It also served as the memory card, and could download mini-games to play independently of the main console. Cool, right?
First of all I opened the casing, in doing so I accidentally broke the wires going to the piezo buzzer.
I decided not to repair them. That way I didn't have to hear the annoying beeeeeeeeeeep when I turned the Dreamcast on with no batteries in the VMU(all the time).
I peeled the reflective silver backing off the LCD glass and stuck the perspex in place behind the LCD.
|tricky to solder and photograph|
It then all went back together, it's quite cramped though. You have to be careful not to over-tighten the screws holding the board in place to avoid pressure marks on the screen.
Reassembled, you couldn't tell it wasn't stock...
...Until you switch the lights off ; )
But, it definitely looks cool and only took an hour to make, so overall I'd say it was a decent little afternoon project.