Common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
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Identification and Background ¶
The Game Boy Advance is a hand held gaming console manufactured by Nintendo. When it was released in 2001, it was popular because it had a 32-bit RISC processor that allows the user to play Super Nintendo games in your hand. It was the second Game Boy to have color graphics after the Game Boy Color.
The Game Boy Advance comes in a variety of colors and styles: Arctic, Black, Fuchsia, Glacier, Indigo, Hello Kitty, Red, Platinum, and Gold which is rare.
It can play older games from previous Game Boy generations and it can link with other Game Boy systems with the Game Link or GameCube cable.
The Game Boy Advance was replaced by the Game Boy Advance SP in 2003. The new model has rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and a built in screen.