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McWill LCD Upgrade for Lynx

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I just got my Lynx back after using an eBay modder.  I got the McWill LCD screen update, re-cap, and a new speaker (mine was blown).  It's a very impressive upgrade.  In many cases, it's like playing the games for the first time.  Games like Pinball Jam with lots of motion go from "meh" to "Wow!" status. 

 

Here's a few pictures of my collection.  There are numerous videos on youtube showing before/after that really tell a better story than any picture I could take.  I suggest checking those out.

 

So for anyone else interested, here are my pros/cons:

 

Pros:

  • Amazing picture quality.  Very bright and easy on the eyes. 
  • I'm told battery life goes way up.  But I haven't tested this.  I just use an AC adapter on mine.  I will not risk battery leakage in my Lynx. 
  • For anyone doing YouTube Lynx reviews -- the McWill with VGA-out is a must. 

Cons:

  • Spendy. 
  • Difficult to do.  I sent mine out to an ebay modder, which was nerve-wracking and took a long time.  But in the end, it worked out just fine.

 

Was it worth it?  For me, absolutely yes.  It turned a dim screen with obvious lines into something much much better.

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I want to do this but because of the price i would only chiose 1 to do it to and i cant decide over the lynx or game gear

I'd say a good working Game Gear has a much nicer original screen than a Lynx.  But to be honest, I've been thinking about having a Game Gear done too. 

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Out of curiousity, and please do PM if you rather not reveal it publically, but I'd like to know how much it cost you for all of that. I know how much the McWill kit itself is and I know how involved it is having done both a Lynx II and my 1 asic game gear. (game gear was MUCH more difficult).

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