IMG]M when it starts. [​IMG]
     
  4. Chris Bardon

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    They're even arranging it so that people outside of the US can get kits-glad that someone thought of that! Looking forward to seing this thing in action.
     
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    Have you guys checked out the video of the "Afterburner" in action. Yikes!! What a HUGE difference[​IMG]
     
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    I'm on this! [​IMG]
     
  7. DonRoeber

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    If you can, get a quantitiy discount. I'm ordering five. Two for me, and three for other people in my office. You get an 8% discount for five, more of a discount when ordering more. Check the FAQ.
     
  8. Joel Mack

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    Looks like they're gettin' hammered. Can't get the website to even pull up right now.

    This is both a good and bad thing, I think. Good because there's lots of demand. Bad because I'm afraid they'll get overwhelmed and actually getting the things ordered and mailed out will become a marathon waiting game...

    Hope they anticipated this...
     
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    I hear you, Joel. I'm getting the same thing when I try to jump in. Hope it irons out fine... [​IMG]
     
  10. Chris Bardon

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    Am I the only one who wants to see what this thing looks like in conditions other than complete darkness? Personally, I think that some of the images look a little washed out, and would like to see a side by side comparisson of the modded and unmodded units in full light before I buy. That being said though, I'm sure that there'll be enough reviews of it up here after it ships to answer any questions I might have...
     
  11. Morgan Jolley

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    Is there a way to turn the light off?
     
  12. Dave F

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    From the FAQ:
     
  13. Andre F

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    How tough is the installation for this light? That part scares me a little.

    -Andre F
     
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    A hell lot easier than trying to pre-order one. [​IMG]
     
  15. Chris Bardon

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    Well, from what I understand, the install is simply affix light screen on GBA, solder power connections for it, and if you want mount a switch on it. Personally, if it looks good (i.e. not washed out) in light, I'd be liable to leave the thing on all the time and not try to get a switch on there. No idea how you'd mount one anyhow...
     
  16. Camp

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    Geez...I finally got my preorder in! They're doing well for themselves, I take it.
     
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    It's times like this that I wish I knew how to solder! [​IMG]
     
  18. Joel Mack

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    You could probably get your local electronics repair shop to do it for you...
     
  19. Camp

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    I just purcased my first soldering kit to make some audio cables. I had no idea what I was doing and it wasn't difficult at all. I could see how very fine detail work would be hard but I'm confident I won't totally destroy my GBA.
     
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    No way would I buy this. Not without being able to read the directions first (are they posted on the site?) And determining for myself if I have the time or the ability to do the install. Come on Nintendo! Put out a SGBA (Super Game Boy Advance) with a light.
     

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