I started with the gameboy on and it open with all of the lights turned out. I forget how long, but I turned the lights on, and then closed the screen. With the lights off, the camera only picked up the LCD and the glow it cast on the start and select buttons. When the lights got turned on, it revealed everything else and gave me a couple of seconds to close the screen. I don't remember the times, but I've been wanting to try it again with the brightness turned down and see if that would be enough for the buttons to disappear.